manik returns to fresh meat with an ep written with us in mind. after successfully completing his second full-length for ovum, the nyc native has created music inspired by chicago s gritty roots. the 4 tracks speak to the raw, dark, basement vibe that so many of us grew up with.
fall into a dream state, leave your body, here we go fresh from launching his 909 til infinity with option 4 and storming bpm so hard he was identified by pulse radio as one of the key breakthrough acts of the mexican festival, manik returns to ovum with more visceral, physical slabs of straight-up tech funk.
maniks star has been rising for the past few years, and this latest release on poker flat recordings suggests the young new yorker has a lot up his sleeve for 2016. having already dropped dance-floor bombs on the likes of hot creations and ovum, and spun everywhere from panorama bar to womb in tokyo, the weights and measures ep solidifies his emerging reputation as fresh voice on the scene.
kaum jemand ist zurzeit so gefragt wie manik. kein wunder, hat der new yorker dj und produzent die house-szene mit seinem dynamisch versatilen style in den letzten jahren mächtig aufgemischt. sowohl als teil von josh winks ovum recordings, als auch seine maxis auf poker flat oder hot creations zeigen, dass maniks grooves nicht nur von catchy melodien leben nonchalant verbindet der amerikaner instrumental breaks seiner hip hop wurzeln mit jacking house und detroit beats. mit seiner ny2la ep debütiert er nun auf bpitch control.
m a n i k returns to ovum with in walks bourbon! a long-standing veteran of josh winks ovum imprint, the in walks bourbon ep marks maniks fifth offering to the label and maintains the high quality weve come to expect from an artist who is comfortably at the top of his game right now. the ep consists of a trio of raw, chunky, house-influenced cuts which show m a n i k diving back in to the underground sounds of his new york roots with a taste of chicago. the a side track wink kd lures the listener in with its catchy groove and hypnotic vocal sample.
manik returns to ovum with house cut 1 ep. a long-standing veteran of josh winks ovum imprint, the house cut 1 ep marks maniks fourth offering to the label and maintains the high quality weve come to expect from an artist who is comfortably at the top of his game right now
manik makes his fourth release on culprit, making him (along with lee foss) the labels true resident producer. alongside him burnski makes his full debut for culprit, having been responsible for one of the label s most memorable songs of 2012 his remix of subbans what i do.
two great friends, and exciting young talents, reunite for their second outing on real tone. the transatlantic partnership between leeds-born burnski and new yorks m a n i k has already produced one special creation the dancefloor smash *you know what its like*. full of funk and relentless energy, the track was a great fusion of the contemporary styles of two well-respected producers.
its strange to think that it was only 2010 that saw the first records from christopher manik, aka manik. since exploding onto the scene with his debut ovum release he has gone on to develop and strengthen his own sounds & styles. never pigeonholed, the young new yorker has confidently and creatively placed his music on a variety of the hottest labels of today, whilst always managing to maintain his own unique identity.
early djs supports and feedbacks by luciano, dubfire, damian lazarus, sasha, mike huckaby, shaun reeves, reboot, efdemin, deetron, dj deep.two young talents, brit-born twenty something burnski and native new yorker manik, join forces for real tone s latest dancefloor nugget, you know what its like.
culprit favourite and nyc wonder m a n i k returns with his second release for the label with >she watches me<, featuring a choice remix from the revenge.
few producers in underground dance music have had as prolifically dense an output as chris manik (m a n i k) over the last two years. he joins the-likes-of maya jane coles, maceo plex and subb-an, as an artist who seem to have unnerving quality control, making every one of their tracks count. no wonder then, that culprit was delighted for m a n i k to return for his second record on the label, and his first full original release since the acclaimed lp for ovum earlier this year. culprit scored another coup when m a n i k, who prefers for his original music to stand alone, agreed to have >she watches me< be remixed. the legendary graeme clark aka the revenge was a fitting choice for this rare occasion.
scoring the soundtrack of a new electronic frontier, the young new yorker named artist to watch of 2011 by mixmag and dj mag, m a n i k delivers a prototype debut album >armies of the night< for josh winks ovum recordings. as the trend for stateside dance music continues to take hold, nyc born and bred m a n i k propels it further forward with a sublimely original album. stitched together by ovum creator, josh wink, >armies of the night< is a continuous ebb of energy that continues to surprise as it gains momentum.
celebrating its tenth release culprit welcomes another extremely exciting and upwardly mobile young american producer to its fold, m a n i k. born and raised in nyc, and with an accent to match. 2010 has been a break out year for this 24 yr old with his own original material appearing on some of the best underground electronic labels including josh winks ovum, poker flat, four:twenty and chicagos very own fresh meat run by legendary audio soul project. as a dj and producer its impossible to put m a n i k in any one box. graduating from school in 2007 with a degree in music business, he is not by any means your typical artist. being heavily inspired by a diverse and comprehensive musical background, his style is a unique blend of cutting edge house, futuristic techno and deep, classic old school grooves, along with dark & edgy sounds. from the deep and groovy mclovin you to the old school techno feel of crooklyn this is a great four track ep, that further cements culprits burgeoning status as a cutting edge new label
over the past twelve months, new york based manik has been residing at the top of many peoples one-to-watch-lists off the back of his >park to the slop< ep on josh winks ovum recordings (which also led to releases on four:twenty and fresh meat). the 24 year old is rapidly building a reputation with his work and it gives us immense pleasure to welcome him to komplex de deep. both the title track and flip >space & truth< take us on elegant and sensual, oldskool journeys.
hideout presents the first collaboration with nyc producer manik, the harbin ep. four summer tracks that bring oldschool house vibes into the future. manik already had a great production year with labels such as ovum, poker flat, four twenty ...
here he delivers four killer tracks full of soul and deep vibes. >forge< is the ideal house track for endless summers, best experienced dancing on a beach with a mojito spilling from your hand. classy string break, bouncing latino vibes all that you need for a night by the pool. >harbin< reminds us of evenings spent at the beach with its classy house chords and saxophone, while >peach tea< will quench your thirst of new music with subtle glide synths and atmospheres. >that is< finishes the ep with dry beats, detroit style stabs and 303 bleeps. in order to find more about manik , you can always check the brand new hideoutmusic.net web site, tap into the international hideout style detector and get to know the crew.
chris manik is a nyc resident, his debut release for josh winks ovum label had rave reviews from the likes of steve bug, deetron, milton jackson, jimpster etc. his first release for mazis fresh meat is a superb deep tech adventure with remix from germanys wiretappeur aka kruse & nurnberg.
dj support by dj sneak, sasse, miles maeda, paolo mojo, johnny d
ltd to 200 copies, handnumbered , incl dl code , audio soul project drops 4 new cuts. a1 brings an acid stormer getting major plays from eris drew. a2 remixes a manik original with ukg and breakbeat vibes. b1 is a moody vocal featuring brett barton. b2 is disco cut-up with chicago beats & analog squelches. yellow vinyl screen-printed
poker flats forward to the past anthology returns in its 3rd iteration, as lean and mean as it ever was and precision-engineered to make you jack, dream and all things in between. the winning formula remains the same: task a selection of hotshot veteran and up-and-coming producers with recapturing the style and mood of early club music, paying homage to the golden years between 1985 and 1992 when chicago house and acid, new york house and detroit techno took the world and its dancefloors by storm. the result is a collection of new and exclusive tracks as addictive as the stone cold classics that influenced them - a tribute and, at the same time, the cutting edge of contemporary music production.