At Sundae, we appreciate when we track down a new DJ that is making a bit of progress in Brisbane town and shares our ideas about how to play some music. Manesh Magan had been regularly attending the Sundae party for a few weeks before we came to know the full extent of his experience behind the turntables. So we find out he’s been both making party people jump and impressing the people who stroke chins for some time now. It turns out Manesh has a great soulful, funky deep house sound and we thought we probably want to get in on this.
Initially coming to light as part of the regarded techno outfit Digital Divide with Pete Fantich, warming up for Kazu Kimura and closing the Earth Freq festival, Manesh wasted no time though establishing himself as a DJ in his own right with proper displays at Barsoma, Siana and the Brunswick Social. While the Digital Divide project allowed him to explore big room and festival sounds, in club mode, Manesh prefers the more organic sounds, his selections drawing from heavy vocal deep house through funk, hip hop and soul.
Mixing older traditions of spinning records with new technologies of controller based trickery, Manesh is cooking up his own flavour of deep vibes that has seen him serve up platters at parties like Elements, Subtrakt, Somadose, and coming up at Sundae, Sky Room and Therapy. The guy’s calendar is booked solid, lucky for you we got a reservation. Manesh joins us at Sundae to put some sunlight on his afternoon tunes, bringing a sound that is both a nod to the history and look to the future. Chill but not chilly vibes to while away your afternoon, with warm people and hot sounds. See you in the sunshine.