Artist-DJ-Electronic Violinist Virtuoso-Producer
As a progressive-house DJ, Manifesto has quickly become known for his ability to blend his European and American influences with his electronic violin craft. Manifesto crafts a style all his own, by both Djing and playing the violin. Manifesto can blow out and “awe” any venue, “rock” a floor and impress even the most hardened refined musical taste with his talent! His style and format ranges from a “chill” latin pool party vibe with “Melodic Infinity” to aggressive progressive house with the “Kama Sutronic” series, to dirty-dark house with “The Devil Within” series. In 2006, he released his first single, “Shaken, Not Stirred” which owned the radio. Since then, he has worked with top artists such as Seal, Benny Benassi, Nick Terranova, Paul Mendez, DJ FEEL, Bobina, Johnathon Peters, Heavygrinder, Infected Mushroom, Victor Calderone, Paul Van Dyk and Nadia Ali. Manifesto is in the studio now preparing for his first original EP release for 2012! With 19 years of classical training he spins and violins at the world’s most popular venue’s in north and south america, europe and Asia.Manifesto has over 1500 shows in his experience and is ready for another 1500! He is not another anybody else he is “the one, the only” Manifesto…In the United States, he makes appearances at only the top venue’s such as Avalon, Hollywood and Miami’s “Nikki Beach”, Park and Club Space, In addition to the “W” Hotel in DC, NY, SF and LA.
“ You’ll never see a performance like this, unless a you’re graced with the presence of Manifesto.
it isn’t uncommon to find a DJ who spins electronica. It also isn’t uncommon to discover a DJ who can charismatically interact with his fans. What is uncommon is a DJ who does this, plays a mind blowing set, has a unique quality about him and can do everything live and effortlessly. Manifesto is an electronica DJ like no other. Originally from Virginia, he’s ascending the ranks of internationally recognized artists by spinning in the hottest clubs from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, CA, Europe, asia and soon enough, South America. He’s different, he’s exciting and he’s a breath of originality that leaves his fans in awe and craving for more.
What separates Manifesto from others is his ability to play the violin. He’s a violin virtuoso, if you may. The crowd is pulsing with the rhythm and the light show that is intricately laced with the beat, his transitions are flawless as he continues to add his own flavor to the hottest tracks. As he smoothly incorporates his own production into the set, smiling enthusiastically and keeping party goers on edge, the viol in begins out of nowhere. For those unfamiliar with his work, it is an unexpected twist to an already awe inspiring performance. For his fans, it’s simply what Manifesto does.
As electronic dance music and all the sub-genres associated continue to garnish more mainstream attention, DJs have become producers in hopes to remain relevant. Popular artists like Britney Spears, Pitbull and Chris Brown all now have very familiar and prevalent traces of electronica in their latest music. The underground is rising up and a producer-DJ extraordinaire like Manifesto has an even bigger platform. With an international fan base thanks to a European tour and his strategic placement in cities which stand as international hubs, his following is growing.
It would be of no surprise that his name will soon be mentioned in the same breath as the legends of the genre. You’ll never see a performance like this, unless you’re graced with the presence of Manifesto. “
Fameone ------------ FKOF JPN contributor ------------ http://fatkidonfire.com/
“ So if you are a fan of DJ Tiesto or Paul Van Dyke and Vanessa Mae, then you will swoon over Manifesto, because he produces LIVE and since he is also a violinist, he uses the strings to heighten boost the explosive energy. Manifesto is the thinking person’s DJ, mixing classical with electronica-- so for those that thought electronica is dead, no—it has evolved.
Manifesto plays to sophisticated audiences throughout Europe, Asia, and North America — and as for the dance floor, well, it is a gale wind of fresh air in this town.Expect an incredible International crowd. “
-Kelly Patterson ------------ http://www.examiner.com/DC