Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival | The Magician, Manik, Paul Raffaele, Vin Sol
50 North 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
His background is shrouded in mystery, his powers are supernatural and his reputation is whispered about among men. He goes by different names, but folks just call him The Magician.
One night not so long ago, he appeared from a place between space and time. The Magician stepped into this world, materializing in a cloud of crystal stars and soft pink smoke. Some say he is the guardian angel of all resident DJ's, others claim he's a former airline pilot who crashed an afterparty – some say it's just an illusion, a well performed hoax. But is it really?
Everywhere The Magician goes, there's music in the air. People come under his spell and dance like there's no tomorrow. Lost in a purple haze, transfixed in a flurry of white doves. He makes clubbers float through disco heaven and takes them around the house on a magic carpet ride. Behind his green translucent eyes, there's an unlimited knowledge of the musical past, present and future.
The Magician shifts shapes in a heartbeat and appears all throughout the world. One moment he's sprinkling space dust on the Balearic isles, next he's performing his rhythmic hocus pocus between the smoke and mirrors of a glitzy nightclub in Santiago or Moscow. When he vanishes, the only proof of his existence The Magician leaves are his 'magic tapes', a sample of his magnetising skills.
No magic wand or top hat needed, it's all in his wizardly mind and flexible fingertips. The Magician has more than one trick up his sleeve though; word has it that the mystery man is working on a special formula to transform the musical workings of others – and don't be amazed if, one day, he perfects his craft and creates his very own brand of spectral sounds.
Forget that Potter kid, Gandalf or Merlin, and get ready for a new chapter in the world of wonder and bewitchment. Get ready for The Magician.
M A N I K is a young New York City born and bred music producer/DJ thats making huge waves. DJ Mag recently named M A N I K one of their official 'Hot To Watch 2011.' His youthful looks belie the serious and sophisticated musical talent that lies beneath...
The M A N I K discography boasts music releases on the worlds best underground imprints like Josh Wink's Ovum, L.A based Culprit, Steve Bug's highly praised Poker Flat, as well as releases on the almighty Hot Creations- run by Lee Foss and Jamie Jones.
You could throw around any number of "genre-locking terms"– House, Nu-Disco, Funk, Deep House, Acid, Electronica; however, you'd still fail to get to the meaning of M A N I K
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