GRAMATIK - The Age of Reason Tour [Pittsburgh, PA]
Manic Focus, Exmag
1602 E. Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15203
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 17 and over
Gramatik has always been an early adopter. It began at the age of 3, when his mother would catch him glued to the radio in his older sister's room, checking out the cassette tapes with American funk, jazz, soul and blues. He started making his first beats on an early PC by the time he was 13, and soon the kid from Portoroz, Slovenia figured out how to harvest the power of free file sharing to build a following throughout the US & Europe. Tracks spread, hype grew, tours followed, and before long his digital persona forged the initial inroads into the US market, securing him both a label and an agency. Gramatik landed on US soil as a fully formed artist who knows how to do things his way. He signed to a label, Pretty Lights Music, that gives all of its music away for free, which went hand in hand with his own philosophy about ''freeing music by making music free''. Soon after, he scooped up his hometown crew and moved to Brooklyn, NY.
And to ring in 2013 Gramatik has announced the launch of his own record label Lowtemp and offered his fans a first glimpse of the song with his video for "Bluestep". The cut combines the vibes of raw 50's and 60's blues with all kinds of EDM genres - the result is a signature Gramatik genre clash, also what he refers to as "Bluestep". It's a dynamic mixture of blues and dubstep, a plethora of screaming guitar, howling vocals and big bass, capturing the raw energies of both music worlds in a cohesive, yet outrageous picture.
Manic Focus is the musical conception of John "JmaC" McCarten, a music producer from the Twin Cities. Combining original beats with vocal samples from all types of genres, Manic Focus is a musical experience like none other. From fast paced, melodic grooves to down tempo dub, Manic Focus is a fresh, new electronic sound that energizes the party and excites the crowd.
With a classically trained ear and over a decade of self-taught, beat making experience, Manic Focus tracks bang with the best of them with complex, original melodies and pulsating bass lines. Manic Focus spans a wide range of genres, and appeals to an incredibly wide audience, getting people from a variety of backgrounds to groove to one rhythm. The vocal samples compliment one another to create a single, cohesive message unique from any other producer, DJ, or mash-up artist.