CONSPIRATOR w/ special guest Manic Focus
::Conspirator (Philly, PA)::
As an outlet to further explore electronic music production, Conspirator was formed in 2004 by Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (keyboardist and bassist for The Disco Biscuits), and DJ Omen.
After performing with some of the festival scene's most notable live artists, the band solidified into a 4-piece touring lineup with the additions of Chris Michetti (RAQ), and KJ Sawka(Pendulum) in 2012. Conspirator had a phenomenal rise with the releases of 'Unlocked ' Live from the Georgia Theatre' (April 2012, SCI Fidelity Records), 'Unleashed' (Jan 2013) and action-packed tours with groundbreaking performances at venues across the U.S. and festivals such as Ultra, Nocturnal, Electric Forest, Starscape Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, CounterPoint, The Hangout and Bonnaroo.
With the utmost experience and mastery of their craft, Conspirator continues into 2014 with the addition of an undiscovered young phenom, Torch, on the drum throne for the entire cross country tour through winter and spring. The interplay between all these virtuosos has been nothing short of stellar. Following a huge Fall tour that reached new levels the band is anxious to get back out there and demonstrate the new dynamics and sounds.
Conspirator's upcoming winter and spring tour will showcase new, soon to be released tracks that exemplify their heavy, electronically produced core coupled with a skillful and melodic homage to live instrumentation. This high-impact collision creates an all encompassing, energetic spectacle which will no doubt be used to shock their devoted crowds from coast to coast.
New EP "Unleashed" - Free Streaming & Download on ThisSongIsSick.com: http://thissongissick.com/blog/2013/conspirator-unleashed-ep-download-premiere/
"Hammer Down" - live at House of Blues Chicago 11/3/2012 http://youtu.be/nWejP-tr64A
Manic Focus is the musical conception of John “JmaC” McCarten that breaks the bounds of the typical electronic music realm. Being classically-trained on piano at an early age, his musical talents have brought him through the realms of hip-hop beats and electronic music, having now evolved into the dynamic, bass-induced sounds of Manic Focus. A Minnesota native and recent transplant to Chicago, this producer is blowing up the EDM scene.
Manic Focus isn't your typical electronic dance music. His first album, Definition of the Rhythm, provides a broad array of tracks, from energized electro hip-hop to tranquil, melodious grooves. His deep bass lines and popping beats drive the tracks along, while spellbinding melodies and carefully-chosen vocal samples entrance the listener. The essence of Manic Focus lies within his flawless production, weaving together rhythms and effects to create a sheer masterpiece every time.
His second album, Expanding Mind, showcases how Manic Focus is broadening his spectrum, going from dark, majestic sounds toward a funky, bass-laden dance vibe. Now dipping into the realms of house, drum & bass, and glitch-hop, Manic Focus is exploring new genres and continuing to produce pure musical magic along the way.
With continuous new releases and dates stacking up across the country, Manic Focus is on pace to take the music industry by storm. The talents of this producer create a spell-binding effect that only further showcases the evolution of his undeniable musical ability.