Los Angeles based James Mantis is an artist who isn’t afraid to blur the lines. In his latest five-track EP Jab Step Pop (prod. by Christian Lum), Mantis showcases his ability to play with different sounds and textures, executing his desire to create something which is undeniably unique and completely his own. Mantis shares, “I wanted this project to be a mixture of what I could do."
His stand out single “FIRE DRILL,” co-produced by Mikey Margott from The Neighborhood, has a lo-fi timeless feel with a sepia-toned aura. Flushed in a 2021 electro tone, along with melodies comparable to the likes of Childish Gambino, the track emits an unfiltered and laid-back atmosphere.
Following the standout EP which secured James Mantis a ‘Best New Artist’ accolade from Pigeons and Planes, he has released two singles, SUCKAPUNCH & MISSION, both currently streaming on Spotify’s ‘Anti-Pop’. With streaming numbers in the millions, James Mantis continues to turn heads.
James Mantis is set to release his sophomore project in 2022.