Denver-based producer and multi-dimensional artist Manic Focus stuns with jaw-dropping single, “Back From The Future.” The wobbly-heavy bass single hits with a massive impact for a perfectly executed release for the WAKAAN label. “Back From The Future” drops with hype for Manic Focus’ upcoming full EP, set for release on March 11th.
“Back From The Future” adds to the eclectic and impressive repertoire of Manic Focus. Percussive melodies and hype vocals lead towards the monstrous bass which engulfs the sonic field and immediately hooks the listener in. Manic Focus’ musical prowess and roots present themselves through the foundational funk grooves and meticulous sound design. The main motif is encircled with intricate distortion and grimy synth work. Manic Focus does not let the listener out of his grasp as that second drop emerges and utterly stuns the ears. The dark, sinister atmosphere showcases Manic Focus’ versatility and leaves listeners wanting more!
“This tune is about raging into the future with optimism and swag. I wrote the main idea in a hotel room before a show. I needed a song to bridge a gap in my set, so I made a big crunchy beat in 20 min. I played it that night and it went better than expected, so I elaborated on the idea and turned it into a full song with 2 drops. I was imagining the energy of the crowd I was about to play for and putting that energy into a song. The vocals say ‘Bring that s*** back’ , and that s*** is the awesome energy the fans bring to shows.” — Manic Focus
”Back From The Future” by Manic Focus was released on Friday, February 4th, 2022, via WAKAAN.
Mοre About Manic Focus:
Manic Focus is the electronic music project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Denver-based producer with roots in funk, soul, and new-era hip-hop. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style that spans multiple genres, Manic Focus fuses soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a tone that’s entirely his own.
Originally hailing from the Twin Cities, JmaC grew up with classical piano lessons from an early age, developing a trained musical ear and laying the groundwork for his future in beat production. In his teen years, he developed a deep appreciation for hip-hop music, citing musical influences such as Atmosphere, Brother Ali and MF Doom. In high school, JmaC began producing hip-hop music using Logic software, making beats for his friends to rap on. He transitioned into making electronic music 5 years later, combining his love of hip-hop with electronic sound design and future bass influences.
Over the last 10 years, JmaC has released six full-length albums, each one a new evolution in sound and approach. The producer continues to push himself to new musical limits by incorporating original, sample-free recordings, which is especially apparent in the material from his last full length album Lost in a Digital World, released in September of 2019. Since then, JmaC has released 15 singles, including collaborations with Break Science, Mersiv, ProbCause, and Marvel Years. McCarten has also completed a slew of official remixes for notable artists such as Louis the Child, Zed’s Dead, Pretty Lights, GRiZ, The Floozies, Umphrey’s McGee, PLS&TY, Lettuce, and Minnesota.
Recent live highlights include performances at Lollapalooza, Hulaween, North Coast Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, and Summer Camp Music Festival. Previous performances of note include Electric Forest, Bonnaroo, The Gorge Amphitheater in WA and numerous Red Rocks performances supporting Zhu, Emancipator, Pretty Lights and more.