"Over the last couple of years, California based producer MANIK has proved to be a master of the edit" - XLR8R
Chris Manik aka MANIK fired onto the electronic music scene in 2011 with releases on Ovum, Poker Flat and Culprit. The Queens native is the quintessential New York City DJ; a connoisseur of dance music with an inimitable style that crosses multiple genres. A seasoned crate digger, MANIK spends hours in record shops to find those forgotten records and hidden gems. Now residing in sunny Southern California, Chris is also a tastemaker and educator.
Since his electronic beginning, he has also released on labels including Bpitch Control, Kim Ann Foxman's Firehouse, Fresh Meat Chicago and he is known for cheeky edits of Sade, Janet Jackson and the Beastie Boys. The sounds of MANIK can be found in the crates of the worlds leading underground DJs and tastemakers; Kim Ann Foxman, Maya Jane Coles, Ellen Allien, Steve Bug, and Josh Wink all being regular supporters.
As a DJ, MANIK's international profile has risen just as quickly. Having played in 40 countries: Panorama Bar Berlin, Womb Tokyo, Fabric London, Revolver Melbourne, Good Room Brooklyn and many more throughout the years. Chris continues to bring his unique brand of house and techno, old school and new school, expertly crafted music to the dance-floor.
2017 proved to be an extraordinary year for MANIK. His highly praised second album "Undergroundknowledge" on Ovum received many accolades including an 8/10 in Mixmag. Welcome To My Crate, the artists own brand/radio show had interviews with seminal dance artists: Kevin Saunderson, Doc Martin, Juan MacLean and more. In 2018, Chris will launch of a full long form conversation podcast, as well as new MANIK EP's on Fresh Meat Chicago and Culprit LA.