Hailing from the shores of Hawai’i and setting up shop in Southern California, this young producer has quickly solidified himself as one of the newest rising stars to emerge from the Los Angeles dance music scene. Drawing inspiration from several styles and artists has allowed him to blur the lines sonically, creating cutting edge material that pays homage to the past while always pushing to be progressive.
In just a little over a year since launching onto the scene, Mahalo has garnered the support of tastemakers and renowned artists alike while releasing music on some of the world’s largest and most esteemed imprints such as Bunny Tiger, Toolroom Records, Enormous Tunes, Insomniac Records, Perfect Havoc, Armada Music and more.
The unique and signature style of Mahalo has earned him the respect of many in both the underground dance music scene as well as the more popular factions of the entertainment industry, such as Hardwell, Avicii, Mark Knight, Blonde, Tommy Trash, DJ Chuckie, Judge Jules, The Aston Shuffle, Swanky Tunes, Mike Mago and Sam Feldt.
Mahalo’s biggest track to date is his liquid house banger ‘Current Mood’ which was released back in 2016 on Hoxton based label Perfect Havoc, with a vocal edit following shortly after, featuring singer/songwriter ‘Cat Lewis’, which dropped in March 2017.
Current Mood has now accumulated over 3.2 million streams on Spotify alongside support from Liquid Todd on SiriusXM, Hardwell, Andrea Bali (Radio 105) and Friday Night Shuffle (Triple J) the track was also synced to one of the worlds biggest sport apps ‘Dream League Soccer’ which has over 700million users worldwide, ‘Current Mood’ also featured on Toolroom’s Ibiza 2017 Volume 2 compilation which went to No. 1 on Beatport. This all then led Mahalo to signing to Perfect Havoc’s management roster.
In December 2016, Mahalo won a DJ competition with Insomniac’s Discovery Project to play at their New Year’s Eve extravaganza ‘Countdown 2016’ festival which featured artists such as Alesso, Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers, Zedd and more. This then led Mahalo to releasing his own music on Insomniac’s IN/Rotation project as a two track EP, with ‘Perfect (Feat. Cat Lewis)’ and ‘Dirty Boss Bass Man’, and playing at Insomniac’s most well known events, with two slots at EDC Las Vegas, Nocturnal, Groove Cruise and show supports for the likes of Autograf, Klingande, and more.In the last months of 2017, Mahalo released with US dance label ‘Thrive’ with ‘Good Vibes Only’ along with a support show for Martin Solveig on October 27thfollowed by a performance at EDC Orlando on November 10thand Sound Nightclub for Space Yacht (Insomniac Records).
2018 has seen further support for Mahalo thus far across the industry with his tracks ‘Everything Goes Black’ being an underground tech smash earlier this year, generating 701,000 streams on Spotify with DJ support from Mark Knight, Benny Benassi, Nora En Pure, My Digital Enemy, Faithless to name a few. Mahalo then released ‘Here With Me’ on Hoxton based label Perfect Havoc and US label Thrive back in March which is well on it’s way to over 1 million streams on Spotify and saw support from Liquid Todd on SirusXM, Greg James on BBC Radio 1, Tiesto and Hardwell, this then led to Mahalo playing a second year in a row at EDC Las Vegas on the Insomniac Records stage after also remixing ‘Slander, Say My Name – I Can’t Escape (ft. Feli Ferraro).