Line-up /M A N I K (Hot Creations / Culprit)
Tom & Ben Worton
Following Januarys superb party with Waifs & Strays, we've decided to keep the momentum going in early 2012 with our biggest booking to date !
That's right, we're bringing NYC's very own 'M A N I K' to our humble abode in Stockton ! This will be his North East debut in o...ne of only two UK dates he will be playing in his European Tour, so lets show him how we raise things properly around here..!
M A N I K (Hot Creations / Culprit)
Tom & Ben Worton
M A N I K info -
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? 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.