Celebrating its tenth release Culprit welcomes another exciting and upwardly mobile young American producer to its fold, M A N I K.
Born and raised in NYC , M A N I Ks youthful looks belie the serious and sophisticated musical talent that lurks beneath. 2010 has been a break out year for this 25 yr old with his own original material appearing on some of the best underground electronic labels including Ovum, Poker Flat, Hideout, Four:Twenty and Chicago's Fresh Meat.
Following his first EP for Ovum M A N I K approached Culprit, sensing a musical kinship with the labels love of combining modern cutting-edge with warm analogue retro sounds, as well as their support of American born and bred artists . From almost an album worth of material, Culprit handpicked four sonic nuggets, and McLovin You was born. The relationship was further cemented with M A N I Ks recent LA debut at Culprits rooftop summer party.
As a DJ and producer its impossible to put M A N I K in any one box, he is not by any means your typical artist. Being heavily inspired by a diverse and comprehensive musical background, his style is a unique blend of cutting edge house, futuristic techno and deep, classic old school grooves, along with dark & edgy sounds.