Manic Focus

Super Fun Happy Time Tour

Manic Focus

Wax Future

Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Higher Ground Ballroom

$14 advance | $16 day of show

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Manic Focus
Manic Focus
Manic Focus is the beat-bumpin’ project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a resonating tone that’s entirely his own.

Over the last 5 years, JmaC has released four full-length albums, each one a new evolution in sound and approach. His most recent album, Cerebral Eclipse, was released on All Good Records, a label quickly making a name for itself as a tastemaker in the modern electronic music scene. He has completed a slew of official remixes for artists such as GRiZ, The Floozies, Lettuce, Minnesota and Pretty Lights, and released several works with Pretty Lights Music veterans Break Science.

On the road, JmaC has been steadily building his live performance to include additional musicians and elements of production. Jacob Barinholtz is now a mainstay on the drums, and other musical co-conspirators join the two on select dates around the country. He’s also been known to incorporate surprise guests such as Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli, GRiZ, The Floozies’ Matt Hill, and Russ Liquid, to name a few. Occasionally, fans are treated to the rare live fusion of Break Science and Manic Focus, taking the stage as Manic Science.

In the studio, JmaC continues to push himself to new musical limits by incorporating original, sample-free recordings of many up-and-coming musical allies. This is especially apparent in the material from his forthcoming album, Minds Rising, to be released Fall of 2016.

Whether it’s at a small-town venue or a world-renowned music festival on his nationwide headlining tour, you won’t want to miss a Manic Focus throw-down.
Wax Future
A duo by the name of Wax Future has been captivating listeners around the world with a refined funk drenched, hip-hop driven sound. In 2016 they dropped their 2nd EP with Adapted Records titled “Make Me Feel Again” which takes listeners on a immersive musical journey, blurring the boundaries of genre. Tracks like Grime Piece showcase the advanced sample collaging and production techniques of producer Connor Hansell paired with the guitar mastery of Keith Wadsworth, while tracks like “A Long Journey Into Night” showcase the storytelling and songwriting that Wax Future has come to be known for. Wax Future’s sophomore release opened up big doors for them as they began to take the national stage with opening support slots with artists like Big Gigantic, Opiuo, Pretty Lights, Tipper and more. The Philadelphia Duo has cultivated a dedicated and loyal fan base, that has been self proclaimed with the name “Wax Mob”. The Mob brings the same passion to the dance floor that Wax brings to the stage, and they are known to tenaciously represent Wax Future. When performing live the duo also feature’s the visual artistry of Jamal Rab, who brings yet a deeper level of sensory enjoyment, creating a ethereal and captivating visual experience, with touches of live recorded footage and vintage analogue style FX.
Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/