September 8, 2023 – Over the past few years, Mahalo has demonstrated an unwavering ability to sweep listeners off their feet with his irresistible sound that sets dance floors ablaze. Today, he releases his debut album ‘Currents’ on Armada Music: an audial exploration through life’s many twists and turns.

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An ode to his island roots, themes of water flow throughout the project, sonically through his signature aquatic-style pluck sounds and visually within the release artworks, logos, titles and live visuals. “The premise of water being so involved comes from the Balearic, moody island approach I try to infuse into the melodies,” says Mahalo. “Throughout the album, I embody this theme to honor the deep-rooted significance that water, and being fluid, has had in my life."

‘Currents’ takes listeners on a journey with captivating tracks such as lead single ‘Got A Friend’, which is lined with the seductive R&B-tinged vocals of Guillaume Gordon in their second single following 2021’s ‘Destination’. Working with many of this generation’s up-and-comers, the album is chock full of collaborations including ‘Think About Me’ with Swedish Red Elephant, ‘Careless’ with Milkwish feat. Lena Leon, and ‘Body Love’ with DLMT, the third linkup between the pair following their chart-topping 2019 hit, ‘So Cold’.

Mahalo adds: "Currents take us, and anything caught in them, to unexpected places. This body of work represents that sentiment. With love... and as always, Aloha." 

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About Mahalo

Hailing from the shores of Hawai’i, Mahalo quickly made a name for himself in the late 2010’s as one of the fastest rising stars of the global dance music machine. By blurring the lines sonically and creating cutting edge material branded as his signature sound "liquid house", this up and coming producer has managed to gain the support of an impressive amount of many of the world’s biggest DJs, producers, and tastemakers while also performing at some of the most renowned festivals and stages in North America such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Spring Awakening, Groove Cruise, Freaky Deaky, Nocturnal, and more. Mahalo's 2019 breakout single 'So Cold' set a benchmark for future success journeying 15 weeks on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart eventually rising to #1, while also taking the top spot on the Mediabase US Dance Radio chart. 2021 brought Mahalo his second Billboard Dance Radio top 5 with "Not Watching Anymore" peaking at #2 after 12 weeks on the chart. Mahalo also launched his official radio show "The Mahalo Show" in 2021, which airs on Insomniac Radio and is syndicated in various countries around the world each month.

Now, with a plethora pf releases on dance music’s seminal labels, such as, Armada Music, Musical Freedom, STMPD, Toolroom, Thrive and various other taste making labels such as Perfect Havoc, Enormous Tunes, Bunny Tiger, and Insomniac Records - it’s no wonder why the world has taken notice of this promising talent who's captivated house and dance music fans worldwide.

About Armada Music

Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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