Dublin’s Mango & MathMan are two leading figures in the new wave of exciting Irish urban music. They have been making music together for several years as part of The Animators collective, but since 2016 have focused solely on collaborative projects between themselves.
Their first release ‘Badman’ has become the quintessential grime anthem for Ireland and their subsequent releases have held their stature as the ones to watch on the Dublin music scene. Their steadfast approach to innovating and melding established genres such as Grime, UK garage, Rave and Hip Hop have given them a unique sound that blends rave culture and Dublin life like no other. Mango's lyricism embodies Dublin wit, humour and attitude over MathMan’s diverse and captivating productions. Their live shows have become the highlight of festivals around the country, inducing old school rave parties for a new Ireland.
They released their first EP the ‘Wheel Up EP’ on December 8th which is now available on all streaming platforms . The ‘Wheel Up’ EP is a collection of uptempo grime and rave tracks that encapsulates the raw energy and unflinching style of Mango X MathMan’s live performances. It combines heavy bass, intricate and dark production values with razor sharp wit and street culture. The Wheel Up EP is a bold characterisation of Mango X MathMan in its curation ahead of the more artistically developed and diverse sound of their forthcoming album ‘Casual Work’.
2018 has gone off with a bang with the release of their acclaimed Wheel Up EP, Mango X MathMan performed with a wide range of Irish artists at Imagining Ireland's 21st Century Song show curated by Paul Noonan. At the sold out event in The National Concert Hall, Mango X MathMan performed with Lisa Hannigan and Day_S for their renditions of Deep Blue & Lord Hear Us respectively.
The show will play in the Barbican Centre, London on March 5th.
upcoming books include "Imagining Ireland, 21st Century Song" at the Barbican LifeFest 2018, The Trinity Ball 2018 and and
'When you have able performers ripping through rhymes with as much swagger and authenticity as Mango & MathMan you know that a moment has not only landed but will be hanging around – and spreading its wings – for many years. Rough? Irrefutably. Ready? Indisputably. Riotous? Undeniably.' -Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times
'Dublin MC Mango, along with MathMan, continued his trend of arriving at a festival, getting the lay of the land and then dominating it.' -Una Mullally, The Irish Times