Makemake EP

Over the past twelve months, New York based M A N I K has been residing at the top of many peoples 'one to watch' lists. The Music Business graduate, in late 2009, took to ruling other lists too, as he raced to the top of DJ and download charts alike off the back of his 'Park To The Slop' EP on Josh Wink's Ovum Recordings.

The success of this EP and his unique production style that blends cutting edge house and futuristic techno with deep old school grooves and edgy sounds, also led to releases on Four:Twenty and Fresh Meat.

The 24 year old is rapidly building a reputation with his work and it gives us immense pleasure to welcome him to Komplex De Deep. M A N I K's 'Makemake' EP could not be a better fit. Both the title track and flip 'Space & Truth' take us on elegant and sensual, oldskool journeys. Sweeping strings, rasping keys and most importantly lashings of groove, make this a release to revel in.

From a new and rising talent, we turn to a very much established and legendary producer for our remixes. Alain Ho has unlike many, been there from the very beginnings. A DJ since the age of 13, he was instrumental in the creation and success of the French House scene. From his early days in Hip-Hop, to the launch of the famous Yellow Productions label and through his very own productions under his DJ Yellow guise, Alain has always been at the forefront of electronic music.

Held in such high regard by his contemporaries for his diverse and exquisite productions, we could not think of a better producer to lend his talents to remixing this title track. Alain creates a stunning soundscape of emotive synths and strings, backed by a warm, delicate bassline.

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Anthony Collins - "Makemake original is nice."

Guy J - "Alain Ho remixes for me!"

Samuel L Session - "Very good, this made my day!"

Brothers' Vibe - "SUPER project!"

Nick Warren - "Lovely music, you cant beat them chords."

Matthias Vogt (Motorcity Soul) - "Hard to pick a winner here... great ep! Ok, decision made, it's the hypnotic second mix of Alain!"

Sis - "Alain Ho Mental Beauty Remix is cool stuff."

Mathias Kaden - "Beautiful tracks from Manik!!!"

Hector Romero - "Lush smooth & floaty - nice one."

Yannick – (Trickski) - "Supercool Alain ho remixes. Will play pt. 2 & i like very much!"

Kenny Larkin - "Alain did an amazing job on the remixes!"

Danny Tenaglia - "All good!!"

Till von Sein - "M A N I K is the man..word dope originals and i really dig the remixes as well by the ever solid alain....wonderful ep!"

Varoslav - "Original sounds my fav is definitely Alain's remix."

Feygin - "Nice deep house reworks from Alain! Feelin this whole release!"

Rainer Trueby - "Super classy release, loving Makemake."

Gregor Tresher - "Space & Truth sounding excellent, and also the remixes are ace. Another quality release by Mr. Manik and Komplex De Deep!"

Yousef - "Cool stuff. Alain ho remixes a really nice!"

Wally Lopez - "Nice deep beats."

Alex Niggemann - "Sounds deep... I like it."

Laurent Garnier - "Encore du tres TRES bon YEssss papa Full support from meeeeee!"

Liapin - (Afrilounge) - "Makemake Original & Remix for me! Will play!"

Mazi - "Some of MANIK's best yet and Alain comes through with beautiful mid-tempo gems that sparkle brightly. Love it all."

Voitek - (Catz n Dogz) - "Nice summer vibes." UNER - "MANIK MANIK MANIK!!! J awesome deepaaa here. Space & Truth FANTASTICO!!!!"

D'Julz - "Alain’s beauty remix and the original are fantastic, will play."

Luca Bacchetti - "MANIK is magic! Great release, all the tracks and remixes are excellent! Probably Makemake my fav, this is what a good club needs! An Atmosphere!!"

Diesel - (X-Press 2) - "Makemake is a grower."

Club Madnezz Holland - "Original Mix...very deep!"

Jose Maria Ramon - (Ibiza Global Radio) - "Yesss lovely music ;) will play it on Ibiza Global Radio full support."

Steve Parry - (Juice FM) - "Blimey - these are all great - deep and lush coolness."

Diversions - (CHRY 105.5FM Toronto, Canada) - "Both originals sound amazing - well done!!!"

DJ Valka - (Paris One Reverse) - "Sweet old school flavoured deep grooves!"

Kiko Martínez - (DocePulgadas RadioShow) - "Nice deep sounds...Like them."

Karlos Sense - (Ibiza Sonica) - "Perfect House for my sets in Ibiza.... Very good feeling. Thanks a lot for this music."

Stuart Patterson - (Faith Fanzine/Radio) - "Real deepness as you'd expect form KDD ... going for Alain's part 2 mix .."

The Phonic Express - (RTE Pulse, Dublin) - "Original of Makemake has lots of emotion and spaceyness that can make it start or end of night material. Ooozing with quality.. I am all over this.."

Scan Mode – (Clubbingspain.com) - "Cool package! My favs are the Makemake Original and the Alain Ho Mental beauty Remix Part 2!"

Russ - (i-DJ Magazine) - "Very very very nice indeed!"

Tsugi Magazine France - "Nice mixes."

Giorgio - (DJ Mag Italia) - "Considering for review".

Rocky - (X-Press 2) - "Nice. Bit of a 90s vibe going on."

Brett Johnson - "The Alain Ho remixes are my favorites here...nice!"

Satoshi Tomiie - "Alain's mix is beautiful and soothing."

Ray Okpara - "Nice deep stuff J Full support! "

Andy Cato - (Groove Armada) - "Another beauty by KDD. Great tracks here. makemake is the one for me."

Lee Curtiss - "Space & Truth is really cool!"

Nuno Dos Santos – “Beautiful deepness on this ep!”

Milton Jackson - "Love Makemake, very emotive chords."

Darko Esser - "Wow!!! One of the best releases on KDD yet!! Loving all 4 tunes, great job!!"

Kabale und Liebe - "Really like what M A N I K is doing lately, good stuff!"

Chris Lattner - "Very cool package. I like all cuts!"

Craig - (Silicone Soul) - "Space & Truth is a killer, i wish we had managed to remix but sometimes the original is best J"

Tedd Patterson – “Quality stuff. the orig and the mental beauty mixes.”

Alex Wolfenden – (Café Mambo / We Love…) – “Deep baleric vibes will defo play!”

Roual Galloway - (Faith Fanzine/Radio) - "Classy!"

Ceoltronic Radio – (RTE Ireland) – “Very nice. Kinda like some of the old Braddock stuff. I like it a lot. Will feature on Ceoltronic tonight.”


Makemake - original


Space & Truth


Makemake - Alain Ho Mental beauty rmx


Makemake - Alain Ho Mental Mental beauty rmx part 2


Press / web

Deejay Magazine Spain - En los ultimos 12 meses un nombre ha irrumpido en la escena, sobre todo después de su Ep en Ovum, propiedad de Josh Wink. Hablamos del Neoyorkino MANIK. El éxito de ese EP marco su sonido, poniendolo en la escena del deep tech y house del futuro con mucho fuerza. Ahora regresa con un nuevo EP en Komplex De Deep. 2 cortes originales y 2 remixes de manos de Alain Ho. Makemake, el cual da nombre al ep nos muestra un carisma house, son melodía acida y percusion sexy que a la vez deja el camino allanado para el segundo corte, con una melodía de “bajo” que hace las delicias de cualquier pista. En los remixes, mucho deep profundo, melodico y elegante a la altura del EP. MANIK nos vuelve a enseñar que el deep house enamora.

De:Bug Magazine Germany - Und noch eine EP von Manik aus New York. "Makemake" beginnt wie ein klassischer Detroittrack mit weichen Strings, smoother Acidbassline und wird dann nach und nach sogar im Sound immer verknisterter. Definitiv Musik für die ganz späten Stunden. "Space & Truth" kommt mit fast pathetischen Synths und eigenwilligen Kuhglocken im Hintergrund und säuselt definitiv ein wenig beduselt von der Oldschool. Killer sind hier aber die Alain-Ho-Remixe, die irgendwie im Sound noch melodischer und breiter wirken.

i-DJ Magazine UK – Just nine releases in and Paris’s Komplex de Deep has already established itself as a must-check label. ‘Makemake’ is one of those numbers that’s equally at home on dancefloor or sofa, with label boss Alain Ho serving up two afterhours rerubs. But the real gem is ‘Space & Truth’, which is an object lesson in how dancefloor deep should be done: fat, funky and a iittle bit druggy/proggy around the edges. Groove to this. 9/10

Raveline Magazine Germany - Der New Yorker Produzent Manik gilt als Riesentalent, was er auch mit seiner neuen „Makemake EP“ eindrucksvoll bestätigt. „Makemake“ klingt im Original Mix wunderbar oldschool und grooved schön mit leichten perkussiven Elementen direkt ins Tanzbein, ganz ganz starke Nummer! Der Remix von Alan Ho klingt im Vergleich zum Original wesentlich ver- träumter und lädt eher zum Chillen ein. „Space Truth“ ist schon wieder mehr für den Club produziert und passt perfekt zu „Makemake“. Hier bestimmt ebenfalls eine satte Bassline mit fein komponierter Melo das Geschehen. Gefällt mal richtig! 5/6