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 edit/reworks garnered much acclaim by placing #1 and #10 overall on the XLR8R Top 100 Downloads of the year. Earlier in 2016, MANIK had his Recourse EP [Ovum] feat. Cari Golden hit #5 on both Traxsource and Junodownload Top 100 Deep House.
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, Josh Wink, Steve Lawler, Doc Martin, Steve Bug, Heidi and many more. With a full album coming in 2017, plus new EP's on VIVa Music and BPitch Control, there are no signs of slowing down.