If you know your way around the music scene – you no doubt have crossed paths with Manic Focus. He has slowly risen up the ranks of music festival slots. I remember seeing him play at Summerset Music Festival – when he won a contest to play a small stage at 2 PM. Look at him now.
His new album, Minds Rising, is the product of two years of work and is jam packed with awesome collaborations that I absolutely cannot wait to see live.
Carlile shares her gorgeous vocal work on “Timeless”, and Statik shows to everyone just why everyone should know the name of this budding producer as his collaboration with Manic Focus, “Stochastic Resonance” hits all the right notes.
The rest of 12 track album is a journey through Manic Focus’s crisp production skills that have improved over the years. You will quickly find the lack of samples that you might have found on earlier MF works – as he wanted to create all the sounds originally – or with the help of his incredible collaborators.
It’s only a matter of time until this young electro-soul producer is seen as one of the greats. Check out the full album below – along with some upcoming tour dates!
Manic Focus – Minds Rising
04.27 – New Orleans, LA – Republic
04.28 – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club
04.29 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
05.05 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
05.06 – Eureka Springs, AR – Phunkberry
05.20 – Pomeroy, OH – ColorDance
05.26 – Chilicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival
06.03 – Birmingham, AL – Slicefest
06.09 – South Haven, MI – GRIDLIFE
06.10 – Stephentown, NY – Disc Jam Music Festival
06.15 – Dufur, OR – What The Festival
06.30 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival
07.01 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival (Late Night)
07.13.17 – Scranton, PA – Camp Bisco Music Festival
08.04-08.05 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
09.01-09.03 – Chicago, IL – North Coast Music Festival