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[PREMIERE] Manic Focus Delivers New Remix For Liquid Stranger & Mr.Bill’s “Frankenskank”

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It’s been a while since we’ve shared any new music from Manic Focus. The last time the Chicago-based artist's’ name graced the site was for his electro soul singles “Stronger” and “Habit” which dropped earlier this year. But today, we have the pleasure of premiering yet another brand new Manic Focus track, this time in the form of a remix of Liquid Stranger & Mr.Bill’s “Frankenskank”.
 
This latest Manic Focus offering comes as part Liquid Stranger’s brand new Weird & Wonderful Remix EP. Starting out with some vocal chops and dub-inspired drums from the original, Manic Focus boosts the tempo and adds his own unique spin on things. Abrasive growls, distant vocals and some bright playful synths take the track in-and-out of lighthearted progressions and dark, bass-heavy drops.
 
Having teamed up in February for a sold out show at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see some more Liquid Stranger x Manic Focus shows happening in the very near future...but we can only hope.
 
Liquid Stranger’s hand-picked, five-track remix EP is now available to stream and download via his label, WAKAAN. Check out Manic Focus’ remix of “Frankenskank” below and enjoy!
 

Liquid Stranger & Mr.Bill - Frankenskank (Manic Focus Remix) | Free Download | iTunes | Spotify

[PREMIERE] Manic Focus Shares Electro Soul Hip-Hop Collab “Habit” Ft. Russ Liquid & The RapperChicks

Manic Focus Habit

With Manic Focus releasing his full-length Minds Rising album this Friday, we’ve linked up for another premiere off the project. Today we have the pleasure of sharing his new track “Habit” alongside Russ Liquid and The RapperChicks following up our previous premiere of “Stronger” off the album. 

We’ve been fans of and friends with Manic Focus for years and it’s been amazing to watch his growth. His upcoming album Minds Rising is two years in the making and showcases his progression as a producer to an artist composing full songs.

This latest release “Habit” brings on a funky three-piece horn section led by Russ Liquid while hip-hop group The Rapperchicks hold down their solid verses and soulful chorus. Manic Focus never fails to combine organic instrumentation with electronic productions and doesn’t disappoint on his latest infusing gritty with soulful and funky live elements capturing his signature sound. Enjoy!

Manic Focus - Habit (Ft. Russ Liquid & The RapperChicks) | Spotify

[PREMIERE] MANIC FOCUS - Stronger Ft. Late Night Radio, Jennifer Hartswick & Adam Deitch : Electro-Soul / Funk

Manic Focus Stronger

Electro-soul producer Manic Focus definitely brings the soul on his latest single, "Stronger", which features Jennifer Hartswick of Trey Anastasio Band, Late Night Radio and Adam Deitch of Lettuce and Break Science. 

He leads with a gospel organ progression that's overlaid with soulful vocals and jazzy drums. By midway through, we can guarantee you'll be jamming and have your head bobbing to the funky rhythm. If you're a fan of Big Gigantic or GRiZ, you'll fall in love with Manic Focus. There's so many live elements going on that it'll seem like a concert is happening right in front of you. 

"Stronger" will be part of Manic Focus' fifth studio album, Minds Rising, which arrives on Apr. 21. The LP has been about two years in the making and will dive into several genres including funk, soul, future bass and hip-hop. Listen to the premiere "Stronger" below, in addition to him upcoming tour dates, and enjoy!

MANIC FOCUS - Stronger Ft. Late Night Radio, Jennifer Hartswick & Adam Deitch

Tour Dates | Tickets:
02.24 - Avon, CO - Agave
02.25 -Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
03.02 -Duluth, MN - Red Herring Lounge
03.03 -Fargo, ND - Sanctuary Events Center
03.04 -Sioux Falls, SD - Icon Lounge
03.11 -Covington, KY - Madison Live
03.18 -Morgantown, WV - Mainstage Morgantown
03.31 -St. Augustine, FL - Fool’s Paradise
04.06 -Austin, TX - Euphoria Music & Camping Festival
04.14 -Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
04.15 -Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
04.28 -Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
04.29 -Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
05.05 -Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
05.06 -Eureka Springs, AR - Phunkberry
05.20 -Pomeroy, OH - ColorDance
05.26 -Chilicothe, IL - Summer Camp Music Festival

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