Manic Focus

with TruFeelz

Manic Focus

Sat, Apr 27

Manic Focus

with TruFeelz

Doors: 9:30 pm
Start: 10:00 pm
Age: Ages 18+ Only
Price:$15 (Under 21 $5 Surcharge) Advance GA / $15 Advance GA / $18 (Under 21 $5 Surcharge) Day Of GA / $18 Day of Show GA

Most recent album, 'Minds Rising', infuses "classic musical elements into new wave rap, hip-hop, and R&B." -Dancing Astronaut

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Genre: Electronic


18+ with valid photo ID.


$5 surcharge under 21.


There is a 6-ticket limit per customer, credit card, address or email address. Orders exceeding these limits, or any tickets purchased for resale, may have a portion or all of their orders cancelled without notice.

Manic Focus

Manic Focus is the beat-bumpin’ project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a resonating tone that’s entirely his own. Over the last 6 years, JmaC has released five full-length albums, each one a new evolution in sound and approach. He has also completed a slew of official remixes for artists such as GRiZ, The Floozies, Lettuce, Minnesota and Pretty Lights, and released several works with Pretty Lights Music veterans Break Science.

On the road, JmaC has been steadily building his live performance to include additional musicians and elements of production. Jacob Barinholtz is now a mainstay on the drums, and other musical co-conspirators join the two on select dates around the country. He’s also been known to incorporate surprise guests such as Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli, GRiZ, The Floozies’ Matt Hill, and Russ Liquid, to name a few. Occasionally, fans are treated to the rare live fusion of Break Science and Manic Focus, taking the stage as Manic Science. Recent live highlights include performances at The Gorge Amphitheater in WA and Red Rocks Amphitheater in CO, both dates as support for Pretty Lights. Summer 2017 has seen performances from Manic Focus at Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, and Summer Set Music Festival, to name a few.

In the studio, JmaC continues to push himself to new musical limits by incorporating original, sample-free recordings of many up-and-coming musical allies. This is especially apparent in the material from his most recent album, Minds Rising. Released in April 2017, Minds Rising is an infectious encapsulation of Manic Focus' roots in funk, soul, new-era hip hop, and electronic music. The album is an artful curation of the burgeoning Chicago music landscape and beyond, featuring appearances from cutting-edge hip hop artists, vocalists, producers, and musicians from across the country. Collaborators include Jennifer Hartswick of Trey Anastasio Band, Adam Deitch of Lettuce/Break Science, Russ Liquid, ProbCause, Late Night Radio, and more. Minds Rising is an opus two years in the making, and paints an aural illustration of Manic Focus’ shift from producer to composer — one beat, instrument and verse at a time.

TruFeelz

TruFeelz is a Minneapolis born, Denver-based, multi-talented electronic artist who blends bass music with singing and songwriting for compositions ranging beyond your typical producer. TruFeelz brings a unique sound to bass music consisting of a heavy and happy blend, featuring catchy melodies fused with vocal lines, thick dirty bass, and pumping synths dispensing high energy sets while keeping the crowd hyped. With over 250,000 listens on Spotify, collabs with artists like SoDown, as well as sharing bills with artists such as Knife Party, LAXX, Slander, Quix, 12th Planet and The Funk Hunters, TruFeelz continues to prove himself to be an artist to keep an eye on both in the highly competitive Denver scene, as well as nationally.