Brew City Bass and Lex Martin Present
Manic Focus Just Like You Tour
LWKY, Blue Future
2844 N. Oakland Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, 53211
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
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.
JmaC's grooves run deep in a diverse array of musical influence, rooted in early classical piano training and a ruthless cultivation of hypnotic, hip-hop infused electro-soul bangers. His sound first emerged on the scene in 2011 with the independent release of Definition of the Rhythm, followed by Expanding Mind in 2012 and Distant Perspective in 2013, all of which he distributed to the masses online, free of charge. Since then, he's toured extensively with Big Gigantic, GRiZ, Paper Diamond, Minnesota, Break Science and many more.
His fourth album, Cerebral Eclipse, debuted on GRiZ's label All Good Records in October of 2014. Featuring Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), GRiZ, Michal Menert (Pretty Lights Music, Super Best Records) and many more, the release incorporates more live instrumentation than ever before. He's also started two side projects with Pretty Lights Music veterans Break Science (Manic Science) and Michal Menert (Manic Menert).
As an artist, JmaC continues to build momentum and perfect his craft with every show. Always seeking new ways to experiment with multiple genres and future-bass concoctions, you can bet this beat magician will bring the heat to any performance.
Whether it's a small-town venue or a world-renowned music festival, you won't want to miss a Manic Focus throw-down.
LWKY is a dance music production duo from Chicago, IL. Derek Outson and Zack Harper combine modern electronic music production techniques with classic live instrumentation both on the stage and in the studio. Our dedication to the live recording process creates a unique blend of Blues, Funk, and Soul undertones all played out in the context of dance floor ready Electro-Soul and Future Bass. For years we have been developing a unique style of production that gives our sound an original spark and smoothly gels together all the many elements that compose the LWKY soundscape.
WHEN WE LISTEN TO MUSIC WE ESCAPE TO A PLACE WHERE WE ARE WHO WE WANT TO BE.
WE GO THROUGH MOST OF OUR LIVES NOT GETTING TO BE OURSELVES, WE HAVE TO WORK MOST OF OUR TIME AWAY, OR GO TO CLASSES, WORRY ABOUT NOT HAVING ENOUGH MONEY, DEAL WITH ENDLESS AMOUNTS OF STRUGGLE, AND SPEND ALMOST EVERY DAY DOING THINGS THAT WE DON'T WANT TO DO JUST TO BE ABLE TO GET BY AND LIVE NORMAL LIVES IN OUR SOCIETY.
WHEN WE LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC WE ARE ESCAPING FROM THIS, AND IN A WAY GOING TO A PLACE THAT IS MORE TRUE TO WHO WE ARE ON THE INSIDE, AND NOT THE FAKE SHELL THAT WE NEED TO PUT ON EVERYDAY JUST TO OPERATE AT OUR JOBS AND IN OUR SCHOOLS. OUR MUSIC IS MORE OF WHO WE ACTUALLY WANT TO BE.
I KNOW SOME OF YOUR MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT SOMETHING SIMILAR AT SOME POINT. AND I HOPE THAT MY MUSIC CAN BE SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE THAT HELPS YOU FEEL MORE LIKE YOURSELF.
ALL OF MY MUSIC IS FREE, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT ON SOUNDCLOUD AND SOON RIGHT ON THIS SITE!
ENJOY, AND SPREAD LOVE. - BLUE FUTURE