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Live at the Bean! Summerdance Closing Party 9/16/12
November 28, 2012 07:59 AM PST
This was one of the best events ever. The universe literally imploded, that's how awesome. HUGE thanks to the city of Chicago for allowing me and fellow SB cohorts Orchard Lounge to DJ at such a great venue, hope to do it again soon!
Photo- Ted ParisotNate Manic & Duke Shin Live at TV Lounge, Detroit!
February 24, 2012 01:02 PM PST
Nate & Duke make the trek to Detroit to DJ a 2 hour tag team set at TV Lounge! *N*- Nate, *D*- Duke
This was fun.
Nate Manic Live @ Chicago's Pridefest
July 08, 2011 09:08 AM PDT
Hey kids- new mix for your weekend exploits! This is a 2 hour, 45 minute live recording from my performance at Chicago's pridefest a few weeks ago... just me and about 2,500 other party-happenin-people cuttin' a rug up in boystown. Everything from classic house anthems to dirty tech-house goodness. Huge thanks to the good folk at Red Bull for supplying such an awesome stage and soundsystem!
(Tracklisting possibly coming soon. Or maybe not)
Episode 14- Live on Abstract Science
February 09, 2011 06:49 PM PST
2 Days before Christmas. Manic drives through another snowstorm to play a Downtempo set for another awesome college radio show*- this time the good gents at WLUW's Abstract Science. Great times and a really nice excuse to go through my collection for some of my favorite downtempo records. Thanks dudes!
1. Butane- This is Your Brain on Music
*- Both WNUR and WLUW are fucking killing it right now. KILLING IT. They are the only 2 radio stations in Chicago that I will listen to and I strongly suggest you tune into them and hear all of the seriously fucking awesome music that they are playing. Seriously. For more info please visit www.google.com.
Episode 14- Manic & Duke LIVE @ Freakeasy
October 03, 2010 11:14 AM PDT
Every last Saturday of the month a little magic happens in Chicago as the Freakeasy graces us with an amazing night of music, friendship and celebration. This past one completely ruled, as fellow bear Duke Shin and I found ourselves with a packed room at 5 in the morning, pulling off a great "every 2 record" tag-team set to the delight of a few hundred die-hard partiers (including myself). Thanks to those that shared it with us!
Nate Manic and the 30,000 Watt Baby- Live @ Nexus!
September 06, 2010 09:16 PM PDT
Recently I had the extreme honor of playing the Wednesday night/Thursday morning pre-sunrise set at Burning Man's NEXUS- arguably the best and highest profile dance camp located directly on the 10 o'clock corner of the Esplanade. This year Manic went totally rogue... camping under the radar, being completely anonymous for the week and playing under the assumed name of "30,000 Watt Baby" so I wouldn't tip anyone off to my presence. It was completely f*cking awesome. For those of you that were able to catch the set, thank you for sharing such an amazing morning and I hope this serves as a reminder of the energy and goodwill that the festival is supposed to stand for in the first place. For those of you that didn't, here you go!
1. Emma, No Leg- Outdated (Mowgli Remix)
2. Mr. Oizo- Positif
3. Round Table Knights- Belly Dance (Mowgli Remix)
4. Cirez D- On Off (Sebastien Leger Remix)
5. Forty Fingerz- Chartreuse
6. Thomas Anderson- Washing Up (Tim Deluxe Remix)
7. Farley and Heller- Ultraflava (Mark Trophy Remix)
8. Gregor Salto, Afrojack ft. Jimbolee- I'll Be There
9. Cheap As Chimps- Sweatshop (Nate Manic Remix)
10. Christian Smith- Indecent Exposure
11. Mark Knight, Funkagenda- Good Times
12. The Loops of Fury- Flick A Switch (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)
13. Kiwa- Drop Control
14. Wolfgang Gartner- Undertaker
15. Jay C, Felix Baumgartner- Souk
16. Saeed Younan- Backroom Honey
17. Celeda, Danny Tenaglia- Music Is The Answer (Dtour Groove Mix)
*note* there are a few bars graciously edited out early in the first track from where Justin Martin got all over the mic to quite awesomely give it up for Christian, who just got done playing. It was a hot mess hehehe...
Episode 12- Nate Manic LIVE @ the Freakeasy 1 Year Anniversary Party
December 25, 2009 12:25 PM PST
Nate Manic performs the 6 a.m. slot at the Freakeasy 1 Year Anniversary. For the past year these guys have been throwing some of the most amazing and vibe-heavy parties Chicago has seen in recent memory. However, my current schedule does not allow me to get there before 4 or 5 in the morning- a coincidentally perfect fit for a Manic sunrise.
1. Luciano- Ninos De Fuera
A Little Untzka For Your Puntzka
April 14, 2009 11:50 AM PDT
Recorded live at Vision Nightclub in Chicago, this is one of my favorite peak-time mixes and includes some serious old-school classic bangers...
1. D Ramirez- Electric Disco
Episode 6- Vintage Manic Pt. 1- The Mid Slot
March 05, 2009 12:41 AM PST
Brad- "Hey uh Manic, you wanna play at Smart Bar on whatever day it is that I'm talking about booking you?"*
Nate- "Yeah man that would be sweet, what's the deal?"*
Brad- "Well, DJ Krush is playing an early show, and I need you as a segue-way in between him and Derrick Carter."*
Nate- "... huh. Alright! Nice!"*
Brad- "Thanks man, you're the most awesome, professional, courteous and dare I say, handsome person I have ever worked with, ever."*
Nate- "No baby, YOU are."*
And thus begat this 45 minute mid-tempo-to-Acid-House-banger, easily one of my favorite Manic sets of all time.
1. Kalamari Warriors- Squiddly Mix
*=events may not have happened
BAD ADVICE LIVE @ Smart Bar
February 12, 2008 07:11 PM PST
I am pleased to present the fruits of my labors over the last 7 months, captured live at one of the nation's premier venues alongside one of North America's biggest DJ/producers. This Saturday night closing set was recorded live at Smart Bar after Chicago/San Fran transplant Kaskade on February 2nd 2008 and features 11 brand new tracks that will be released on my record label, Bad Advice Inc. over the next few months. A Few Notes...
1). There was a small recording glitch at 3:40. Sorry.
2). I'll never understand why I can't keep my hands off the echo effect on Pioneer 5,6 and 800 mixers. It's an affliction. A curse. But it's just so fun.
Fantastic night with great company. I hope you enjoy the set and the music.
NATE MANIC gives you BAD ADVICE... Live @ Smart Bar
1. Cheap As Chimps- Hold My Hand (Bad Advice Inc.)
Chicago Pan Style House
August 13, 2007 11:45 AM PDT
Over the next few months I will be doing away with my current website, Caliber Entertainment. However, there are a few mixes on there that shouldn't be lost, and this is one of them. Some of my favorite House records.
1. Derrick L. Carter- Do you Believe?
December 13, 2007 04:05 PM PST
Yet another Downtempo mix... this one was made for the Burning Man festival a while back. Perfect for early morning or the afterbar (hot tub not included). Enjoy!
1. Track 9- Edithead
Mixes from Chicago's Nate Manic- Downtempo, World Grooves, Deep House, Hi Energy, Tech-House and Techno
Nate Manic's presence on the Midwest dance scene can be described as nothing less than ubiquitous, with hundreds of appearances at the region's best venues and events over a career spanning 10+ years. Always setting high goals and looking to the future, he continues to be a respected member of Chicago and the Midwest's history with significant contributions to it's dance community. Originally from a small town south of Green Bay WI, Nate first discovered dance music through a year-long exchange program to Germany. Already a child wiz who learned to play organ at 2, sing at 11 and play guitar at 13, he fell in love with the sound and made it a point to learn as much about this burgeoning culture as possible. Upon return, Nate furthered his musical education through a 4-year, full-tuition music scholarship for voice to UW-Madison. Unfortunately the university environment was not for him and he withdrew from the UW in order to attend the Madison Media Institute and attain an Associates Degree in Music Recording Technology. In 1997, Nate bought his first pair of turntables and started doing regular nights at the Cardinal Dance Club, a mainstay on the Madison WI scene. Nate garnered a fair amount of respect there, showcasing his skills and putting on events with DJ/producers including Robbie Hardkiss, Halo, Sleepy C, Doran and a host of local up-and-comers. In 2000 Nate moved to Chicago, where he took off very quickly on the local scene through performances at Pure's Future Sound of Chicago showcases, Smart Bar, Crobar, Big Wig, Zentra and guestpots all over the Midwest. More invitations came in, with gigs at London's Cross, Hawaii's Sunnlounge, Milwaukee's Summerfest and Pridefest, the notorious Burning Man festival in Nevada and other spots performing with DJs including Ian Pooley, DJ Krush, Derrick Carter, Juan Atkins, Kaskade (whom he's appeared with a solid half dozen times at Smart Bar), Colette, Luke Solomon and others. In 2003 Nate took over as Music Director and promoter at Wicker Park's popular see-and-be-seen lounge Moonshine, where his Thursday night event, Therapy, continued for more than 3 years and played host to the Midwest's top DJ talent. In addition to his very successful Sunday Morning Funk and Soul Brunch there, Nate also came on as an occasional Saturday night resident. Around that same time Nate started doing production work and released his first EP, "Arcade Beats", on Chicago House icon Lego's imprint Poontin Muzik of January of 2007. He soon founded his own label, Bad Advice Inc., which concentrates on the techier side of House Music. So far he has been fortunate to work with some of the top talent from around the world, including Derrick Carter, James Curd, Tommy Largo, HeavyFeet, 2007 Ministry Of Sound Mix competition winner Tom Simmons aka Cheap as Chimps (who released his debut EP in 2008 on Bad Advice), former Greenskeeper front man Nick Maurer, Gene Farris, Brian Heath, Angel Alanis, Full Phat, Genna Greene and more. In October of 2009 everything changed as Nate was named the new Music Director for Chicago clubbing institution Smart Bar. Since then he has striven to book a wide range of talented and deserving artists both locally and from around the world and hold the bar high for this highly-esteemed club. Respected luminaries and tomorrow's stars alike have held stage under his tenure already, and a fresh crew of residents and 2 new weekly events are just some of the changes he's made to the program in his short time there so far. And with guest spots one-offs around the city and Midwest as well as regular appearances at Smart Bar, he remains busy as a DJ and regularly enjoys the art. :) And Nate's dedication to the underground has still remained strong as he and the Bears have reached minor celebrity status within the regional Burning Man community. A regular performer at Chicago's yearly 1,200 person-strong Resonate event and Chicago's best underground monthly the Freakeasy, Nate will be heading up a return trip to the Nevada festival this August for a week-long romp in the dust filled with DJ slots across the playa. For further info please visit www.myspace.com/djnatemanic, www.stylemattersdjs.com or www.myspace.com/badadvicerecords- links are posted below.
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