Tag: MANIK

[Playlist] MANIK’s Musical Autobiography

Bi-coastal US artist MANIK has literally been with us since the beginning. As the only artist to feature on two DHA family exclusive mixes, along numerous musical features, MANIK originally fired onto the electronic music scene in 2011 with releases on Ovum, Poker Flat, BPitch Control and Culprit. Inspired by the early 90s production techniques and the deeper acidic vibes, MANIK now debuts on Kim Ann Foxman‘s Firehouse imprint with a four track EP entitled “Mortal Frequencies”. Throughout its four tracks, “Mortal Frequencies” continues to reinforce MANIK as an underground hero with a sound all his own. To make sense ... Read more

Premiere: MANIK - The Right Moves (Kim Ann Foxman Remix)

10 Years of VIVa MUSiC saw the imprint solidify their position as one of house and techno’s most prolific and distinguished labels. 10 Years of VIVa MUSiC saw the imprint solidify their position as one of house and techno’s most prolific and distinguished labels featuring contributions from Eats Everything, Mathew Jonson, Andrea Oliva, Catz ‘N Dogz and more. One year later, VIVa now call in a host of house and techno’s most respected names to remix 2016’s milestone release, with Kim Ann Foxman, Richy Ahmed, Groove Armada, Matt Tolfrey and more set to make appearances. Here, Firehouse founder Kim Ann ... Read more

DHA Mix #229 By MANIK

As one of the few artists to now be featured twice on our podcast series, we happily welcome back MANIK. The diverse sound of MANIK is somewhere between classic house, groovy techno, acid, and a bit of funk & disco, originaly bursting onto the scene back in 2011 with releases on Ovum, Poker Flat, Hot Creations and LA based Culprit, while now having played at the likes of Panorama Bar Berlin, Womb Tokyo, Fabric London, Smartbar Chicago, and more than 100 more cities worldwide. Now, having recently relocated from New York to Los Angeles, the sounds of MANIK can be ... Read more

Premiere: MANIK – Los Angeles Dub (Original Mix)

Fresh from launching his ‘909 Till Infinity with Option 4’ and making a distinctive impression at BPM – he was identified as one of the key breakthrough acts of the Mexican festival – MANIK returns to Ovum with more visceral, physical slabs of tech funk. Coming from his upcoming Recourse EP, premiering here today is Los Angeles Dub, a fat, rolling house stunner that’s heavy on the classic Chicago tip.  MANIK’ diverse production sound is somewhere between classic house, techno, acid, and a bit of funk & disco- never pigeonholed- he is a true Music Producer/Songwriter/DJ who’s tastes reach beyond the dance-floor. It is a ... Read more

Premiere: Bambook – Träume ft. Name One (Quina Remix)

Today we present Vol I. of Jeudi’s brand new series “The Remixes”. The series will showcase remixes of some of the imprint’s prior released works. For this first edition Jeudi has gathered some great contributors for remix duty, including Maxxi Soundsystem, who has reshaped label head Doctor Dru’s Proper Lane, MANIK on Cheap Picasso’s Don’t Play Around, Camea on Bambook’s Tow The Line, and, the premiere in question, Quina’s reinterpretation of Bambook gem Träume. The brand new Stockholm/Miami based production team Quina just signed their first track to Guy Gerber’s Rumors. Their take on “Träume” is quite the dreamy treatment. The perfect ... Read more

Oasis Festival Podcast #001 By Martin Roth

Influenced by both the classic progressive house sound of the 90’s & 00’s and the deep house avant garde of today, Martin Roth’s DJing style, tracks and remixes have been continually supported by the likes of Sasha, John Digweed, Eric Prydz, Tiefschwarz, Solomun, Climbers, Jozif amongst many other leading names.  Today we’re featuring the Berlin-based DJ ahead of his gig towards the exotic Oasis Festival in Marrakesh, Morocco this September. side from being served to some of the finest names in electronic music right now – like Harvey, Agoria, Âme, Danny Daze, Derrick Carter, DJ Tennis, Ellen Allien, Gerd Janson, Guy ... Read more

Win Two Tickets To Oasis Festival

September 11 – 13 will see the debut of Oasis Festival. The promising new event will take place at the majestic Fellah hotel, on the outskirts of Marrakesh. Aside from being served to some of the finest names in electronic music right now – like Harvey, Agoria, Âme, Danny Daze, Derrick Carter, DJ Tennis, Ellen Allien, Gerd Janson, Guy Gerber B2B Matthew Dear, MANIK and Pachanga Boys, to name but a few – guests will be able to enjoy their festival experience in a setting and surrounding as divine as they come. Now you can win two tickets by entering ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In March

Our top 10 releases in March cover a range of different-sounding cuts and artists, spannig from house, to techno with even the odd disco rendez-vous here and there. These are the records that shouldn’t be missed this month. #10 | Jamie Trech – Still Need It EP | Sinnmusik | Out Now | Great stuff from UK-based producer Jamie Trench and friends on this 6-track EP on SinnMusik. The title track starts off on a typical house vibe and then opens up into something much more intricate, with a disco-funk bassline wrapping itself around some arresting drum inflections and jazzy ... Read more

Full Premiere: M A N I K – Nightfall feat. Eli & Fur (Original Mix)

M ​A N I K ​has become one of Culprit LA’s imprint’s signature artists and the one whose growth as a producer closely mirrored the label’s own rise. A New York native, M ​A N I K ​has become even closer to Culprit ​in 2014 – physically, by moving to its home base of Los Angeles. The M A N I K discography boasts music releases on the worlds best underground imprints like Ovum, Poker Flat, and Hot Creations. House, Funk, Deep House, Disco, Acid, Electronica; however, you’d still fail to get to the meaning of MANIK. His upcoming EP ... Read more

Mix #130 By Franck Roger

38-year-old French producer Franck Roger is a favoured crate digger and has a deep connection to the historic roots of house music. The first time he heard ‘Promised Land’ by Joe Smooth he became desperate to find out everything he could about house music. Too young to go out at his age back then, he found solace in visiting record shops in and outside his hometown Paris. A long-lasting relationship with the wax was initiated. Now, he says, he still lives in Paris and still buys up to 15 bits of vinyl a week. But these days, he’s actually the ... Read more

Culprit Podcast #002 By jozif

The LA-based imprint Culprit, founded by the DJ/producer trio Droog, is known for their careful selection of funky and modernistic underground house music. @Culpritla has released records for distinguished and celebrated names like Lee Foss, Lee Curtiss, Jamie Jones, MANIK, Kenneth James Gibson, Seth Troxler, Inxec, Matt Tolfrey, Subb-an, Martin Buttrich, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves, Soul Clap, Tanner Ross, jozif and many more. The latter has now hooked up a damn fine mixtape full of the deepest and sexiest tunes to tingle your ears. After breaking through with standout releases on labels like Wolf & Lamb back in 2010, the ... Read more

Deep House London Mix #002 by MANIK

For Deep House London, the second mix comes from MANIK. MANIK is a New York City cat born and raised, with his musical roots lying deep in the sprawling city. Don’t let his youthful looks fool you, because we’re dealing with a seasoned artist here. With releases on powerhouses such as Culprit LA and Hot Creations, the name MANIK doesn’t just ring a bell in the underground scene anymore, but is starting to gain a following on a much larger scale. You could throw around any number of “genre-locking terms” – House, Funk, Deep House, Disco, Acid, Electronica; however, you’d still ... Read more

FREE DOWNLOAD: Simple Man (MANIK Retro Mix)

This newest Edit/Remix we present to you today is a 2011 remix by MANIK, which he made for the Australian R&B Band “Diafrix”. MANIK has been one of our favorites ever since he dropped his first album about 2 years ago. From that moment we follow this musical genius and he surprises us every time. As young as he is he delivers very talented music and and much more is to come from him. We are very honored to release this beautiful remix for FREE! It was his first ever official remix, even though never released,  for an indie/pop/urban project. The ... Read more

Hard work pays off for Straf Werk

Author: Safia Hamidat It’s been an amazing two years for Straf_werk and with parties such as a sold out Deep House Closing in 2012, ‘DGTL’, the successful new collaboration with Pleinvrees and a massive stage at Amsterdam Open Air; it is time to host their own very first festival. On the 11th of August this house oriented festival will offer a nice mix of local and international names such as MANIK, David August, PillowTalk, Amine Edge, NOIR, Detroit Swindle, Prunk and PONY. British duo Dusky will also be making an appearance; their successes include releases on Will Saul’s Aus and ... Read more

Review: Burnski & MANIK – YJG

MANIK and Burnski, two names that (should) ring bells with deephouse enthusiasts all over the world. These two producers are pioneers of the new deep house sound. With an unmistakeable feel for groove they have delivered another masterpiece with ''Yellow Jacket Girl'', shortened to ''YJG''. It is MANIK's fourth release already on Culprit LA, making him a true resident producer for the prestigious LA-based label. And even though Burnski never released anything of his own on Culprit, his appraised remix of Subb-An's ''What I Do'' lifted moods to higher levels all summer and his previous collaborations with MANIK pretty much ... Read more