Anoraak first appeared in 2008 with the underground classic Nightdrive With You. Several LPs/EP’s and a whole bunch of remixes later (Neon Indian, Mika, College, Metronomy, Junkie XL…) he is today a reference in the synthwave / retrowave and indie-dance genres.
After years on the road worldwide behind the DJ desks or front stage singing and playing his music live, he’ll be back June 2nd 2017 with a new EP Black Gold Sun, including the synthpop song Evolve featuring Danish singer Lydmor. The cover is designed by Alexander ‘Zonders’ Burkhart, godfather of retro inspired artworks (College, Valerie Collective, Discodust, Miami Horror, and many more).
Black Gold Sun is the balance point between synthwave and synthpop, two worlds wherein Anoraak has always loved to navigate, and is a logical follow-up to his previous opus Figure, which includes the acclaimed track We Lost feat. Slow Shiver, premiered on major electronic music media Dancing Astronaut and playlisted by KCRW’s LA dj Raul Campos, Goldroom, Satin Jackets, Spotify Mexico among others.
The Figure music video was recently premiered by the trend-setter siteNowness, and received a lot of support, including major french media siteClique TV or MTV Asia.
Anoraak’s new live show is a solo act, surfing smartly between a vocal / instrumental performance and a modern electronic live set built for the dancefloor.
MANICS is an indie dance live act comprised of Jordan Deherrera and Chris Sanders and based in San Francisco. Their performances are a medley of indie pop vocals, live synth work, percussion and modulation; accompanied by matching lights and visuals. Since its inception in 2012, the project has developed into a dynamic performance of technology and raw emotion with their music being supported by Odessa, Poolside, Steve Aoki & others around the world.
The duo are also the master-minds behind the bay-area indie label POPGANG Records. Founded in 2013, the label features artists and producers across a wide swath of genres and sub-cultures while retaining a cohesive identity built on the punk-DIY mentality turned modern. With over 60 releases to date, POPGANG’s catalog is a diverse collection of work from the bay area & beyond.