Summer Camp 2014 Welcomes: Manic Focus

Manic Focus is a producer that mixes original tracks laced with pure soul. This artist brings a melody to EDM that results in a sound that is not full frontal, but rather a gradual progression of synths, beats, and sassy samples. His soundscapes take you on a stimulating journey by intertwining genres; reinventing everything from hip hop to the Beatles along the way.

Originally from Minnesota, this producer has been developing his craft since middle school. Over the last three years, Manic Focus has established himself in Chicago’s underground music scene by fine tuning his live show and consistently refining his electronic sound. His intelligent style of producing and mixing has gained him respect within the world of electronic dance music. While he is currently touring with Big Gigantic, this summer Manic Focus plans on taking over the festival circuit, Summer Camp included. 

We got a chance to ask Manic Focus about his summer plans and it looks like he might be just as excited to kick of festy season as we are!

What’s your favorite Summer Camp memory?
My favorite Summer Camp Music Festival memory was having Felix Moreno of Future Rock jump on the last track of my 1st ever Summer Camp set. It was definitely a very memorable experience.

Besides playing Summer Camp, what other plans do you have this summer?
My current summer plans are to attend and play as many music festivals as possible!

Will you be releasing any new music before then?
I’m always working on new music, and am planning to release an EP of brand new material at the end of March. I’m having a release party/ show on March 21st at the Concord with support from my homies Wick-it The Instigator, Muzzy, and Inverse Universe.

What is your favorite summer time food and drink?
I really like pulled pork sandwiches, fried chicken, corn dogs, hot dogs, walking-tacos……too many to list! My favorite summer beverage is cold beer. The colder the better.

Summer Camp is thrilled to have you back in 2014!
Can’t wait to play Summer Camp this year! I hope you enjoy the recap video from my set last year :)