Born in Kazakhstan, he is from the town of Aksu and has played guitar since the age of 8. He studied and works in rail transport (at one point he worked at the Aksu railway station), but has been engaged in music production since 2017. His remix of Roses by Guyanese-American rapper Saint Jhn brought him international attention.
It has appeared in the charts throughout Europe including Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, India and Sweden, becoming number 1 on Shazam World. Based on the success and popularity of the remix, the original song recorded in 2016, appeared on the US Billboard chart, the UK Singles Chart and other charts, including, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland in 2019. He has signed with the Russian label Effective Records and released his first song on KSHMR's label Dharma Worldwide, a sublabel of Spinnin Records. On November 24, 2020, he was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Remixed Recording for his remix of Saint Jhn's "Roses".
On 12 February 2021, Imanbek released Bang, a collaborative 4-track extended play (EP) with English singer Rita Ora. It was released simultaneously alongside its lead single "Big" with French DJ David Guetta and featuring American rapper Gunna. Argentine trap artist Khea features on the song "Mood" which also appears on the EP. On 15 March 2021, Imanbek won a Grammy for his remix of "Roses", becoming the first-ever person from the former Soviet Union, the first ever person from the Commonwealth of Independent States to win a Grammy in a category which is not classical music and the first ever person from Kazakhstan to win a Grammy.