M A N I K returns to Ovum after his incredibly successful Park To The Slope EP. He comes to us this whit his follow up Keep That Fresh EP. The title of the EP says it all as M A N I K is constantly evolving his sound and keeping the music fresh. The title track Keep That Fresh has a funky 303 bass line with intricate grooves and a hook made up of some chords. This is something that will clearly get the floor rolling. Next up is Ditmars Blvd with its heavy drums and catchy synth line, is a stone cold groove track. On the B side we start with Hold On. This track is inspired by the sounds of early West Coast G Funk Hip Hop with its Lead synth and funked up analog bass line. Shes Slow Motion, with its R&B vocal floating over the incredible deep instrumental. This is something you could hear in the early mornings at a Brooklyn warehouse party. The final cut on this diverse EP is DMX, which is a funky, driving deep jam. All in all a great diverse follow up from M A N I K that should be in the sets of a wide range of DJs.
Huge support from Luciano, Alex Niggemann, Martin Landsky, Justin Martin, Osunlade, Anja Schneider, Kabale und Liebe, Rainer Trueby, Lee Sacchi, Luca Bacchetti, Karotte, Phonique, Hector Romero, Diesel, Till Von Sein, DJ Mag, iDJ, Mixmag, Datatransmission.co.uk, ClubbingSpain, and De:Bug Magazine