Two weeks in and it doesn't get any better then this!
SOUND is proud to be bring you the next great DJ phenom out of NYC
San Francisco's newest Thursday night underground disco will be blowing up to the sounds of this 20-something prodigy, who's being hailed as Electronic music's next BIG thing. This will be an event you don't want to miss.
There is a new SOUND in town!
MANIK (Hot Creations / Ovum / Poker Flat)
MANIK is a young New York City born and bred music producer/DJ thats making huge waves globally. DJ Mag recently named MANIK one of their official 'Hot To Watch 2011.' His youthful looks belie the serious and sophisticated musical talent that lies beneath. He is one of the cities few true musicians.
The MANIK discography boasts music releases on the worlds best underground imprints like Josh Wink's Ovum, Los Angeles based Culprit, Steve Bug's highly praised Poker Flat, and a recent release on the almighty Hot Creations- run by Lee Foss and Jamie Jones.
From London to L.A, Berlin to Barcelona, his music is being championed as unique, fresh, and forward thinking. Being described as one of the "most focused, humble, & active musicians around in Electronic Dance Music today", the M A N I K style has quickly evolved into a class of its own. His music is regularly supported by Josh Wink, Lee Foss, Anja Schneider, Droog, and so many more. This driven 25 year old is one of the leaders for the next generation of multi-genre artists, as well as being one of the top cutting edge electronic musicians hailing from the U.S.
You could throw around any number of "genre-locking terms" – House, Funk, Deep House, Disco, Acid, Electronica; however, you'd still fail to get to the meaning of MANIK.
MICHAEL TELLO (Visionquest / Life & Death / Wolf + Lamb)
1/3rd of the up and coming barbershop techno band PillowTalk, Michael Tello is a fixture in the San Francisco electronic nightlife scene. Tello was born in Hollywood California in 1978. The son of Latin parents with an eclectic taste in music, he was exposed to a wide variety of genres, ranging from the tribal rhythms of South America to the cutting edge, electronic sounds of the early 1980's. At age 12, Michael's dad Galo, purchased a DJ set-up with turntables, a mixer & a microphone and asked him to hook it up. And so began a new interest and love for the art of DJing. He began experimenting with his mom and dads Disco, Salsa and Funk 12” records and 45’s and has been rocking the decks ever since.
An incredibly talented DJ on his own, Michael is also a member of the new powerhouse electro-R&B trio PillowTalk. PillowTalk is Sammy D, Ryan Williams and of course, Mr. Tello. Based out of the famous Lower Haight District in San Francisco, PillowTalk's music fuses classic R&B, boogie and disco with underground house and techno with an original feel. With releases out on Visionquest, Life & Death and Wolf + Lamb, 2012 is shaping up to be a huge year as they hit the road with the live band.