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Over the years, Chris Gavino, more popularly known as Manila Killa, has enmeshed himself in the world of shimmering electronic music, building himself as a staple in the world of future-minded production. From helping to found the music collective Moving Castle, working alongside Aseem Manaokar as the once-duo Hotel Garuda, to creating his own project that has taken his unique vision for electronic music worldwide, Manila Killa is poised to take yet another large leap forward.
“All 2 U” marks Manila Killa’s first single of 2019 and his final before dropping his highly-anticipated debut project. The release follows the announcement of the producer’s first headlining tour and highly praised singles, “Run Away” and the Mansionair-assisted “Wake Up Call.” Enlisting Sara Skinner, Manila Killa ventures off on a neon-lit joyride through a futuristic soundscape of your wildest imagination. The propulsive single manages to evoke the otherworldly nature of Porter Robinson’s Worlds, while retaining a style that is distinctively Manila Killa. Speaking on “All 2 U,” Gavino shared,
“This is a big step in my journey as an artist because this is the last song I’ll be releasing that is part of a bigger project coming out next month. On top of that, I’ll be going on my first headlining tour, where I’ll be showcasing a lot of the music I’ve been working on for the past year. Thank you all for the support you’ve been showing me - me and my team really appreciate it and we hope to see you at a show soon!!”
For anyone who has yet to see a Manila Killa show, let us tell you one thing. “All 2 U” marks a remarkable addition to a set and growing discography quite like no other.
Listen to “All 2 U” below and be sure to catch Manila Killa on his upcoming ‘1993’ Tour:
For more Manila Kila, revisit our interview with the electronic wunderkind.