The big man has just released his best work since Streets Are Deep for me, and guess what? IT’S FREE!
It was only a few months ago that New York’s MANIK (NYC) was daring enough to take on the likes of Frank Ocean and James Blake in his subtle but banging free edit series. Following tradition, he has just released a free EP to say thank you for the support.
So Close and Heart 60 are really solid and well produced. But, by far the winner for me is ‘Coastal‘, with its blissful metallic opener, which rises into a groaning bass. Imagine ‘Taxi Talk’ by Nina Kraviz combined with ‘Mirage’ by Pryda, and there you have Coastal.
By Danny Ingham