When The Walls Come Crumblin'- Nate & Duke Live New Year's Day 2017
January 05, 2017 02:35 PM PST
This 5 hour set was recorded New Year's Day after the lovely Freakeasy event which happened at the legendary Metro in Chicago. Our regular place of Freakness was closed for renovations, so we were given solace by the ever so qute crumble house for an early morning-to-afternoon romper of epic proportions. Snuggle factor +11, blaze in the back yard to keep everyone else warm and $800 raised for the Chicago Bond Fund in the process. Yay! Lots of rave classics, bumpy vibes and some sloppy mixing too at times tbh but like whatevs. Thanks for such an amazing New Year's Chicago!!Port Bar Oakland Promo Mix!
October 19, 2016 11:16 AM PDT
I've been having a really great time DJing various Fridays at the Port Bar in Oakland and decided I'd share a snippet of the goodness... this was a live recording from Friday October 14th (the last 2 hours of the night). It's been a super fun mix of House Classics and Anthems with a few Pop tunes and club cuts. Not taking myself too seriously here and certainly not digging too deep but really hoping to provide a little House Music History education and get some butts moving in the process. Hope you enjoy!
1. Cassius- Sound of Violence
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)
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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