Denver-based producer Manic Focus is an artist of many abilities. As a magician, he makes use of sleight of hand to tug objects out of skinny air. As an digital artist, he executes equally unimaginable sonic acts together with his vibrant, genre-defying music. Manic Focus’ distinctive fashion – outlined by a hybrid of digital, funk, soul, and hip-hop – has helped the producer domesticate a fervent fanbase captivated by his immersive studio trickery and vibrant artistic spirit – a mix that has led him to performances at festivals akin to Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Hulaween, North Coast Music Competition, Excessive Sierra Music Competition, Camp Bisco, Wakaan Competition, Summer season Camp Music Competition, and a number of opening slots at Pink Rocks in assist of Zhu, Emancipator, Fairly Lights, and extra.
However his strengths lie not solely within the musical and magical: what additionally makes Manic Focus stand aside is his psychological triumphs. Identified with Bipolar 1 in 2007, Manic Focus has skilled a number of manic and depressive episodes – experiences that instantly impressed his artist identify. As an alternative of stopping him from working, his Bipolar analysis grew to become a driving think about his artistic processes, an impediment he’s needed to navigate in the direction of a product of countless musical ingenuity. By no means Not Blue takes the listener by the completely different emotional states of a manic episode the place the interludes define the levels of mania.
It could be his greatest work but, protecting your ears and thoughts engaged the entire approach by with mesmerizing melodies, seamless vocal sampling, and drum grooves that appear to vibrate by your entire physique. Regardless of all of his expertise, it’s nice to see artists keen to go the additional mile in being actually susceptible by their craft and in doing so, it seemingly resonates even deeper to the listener.
“This album could be very particular to me. It would take you on a journey by most of the feelings I expertise in a manic episode – from the arrogance, by the chaos, to the euphoric states, however in the end ending on a constructive word.”
– Manic Focus
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