Line-up /MANIK | Ovum, Hot Creations, Poker Flat, New York, NY |
E Spleece | Exchange Bureau, Blank Artists, Detroit |
Covio | Red Channel, Detroit |
Los Rojos Bros | Red Channel, Detroit |
Ok with the temp outside starting to drop down to sub zero polar bear weather, we thought what better way to warm everyone up then by bringing in one of the hottest artist around, M A N I K. So come join us Saturday January 14th at Northern Lights Lounge.
M A N I K | Ovum, Hot creations, Poker flat, New York NY |
Great things happen when opportunity and preparation come together at the same time. Summer 2011 has been just that moment for M A N I K (donâ€™t forget those spaces between the letters) as his name and music exploded into the popular consciousness.
Having arrived on the scene right at the point that a new wave of similarly talented east coast producers turned all our attention toward the United States, M A N I K proceeded to drop a tide of killer 12â€ singles in the last few years, before his debut album arrived on Ovum in May 2011. DJ Mag commented that he is â€œa purveyor of his own breed of out-of-the-box houseâ€ but this tells only part of the story as the hometown-inspired LP â€˜Armies of the Nightâ€™ touches not only on house but funk, nu disco, acid and electronica - leaving a hard to categorise milestone of a record that stands the young New Yorker out as one of the breakthrough acts of the current era.
The album picked up plaudits across the board - DJ Mag â€œsome of the best house weâ€™ve heard in years.â€ iDJ noted its continued pertinence as â€œmore than just a snapshot of the current dancefloor flavour of the monthâ€ and long-term admirers Mixmag put it more simply â€œhate to say we told you soâ€.
Equally huge strides were taken as a touring act, with M A N I K completing three fully-booked European club tours. Over 20 club dates were played across Europe alone, including the UK, Russia, mainland Spain, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Belgium and France. He also undertook his first performances in Ibiza at Space, Zoo Project and Sankeys as well as making inroads into the festival circuit with appearances at the huge Tomorrowland and Dance Valley events with the Ovum crew. People back home werenâ€™t slow to catch on either as he criss-crossed the North American continent for the first time playing the likes of Electric Pickle, Miami; Verboten NYC, Smart Bar, Chicago; Life in Washington, D.C; the Standard rooftop in LA and many more besides. This ultimately brought in a nomination as one of the United Statesâ€™ top DJs of 2011.
What next? Well proving that this current success is merely only a first step, and with barely time to draw breath, the remainder of this year looks set to catapult the 26 year-old further still. His next EPs arrive on two of the current labels du jour â€“ with long-term collaborators and friends Culprit, as well as on Hot Creations plus there is a remix for DJ T will also arrive on Get Physical.
If his album title was a nod toward the nocturnal, letâ€™s hope for now that M A N I K just finds some time to sleepâ€¦
E.Spleece | Exchange Bureau, Blank Artists, Detroit |
Eric Spleece whoâ€™s been known to bring the "late night sexy" vibe to dance floors around the world. Hailing
from Detroit MI, Ericâ€™s sets blur the lines of deep, minimal, disoc, funk to create a late night vibe that keeps crowds dancing till the sun comes up. His production style is just as vast as his track selection. Ranging from deep sweaty dance floor jams to downtempo movie scores. E.Spleece just released the â€œWe Canâ€™t See EPâ€ on Exchange Bureau Music and Sgt. Peperoni 12" on Cryovac. He is currently recording new tracks in the studio and djâ€™ing in cities around the US on weekends.
E.Spleece has performed at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival /Movement in 2005, 2007 and 2009 and at WMC in 2007, 2009 and 2011. E.Spleece has brought his eclectic vibe and mixing style to such cities as Berlin, Frankfurt, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, LA, San Diego, Chicago, Mannheim, Kolon, and soon to a dance floor near you. Check out E.Spleece on Soundcloud, juno or any of your favorite digital download stores