Manic Focus Ready to Vibe with ‘Sowing My Zone’ Tour

February 15th, 2016


Manic Focus Tour

The raucous musical production of Manic Focus, aka John “JMac” McCarten, is back on tour, bringing genre-crossing greatness to Boston and NYC in March. With freeform style, hip-hop and funk are smothered in electronic flow throughout the Chicago-native’s show. The result is a standout mix of bass music and groove. One of the most unique aspects of the set is McCarten’s use of a custom midi controller mounted to his wrist, allowing him to sway endlessly and conduct the music without being locked to the confines of a laptop.



On-stage companions have become a staple of Focus throwdowns – expect to see lots of wild live collaborations. The vibe maestro put down a spectacle performance as an opening act at Basslights last December, bringing on fellow opener Marvel Years to serenade the Mothership crowd.

Buku will be on hand to deliver his abrasive trap sound for both shows. Complimentary acts follow with electro/hip-hop legend Artifakts and Denver funkster Late Night Radio. Other openers like Wick-it the Instigator, who just dropped an aptly-titled new single “Slow and Steady” on Soundcloud, and Chill Harris (formerly known as Kill Paris) provide a pulsing spin on ambient music. Modern Measure’s massive livetronica experience adds another dimension to genre fusion, capping an all-star list of tour support and unleashing brand new live-collab possibilities.


3/3 (Thu): The Sinclair, Boston

3/4 (Fri): Bowery Ballroom, NYC

5/6 (Fri): Westcott Theater, Syracuse



Written by contributor Eddie Richard. Find him on Instagram here.

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