The young producer's first LP is all about New York, hip hop and The Warriors.
Chris Manik grew up in Queens on a steady diet of hip-hop and R&B. Both his environment and his influences make a big impact on Armies of the Night, an album that paints a comic book picture of New York through slow, syncopated beats and dirty house tracks (there are a few skits in there too). Walter Hill's 1979 cult classic The Warriors also leaves its mark, as track titles like "We're from Coney" and vocal samples throughout the album make clear. Armies of the Night is the 25-year-old producer's second record on Ovum so far, and was "stitched together" by label boss Josh Wink.
01. My Hood – Armies Of The Night (Intro)
02. Need Your Lovin
04. City Kids
05. Pipedreams – The Lost Mixtape Skit
06. Don’t Stop Don’t Run
07. She’s Slow Motion
08. Ruckus 8OH8
09. Haterville – The Message (Interlude Skit)
10. Lose My Mind (Album Edit)
11. Streets Are Deep
12. DeLorean Soho
13. Kent Ave
14. Another Day
16. We're From Coney
17. The Way Home (Outro)
Ovum Recordings will release Armies of the Night on May 23rd, 2011.