Agung Mango drops fully-charged MAN ON THE GO EP with features from Genesis Owusu, Mammoth. + more
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MAN ON THE GO is out now, buy/stream here
Trailblazing rapper and producer Agung Mango today shares his feverishly anticipated EP, MAN ON THE GO. LISTEN HERE.
For the Naarm/Melbourne-based artist, MAN ON THE GO arrives after years spent quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting artists to bubble up from Australia’s underground rap scene. Across his two previous EPs Son Of Agung and OPENFORBUSINESS, Agung Mango’s mainstream stature has risen steadily in time, having landed festival slots and collaborations with tastemakers including Genesis Owusu, 1300 and Lucianblomkamp.
A heavy-hitting R&B album that constantly tests the borders of the genre, MAN ON THE GO flexes his dexterous, free-flowing lyricism and welcomes a level of introspection that makes the EP’s vulnerability so striking. Of the EP he shares, “MAN ON THE GO is an experiment with pop music and displays a more polished version of myself. The goal was to create something out of my comfort zone.
The EP explores the theme of duality, and the ups and downs I experienced throughout the process of making it. Something that I feel like many artists go through on their journeys. The project is both reflective and definitive of who I was at the time of creating this music, and is a great example of the constantly evolving Agung Mango – a testament to the EP title MAN ON THE GO”.
Across the seven tracks we see Agung Mango piece together a whirlwind yet cohesive sound that takes sonic cues from an underground, future-leaning production that moves through flows and cadences like no one else. From his steadying releases ‘RUNAWAY’ and ‘GUAP POP (ft. Genesis Owusu)’, Agung Mango conjures on sounds of previous releases and expands on his creative exuberance in a reflection of his artist career so far. We see him speak on the sad reality of addiction in ‘IN2DEEP!’ before delving into the undeniable bond between two people in an a81yann-featured ‘INTERTWINED’. We then turn to ‘foRREst (ft. MAMMOTH)’, ‘MISERABLE MAN’ and ‘HEADBACK’, all of which respectively look towards mental illness and the trials and tribulations of home, city life and nature in his most honest and raw form.
Since his debut in 2017, Agung Mango has cultivated a following across triple j, triple j Unearthed, FBi Radio, SYN FM, NME, Acclaim, 10 Magazine, Music Feeds, Complex Australia and Pilerats amongst others, shared stages with JID, Genesis Owusu, WIKI, Milan Ring and more, plus festivals including BIGSOUND and Laneway Festival. Having kicked off earlier this month, Agung Mango has also embarked on his biggest Australian tour yet, with tickets on sale now.
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