We’ve all seen artists who are guilty of jumping on bandwagons and we applaud those who really don’t give a fuck when it comes to playing different styles and aren’t afraid to draw from whatever influences appeal to them. We’re constantly looking for these types of artists, and Manics, the up and coming producers from San Francisco sum up this philosophy perfectly. Musically, Chris and Jordan, come from different backgrounds and this translates into their productions that spans several different genres.
We love the fact that they pride themselves on being ‘manics’ because their music IS all over the place. They hand pick synths and samples and re-arrange them on the go during performances like a live remix. You may be hearing an edited synth or sample that no one would ever think to throw over that banging moombahton track but it sounds so good that the audience doesn’t even notice that it’s not part of the original song.
They know exactly what they’re doing on stage and in the studio they have an even better spontaneous approach. The Manics described themselves as being “up without hesitation” so when they have ideas they get them down and run with it without even knowing where it’s going to end up. Their productions have already caught the attention of one of our favorite labels, Mad Decent, who are known for pushing sonic boundaries.
Things are looking very promising for the Manics, they have already secured a residency at the SF hot spot Temple, and have releases on a remix album by JasWho?. The Manic’s continue to challenge themselves and are always moving forward musically. Their newest project will incorporate more live sounds as they work towards developing a completely original live set. So yes, think guitars and heavy bass riffs on top of everything we’ve described so far. I think that we can expect to see Manic’s putting San Franacisco on the map big time. Check out the Manics facebook page too for updates.We’ve included two of our favorite Manics tracks below, a tropical-moombahton banger and a heavy peak time electro remix.
Manics – Tropical Beams
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