Manqo should never have existed. The result of a chance encounter combined with a creative impulse. Or as the word literally translates, an ‘imperfection’. A mistake. Two acquaintances who quickly realised that the result of their varied musical tastes and style was a blend of soulful atmospheres and beats completely beyond the realms of their own expectation. The first result of this new partnership found its way to Keinemusik’s Rampa, and with a quick retouch became ‘Won’t Change’, released soon after on VOD and appearing on Playstation’s GTA 5. Naturally, it wasn’t long before the mysterious allure of the unidentified duo caught the attention of Damian Lazarus, who immediately signed two EPs to his Crosstown Rebels imprint. The first of which sees its release on the 29th of November, backed by a remix from none other than the master of mellifluous house music himself, Black Coffee.
Manqo may have been an accident, but clearly, the music was destined to be heard. For now, we can only listen to the story unfold as it writes itself, one chance encounter at a time.