With a decade and a half of experience and constant passion for all things Electronic, Nate Seider aka Nate Manic has proven himself to be an integral part of the Midwest's Electronic Music Culture through countless DJ sets and events and, most recentl..
Nate Manic’s contributions to the Midwest dance scene have been numerous and relevant. He first got his start in Madison, Wisconsin in May of 1998 and his local profile quickly rose as he promoted shows in clubs on a regular basis at the Cardinal dance club. Upon moving to Chicago in August of 2000, he upped his exposure through gigs at institutional Chicago clubs like Crobar, Smart Bar, RedNoFive, Big Wig and others. Steady invitations to spin at clubs from Hawaii to London came in and he also found himself with numerous weekly gigs around the city, including his highly successful Sunday morning Funk and Soul brunch at local Wicker Park hangout Moonshine.
Around that same time Nate started doing production work and released his first EP, "Arcade Beats", on Chicago House icon Lego's imprint Poontin Muzik of January of 2007. He soon after founded his own label, Bad Advice Inc., which concentrated on the techier, quirkier side of House. Through that endeavor he was fortunate to work with some of the top House talent from around the world at the time including Derrick Carter, James Curd, Tommy Largo, HeavyFeet, 2007 Ministry Of Sound Mix competition winner Tom Simmons aka Cheap as Chimps (who released his debut EP in 2008 on Bad Advice- he now produces under the moniker "That Peruvian Boy"), former Greenskeeper front man Nick Maurer, Angel Alanis, Full Phat, Genna Greene and more. The full catalog can be found on www.junodownload.com.
In October of 2009 everything changed as Nate was named music director and talent buyer for the legendary Chicago dance club Smart Bar, housed in the basement of the Metro. The club, which celebrated its 30th birthday in July of 2012, has played host to dance luminaries and legends alike week after week. James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, ?uestlove, Laurent Garnier, Nicolas Jaar, DJ Harvey, Jeff Mills, David Morales, Dave Clarke, the Ostgut/Berghain family of DJs and Seth Troxler are just a tiny fraction of the artists that have graced the decks during his tenure and many of his bookings were Chicago debuts. However his most significant contribution to the club was the creation of Queen!, Smart Bar's highly popular pan-sexual Sunday night soirée which features residents Derrick Carter, Gramaphone's Michael Serafini, Garrett David and the late Frankie Knuckles (R.I.P.)
Nate's also had a notable role in Chicago's Burning Man community as an original resident for the infamous Freakeasy and as one who helped to bridge the gap between the local underground BM scene and more established institutions.
In 2013 Nate decided to take a break from the rigors of the nightlife industry and he selected good friend and at-the-time budding producer Marea Stamper aka The Black Madonna to be his successor. This allowed him to relocate to Oakland CA, where he currently manages a highly successful vinyl-based special event DJ company by the name of Caliber DJs.
Currently Nate plays records in his back yard whenever he and his roommate decide to throw a barbecue, while the company allows him to finally have the time and means to continue the production work he put on hold in 2009. Most recently, Nate has been selected to submit regular mixes for Q101 Chicago's Saturday night program Electric Playground which has a weekly listenership of approximately 70,000 worldwide- you can get more information on the show at http://www.101wkqx.com/electric-playground/.
For DJ mixes please check out Nate's Podcast page at http://djnatemanic.podomatic.com .
Selected discography Nate Manic
July 2007- Arcade Beats (Poontin Muzik)
December 2007- The North by Midwest EP (Bad Advice Inc.)
March 2008- It's Never Easy (Bad Advice Inc.)
October 2008- Cheap As Chimps: Monkey Beats Remixed (Bad Advice Inc.)
July 2009- Full Phat: Soft Cheese EP (Bad Advice Inc.)