M A N I K is Christopher Manik, a producer and DJ from the United States. In 2013, M A N I K performed over 50 shows from coast to coast and across the globe while actively producing over a dozen releases on labels such as Black Butter, Hot Creations, Ovum Recordings, Moda Black, Culprit, Real Tone and KID. Notable gigs have included headlining at The Electric Daisy Carnival in New York City at Citi Field, playing Tomorrowland in Belgium, The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival in Williamburg, The Black Butter 3rd Birthday Party in London and alongside Rudimental at The Warehouse Project in Manchester. He also completed bi-annual tours in Canada with a string of dates throughout the UK and Central Europe. Early 2014 will see forthcoming releases and collaborations with Black Butter, Anjunadeep, Shadow Child, Culprit, Maxxi Soundsystem, Moda Black and Have A Killer Time. Culture Fires is an upcoming alias that encompasses more of a West Coast and cosmic vibe than Chris’ MANIK sound.
In early-2013, M A N I K partnered with techno stalwart Alex Hamadey (N’Conduit, Lindbergh Palace) to form Shadow Lanes, an indie-electro duo. The group will be a home for their song based productions as well as standout up and coming vocalists.
The innovative sound of M A N I K covers all genres. His diverse synths and analog gear mimic Electronica, House, Nu-Disco, Funk, Deep House and Acid. His free download//edit series on Soundcloud has also garnered much attention from blog sites and publications like Mixmag, DJ Mag, Earmilk, XLR8R, LessThan3, thump, Golden Scissors and more.