Maneesh the Twister is founder of Surya Dub, the next level in Global Dubwize Vibes and Dread Bass Culture. His vision is to unite all dubwize communities from Roots Reggae to Dubstep and Ragga to Dread Bass Breakbeat and Drum'n'Bass to Bhangra, S. Asian Electronica and Global Bass Beat Bizness. Originating from ancient Sanskrit ‘Surya’ means Sun or Solar and with this energy combining with the bass heavy aesthetic of Dub, rises Surya Dub.
He was also co-founder of the Dhamaal Artist Collective, which had been championing hybrids of South Asian audio and visual art for over 7 years. His productions appear on Dhamaal's debut Dhamaal Soundsystem CD which entered the I-tunes top 20 Electronic charts and also on Dhamaal's Transition EP under the moniker Echotwist with production partner Jethro. Also his track "Frankie's Next Move" was recently licensed to XBOX 360 game "Project Gotham" and SONY BMG India's Shamur compilation!
Maneesh has quite varied tastes and spins dub reggae, dubstep, breakbeat, drum'n'bass, dancehall, global beats, and anything with BASS. Being heavily influenced by dub reggae, he is also a resident of the longest running weekly dub & roots night in the United States, Dub Mission, which is 12+ years and dubbing! He also held international residencies in Mumbai and Bangkok at Bed Supperclub in Thailand. In addition to his club jocking, Maneesh has been rinsing the airwaves from KNNC in Austin, TX to KUSF in SF.
Maneesh toured all over the states, India and the UK. Maneesh has shared the stage with Lee "Scratch" Perry, Adrian Sherwood (On-U sound), Francois K, Badmarsh & Shri, State of Bengal, Thievery Corporation, Kode 9, Smith & Mighty, Karsh Kale, Nickodemus, J Boogie, Navdeep, Z-Trip, Solomonic Sound (Rob Paine), Bobby & Nihal, DJ Hatcha, Zakhm, MIDIval PunditZ, Dum Dum Project, Cheb I Sabbah, Dan the Automator, Mark 1, Badawi, Dub Gabriel & the legendary Jamaican producer, Scientist and performed at Power to the Peaceful and VH1 New Years on Baga Beach!
Surya Dub awarded Best of the Bay for "Best Ambassadors of Dread Bass" - 2008 SF Bay Guardian
Maneesh the Twister Wins Best Club DJ 2007 SF Bay Guardian!
Surya Dub wins Best Club Night in less than a year - 2007 SF Weekly Music Awards
Dhamaal has won SF Bay Guaradian's Best of the Bay in 2003 & 2004 for Best Electronic Act
Dhamaal won Asian Week's Best DJ Crew 2002
Maneesh the Twister wins Clubby for Best Reggae DJ 1999