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Emancipator’s remix of “Stochastic Resonance” by Manic Focus featuring Statik is a throwback to ’90s trip-hop.
Woods, Ray Davies, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Kitchen Dwellers, Manic Focus, The Black Angels and a tribute to Big Star’s Third make up this week’s Release Day Picks.
Manic Focus has announced upcoming release of a new studio album and shared its first, guest-filled single.
Electro-blues pioneer Manic Focus rolls out a series of Winter 2017 dates in support of a new album due early next year.
The annual Dominican Holidaze destination music festival is underway in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Electronic music producer Manic Focus has released a remix of GRiZ’s “It’s All Good” ahead of a hometown show tonight in Chicago.
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About Manic Focus
Manic Focus is the musical conception of John “JmaC” McCarten that breaks the bounds of the typical electronic music realm. Being classically-trained on piano at an early age, his musical talents have brought him through the realms of hip-hop beats and electronic music, having now evolved into the dynamic, bass-induced sounds of Manic Focus. A Minnesota native and recent transplant to Chicago, this producer is now blowing up the EDM music scene and gaining a huge following.
Manic Focus isn’t your typical electronic dance music. His first album, Definition of the Rhythm, provides a broad array of musical creations, from energized hip-hop hits to tranquil grooves with funky flow. His dark bass lines and popping beats drive the tracks along, while spellbinding melodies and carefully-chosen vocal samples entrance the listener.
His second album, Expanding Mind, showcases how Manic Focus is broadening his sound, from the murky depths of heavy bass music toward a funky, bass-laden dance vibe. Also dipping into the realms of house and drum & bass music, Manic Focus is exploring a world of new sounds and producing pure musical magic. To accompany the first single, “Circles”, he premiered his first ever music video, featuring the world-famous Hula Hoop artist, Lisa Lottie, and produced by Digital Skylight. This album, overall, demonstrates his incredible creativity in mixing all genres, as his musical ability evolves.
Phish’s Curveball festival has been cancelled.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra added a second leg to their 2018 Fall Tour and revealed details of this year’s Cosmic New Year’s Run.
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Contributor Erika Rasmussen chatted with drummer Todd Nance about his current Todd Nance & Friends project and more.
‘Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit For Voter Participation’ will feature Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends.