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Juno Mamba – ‘Heavenly’ (Be_Hear / Now)

The music of Juno Mamba / Vinci Andanar is definitely an experience. Listeners are brought into his world through a plethora of unique electronic elements, most notably culminating from influences beyond the realms of music.

“I get a lot of inspiration from everywhere, not just music. I get inspired by sportspeople and athletes,” he says.

Vinci’s love of music started back in his hometown of Ballarat, which has undoubtedly helped breed some of our best musical artists in recent times. He notes that the town’s rich musical scene and bevy of talented individuals helped make it an easy choice to pursue a career in the arts.

“Ballarat is one of the most talented, creative cities. I think being in a town with 110,000, it’s still a lot of people, but growing up, it seemed pretty small,” he says.

“It’s probably every generation, but I feel like in my generation, there were just so many talented people. A lot of that had to do with The Karova Lounge in Ballarat. They really fostered local bands.”