Imanbek and Rita Ora are going big. Literally. On Thursday (Feb. 4), the Kazakh producer and the British singer announced a forthcoming four-track EP, Bang.
The project’s lead track is “Big” an appropriately named song given that it will feature EDM hitmaker David Guetta and white-hot rapper Gunna. Created over a series of Zoom sessions, Bang drops Feb. 12. All four tracks were co-written by Imanbek and Ora, who promise “a mix of modern pop, ’80s and ’90s club culture and floor-filling house.”
Bang will be the first EP from Imanbek after he blew up in 2020 via his massively successful remix of Saint Jhn’s “Roses.” The edit spent 23 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in 2020 and earned Imanbek a 2021 Grammy nomination for best remixed recording. The Kazakstan-based producer followed up that hit with 2020’s Marhsmello and Usher collab, “Too Much.”
“This was a globally collaborative project including some of my favorite artists and producers,” Imanbek says of Bang in a statement. “It was really fun to work with on the project in such a creative way. The project brought us together not only creatively but personally and that was a great experience.”
Along with Guetta and Gunna, Bang will feature Argentine trap artist Khea, who contributes on the track “Mood.”
“When we started this project, we were really looking to develop creative connections with other artists,” Ora says in a statement. “Collaborating with Imanbek was a really unique experience, we had meetings through Zoom to discuss the music and we had to use translators as well as, so we really had to adapt to a new way of recording. It’s amazing how much technology allowed our connection to shine through.”