New York City’s very own MANIK fired onto the scene back in 2011 with releases on Ovum, Hot Creations and LA based Culprit. He was named one of 5 breakout stars by DJ Mag for 2011. His 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. 2013 and 2014 saw him release on some of the worlds biggest imprints via UK based Black Butter – home to Gorgon City and Rudimental – and Anjunadeep – home to Dusky. In these years, he received major accolades from XLR8R, THUMP/Vice, Mixmag, DJ Mag and many more.
Keeping up the momentum in 2015, his BPM DJ Set at the OVUM night received acclaim when it took the TOP spot on “THUMP’s Top 10 overall Sets” from the Festival. In May, he released the “Tokyo EP” on Nice Age, the label run by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The breakout single on the EP “Buffalo Trace” was hammered on BBC Radio 1 by tastemakers Annie Mac and Pete Tong.
MANIK has played in renowned venues such as Panorama Bar Berlin, Womb Tokyo, Fabric London, Verboten NY, Q Nightclub Seattle, and has filled clubs in almost one hundred cities across the globe. He also made his Boiler Room debut back in August in Berlin.
With a steady stream of releases on the way to close out 2015, plus an XLR8R Podcast, MANIK will see his music released on renowned labels BPitch Control run by Ellen Allien, his sixth release on Josh Winks OVUM, a follow up to his 2014 hit “Because Of You” via powerhouse Black Butter, and a new Nice Age EP coming in early 2016. With his unrelenting passion, consistent quality over quantity, MANIK continues his limitless global rise.
MANIK Top 10 September 2015:
01. DJ Steef – Shaking (The Revenge Remix) (Foto Recordings)
02. MANIK – House Of Cards (BPitch Control)
03. Burnski feat. Beckford – Changes (Constant Sound)
04. DJ Dozia – Pop Culture (Phil Weeks) (Ovum Recordings)
05. Katal – Dirty Smoke (Jacky Remix) (-)
06. Janet Jackson – JJ02 (Acid Reflux) (-)
07. Alexis Raphael – Chicken (Madtech Records)
08. MANIK – Freak Your House (Hot Creations)
09. Till von Sein – One (Luke Solomon) (Suol)
10. Lauhaus – Dominia (Dominia)