Archive | manic focus

Suwannee Hulaween unveils another cutting-edge boutique lineup for 2018: String Cheese, ODESZA, Tipper, STS9, Gramatik, REZZ, more

Suwannee Hulaween is one annual boutique gathering that is developing a devout following with its expert curation and wildly magical grounds. The Halloween weekend festival, running from October 26-28, 2018, hosts an impressive talent roster that brings an exceptional mixture of jamtronica, emergent bass, and deep house to The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. […]

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Manic Focus drops huge Liquid Stranger remix, announces ‘Minds Rising Remixed’ track list

Almost one year has passed since Manic Focus released his smashingly fun fifth studio album, Minds Rising. Since that time, John “JmaC” McCarten has laid down landmark performances at Hulaween, Envision, and the biggest headlining show of his career in his hometown of Chicago. Now, JmaC announced his Minds Rising remix album, in which the electro-soul producer hand selected […]

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The full lineup for Costa Rica’s Envision Festival is finally here

Costa Rica’s rising tropical festival, Envision, is just weeks away. In its eighth year, the festival continues its mission to awaken human potential with art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, sustainability and fundamental connection with nature.From Feb. 21-25, thousands will flock to Uvita to experience a stellar lineup of music, which has been announced in full. In […]

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Pretty Lights is slowly & successfully building his movement [Event Review]

 1Pretty Lights is slowly & successfully building his movement (Event Review)When Pretty Lights announced his record label was evolving into the newly-minted Pretty Lights Movement, many caught a tiny glimpse into what Derek Vincent Smith had in store for the evolution of his growing family. It was around the time of his Episodic Tour: Season Two Premiere at The Gorge Amphitheater […]

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Envision’s 2018 lineup features Manic Focus, Bob Moses, DJ Tennis and more

Envision Festival just announced the lineup for is 2018 event, set to take place in the jungles and beaches of Uvita in Costa Rica Feb. 21-25.The first round of the lineup includes Manic Focus, Bob Moses, DJ Tennis, Xavier Rudd, Behrouz, CloZee, Audiofly and so many more.With four different stages and a lineup that spans […]

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Manic Focus’ fifth studio album ‘Minds Rising’ is gritty, organic, and smashingly fun [Album Review]

After a series of releases under the All Good Records stamp, Manic Focus has stepped out on his own to independently release his latest album Minds Rising. Immediately evident is the LP’s humble ingenuity, soulful melodies, and playful form that feels fun and lighthearted — yet important. Such is the case with the emergent electro-soul genre of EDM, […]

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