Revered as one of Australia and New Zealand’s most respected and in-demand music producers, Aaron (aka Arona) has achieved what only few could dare to imagine. As the proud recipient of a Platinum plaque for co-writing and producing credits on hip hop artist Savage's No. 1 US hit single ‘Swing’, Mane continues to make waves on both sides of the pacific, adding the likes of Pitbull, Lil Jon and Soulja Boy to his growing production resume.
For this Sydney-based producing powerhouse, the year 2015 saw him engage the music industry with his constant stream of smooth, '80s-tinged, funked-out remixes, edits and original beats that quickly gained traction. Success quickly following with the release of his single 'Things You Do’, which premiered on Triple J's Friday Night Shuffle, then making its way across the pond to Hollywood and onto the hugely celebrated HBO series 'Ballers'. His single ‘P.O.T.G.S’ cemented itself on a Victoria Secret AD Campaign and opened up further opportunities internationally for Mane, whose career continues to grow from strength to strength.
Following the success of ‘Things You Do’, Mane dropped his debut EP '2096: Retrofuture' in June of 2016, with a hyped-up collection of tracks that were already stacking up and over 2,000,000 plays on Soundcloud. His original works such as ‘Things You Do’, ‘Teardrops’ and ‘P.O.T.G.S’ have been championed by Spotify, with the latter receiving a coveted spot on its New Music Playlists and over 1,000,000 streams upon its release, reaching the Top Ten of the Hype Machine charts.
The '2096' album introduced the hardworking producer’s sound and style to the global music community, showcasing a variety of inspirations ranging from Hip-Hop to Funk, House to Disco. After selling north of two million units in North America, a re-imagined version of Swing by Melbourne prodigy Joel Fletcher took the nation by storm. The electronic rework cemented itself in ARIA history, reaching Triple Platinum status and earning Mane an APRA Award for Dance Recording of The Year.
More strings to Mane’s bow also include having completed his first solo Australian tour in 2017, which launched him into the dance music festival circuit with his 1st show being Groovin the Moo in 2018.
With the likes of Hypetrak, Dancing Astronaut, Earmilk, Stoney Roads, Nylon Mag and Pilerats (who dubbed him "Australia's answer to Kaytranada") amongst Mane’s most vocal supporters, with internationally acclaimed Diplo enlisting Mane for the BBC Radio 1 premiered Major Lazer remix, in addition to the inclusion of two of his latest releases on the Diplo & Friends show.
Currently working on his next solo project, it is safe to say that the genius of Arona Mane has well and truly arrived!