When it comes to his own music, Mano is similarly focused. In Berlin his production talents truly blossomed, and Mano soon began releasing 12-inches for a variety of labels, including Prins Thomas’ Internasjonal and Tensnake’s Mirau. While his initial records presented quality bits of melody-driven and disco- flecked house, Mano really began to turn heads once he began to incorporate his own voice into the mix. By infusing his dancefloor creations with elements of intimate, heartfelt pop, Mano stood out from the crowd and caught the ear of Permanent Vacation, who issued his widely lauded debut full-length, Changing Days, in 2013 as well as its follow-up, Trails in 2015.
Mano along with The Drifter and Baikal launched their label Maeve in 2012. Since then the imprint has established itself as a reliable home for thoughtful, melodic dance music. A small but stellar catalogue features the likes of Isolée, New Jackson and Ripperton as well as the label founders themselves.