New York City’s very own MANIK fired onto the scene back in 2011 with releases on Ovum, Poker Flat, Hot Creations and LA based Culprit. The Queens native spends his time producing in the studio, while also being seasoned at the art of crate digging- managing to always find those forgotten records and hidden gems. His diverse sound is somewhere between classic House, groovy Techno, Acid, and a bit of Funk & Disco.
In 2015, his XLR8R exclusive Summer Edit Series, involving Janet Jackson edits/reworks garnered much acclaim by placing #1 and #10 overall on the XLR8R Top 100 Downloads of the year.
As a DJ, MANIK’s international profile has risen just as quickly, having played at Panorama Bar Berlin, Womb Tokyo, Fabric London, Smartbar Chicago, and more than 100 cities worldwide. This New Yorker continues to bring his unique brand of House and Techno, old school and new school, expertly crafted music to the dance-floor.
Having recently relocated from New York to Los Angeles, he’s continued to mature as an artist. The sounds of MANIK can be found in the crates of the worlds leading underground DJs and tastemakers; Ellen Allien, Steve Bug, Josh Wink, Heidi and many more.
UK native and party pastor Seb Wildblood is set to release his latest EP titled Jazz Vol 1 on May 27 via own his personal record imprint and party series, Church.
Since the formation of his South London music brand back in 2012, the label has introduced us to artists such as FYI Chris, Rumah, Viers and, of course, Wildblood himself. To celebrate this latest EP, Seb has provided XLR8R with an exclusive new mix that serves as an introduction to his style.
Mixtape for Stamp The Wax made up of tracks that are signed to No Bad Days or that have influenced the label in some way