Manny (IN)

On the cutting edge of dance music for over a decade Manny has earned his stripes as one of the most nationally prominent DJs from the south of India. Certified sound engineer from SAE, Manny started off as one the co-founders and flagship DJs of ‘Sound Faction’; A collective which helped push dance musical its infancy across India in 2003 to 2006 having then moved on to be one half of the team that conceptualised ‘Cyfer’, one of India’s first dance music podcast show featuring the exclusive work from the worlds top underground DJs back in 2006. Mannys legendary residency at the leather bar and Pasha at the Park Hotel, Chennai from 2003-2013 proved to be a game changer for the Chennai music scene. Constantly breaking the boundaries of sound and inspiring a new generation of Djs , his endeavours are an immense contribution to the foundation of dance music in Chennai. From curating his sold our ‘Cyfer Nites’ with the biggest names in dance music gracing the decks to having performed at the top clubs and festivals in every major city in India, Manny has been championing his signature sound for over a decade. His sets are extraordinarily varied, drawn to darkness but buoyed by the light ever ready to embrace new ideas and different perspectives on music and the dance floor, Manny has always been ahead of the curve. From his early days of Tech-Funk and progressive house to his transition into ethereal techno and melodic electronica, Manny has been through a journey different shades of dance music and brings it all together while continuously evolving everyday. With a firm grasp of the contemporary, Manny’s sets turns his his years of electronic music sensibility into one finely rendered journey, transforming the links between genres and ages into a truly physical experience, whether he’s capturing the peak-time party spirit or warming up crowds of thousands of festivals. In 2010, Manny focussed his artistic ambitions towards a new project which resulted in becoming India’s No.1 PRO DJ Act - BLANK was born. His role as a DJ in BLANK is a fine display of his industrial austerity, natural musical capability and his signature sound. Always rebelling, always going places.
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