Electric Playground Pt. 2- August!
July 30, 2016 09:25 AM PDT
The second installment of my contribution to the Electric Playground Saturday Night Series on Chicago's Q101, this one goes all over. One take, no agenda other than playing some fun bangy house and techno. Enjoy!!
June 07, 2016 02:19 PM PDT
Hey kids me again...
I'm super happy to announce that I'll be doing regular DJ mix submissions for the Elecrtic Playground radio show, happening Saturday nights on 101.1 WKQX in Chicago! This radio station and their Saturday night DJ-heavy programming has been a staple in the Chicago dance scene for years, and has been a home and springboard to many of Chicago's best and brightest. I'm super honored to join Nosmo and the rest of the DJs featured in contributing regular mixes for the show.
My inaugural mix was aired in 2 parts on May 21st and June 4th. It features some of my favorite local (i.e Chicago and SF) producers and label owners as well as some of my more favorite untzy stuff at the moment. Here's the entire mix with track listing for your listening pleasure. For full playlists and upcoming DJ schedule you can visit the radio show online at
or on Facebook at
MOAR MIXES COMING SOOOOOOOON
1) Savile- The Only Rule Is Work (Stripped & Chewed)
March 23, 2016 11:02 AM PDT
Flashback to the second loveliest little afternoon I experienced all summer last year- Blaine and Nate's Hot Tub Season Closer. A backyard full of great friends, a grill full of meaty sundries, a few of my favorite DJs. Choons from The Black Madonna, Garrett David, Secret Studio, Siriusmo, Metro Area, Groovejet, Acid Mondays, HNNY, Nice7, Modeler, Mathar, Frankie Knuckles, Bjork/Underworld and more came together for a really fun sunny Sunday afternoon mix. I'm feeling really fantastic about everything at the moment... settled in a wonderful place, motivated and blessed with so much promise for the coming year(s). Sort of a rebirth if you will, hence the title of this episode (lol). This mix is a great reflection of the vibes I'm feelin' right now so I hope it brings the vibes for you as well. Enjoy! (fyi the first loveliest was my homecoming BBQ, the set from which will be posted just as soon as I can locate it haha.)Home.
November 24, 2015 03:14 PM PST
It's been a super long time since I've actually tracked out and recorded a studio mix. I wanted to do this one simply because so many of my friends are putting out great records these days and I wanted to let you know I'm still paying attention hehe. So here you go- 75 minutes of some lovely House, Acid and Techno made by my friends. Enjoy!
1. Kink & Marc Romboy- Delusion of the Enemy (Systematic Recordings)
House * Techno * Downtempo * Rave
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 17+ years. Former talent buyer for Chicago's Smart Bar and now living in Oakland CA, Nate plans on bringing that Chicago heart and soul to the west coast masses in the coming years. He is also owner of Caliber DJs SF, a company that supplies vinyl DJs for weddings, corporate events and family gatherings all over the Bay Area.
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