MANO LE TOUGH

These days, the Irish-born DJ, producer, and label owner is one of the most celebrated names in underground house and techno. In his mind, DJing is a legitimate art form, and as such, it’s something to be taken seriously. Mano’s eclectic style, which often includes forays into assorted strains of house, techno, disco, new wave, and more, is the direct byproduct of his many long nights in the DJ booth.

Though he first began making music as a teenager in Greystones, the seaside village where he grew up, it was during a stint in Dublin that Mano first delved into Ableton Live and electronic music production. Mano has been busy cultivating a label of his own, Maeve. Launched in 2012 with the help of good friends The Drifter and Baikal, Maeve has already established itself as a reliable home for thoughtful, melodic dance music, and the young imprint is increasingly being tapped for festival and club showcases around the globe.