NYC-based DJ/producer MANIK has been working his way up the New York ranks for years, with releases on Black Butter, Anjunadeep, Culprit, and Ovum, to name a few. The neatly-coiffed DJ has graced us with a few selections of his own for Dive Into The Deep this week, and he’s thrown in a special guest mix he did for Rinse.FM for good measure. This may be the most eclectic edition of Dive Into The Deep yet, so strap yourself in and show MANIK some love on Facebook while you’re at it.
Lars Moston feat. Erica Dee – The Light (Bjorn Storig Remix) [Indiana Tones]
Once I heard this I flipped. Total summer vibes here. The artists made a real unforgettable joint.
Chrome Sparks – Star Step (Original Mix) [Future Classic]
Dope cut from the always on point Future Classic camp. Chrome Sparks is something I could chill, drive, or do whatever to. Great dreamy vibes.
Pedestrian – Drop Bear (Original Mix) [Born Electric]
Heavy as hell. Really bassy and garage-y vibes. Would drop this at the club during peak time for sure.
Carlo Caldareri – Not Before (Original Mix) [Piston]
More peak stuff here. This song drives full on like something out of Mad Max. Definitely plan on playing this a lot.
Jafunk – This Love Is For Real (Original Mix)
Rooftop vibes on this bad boy. Love the bouncey and catchy feel of it. Very well done; I could easily see guys like Tensnake or Pete Tong playing this one. I play this a lot during day parties or rooftop/pool settings.
MIX OF THE WEEK – MANIK Guest Mix For Rinse.FM
The mix was made for Rinse.FM, so I played a lot of UK-based stuff that I love. Some of the tracks were more garage-based and others straight house. Shadow Child asked me to be on the show back in April and I was all about it. I was stuck in an airplane on the runway when I was supposed to have an interview on the show, so next time I’m a guest, we’ll make it happen.