Manoo - 5 Trax That Changed My Life

DJ/Producer Manoo began his career in 1995 in Lyon, France. His musical culture at this time included a wide range of styles of Hip-hop (De la soul, A Tribe called Quest), Afro-beat (Fela Kuti, high life music) and more specifically House Music. He built himself a strong reputation as a DJ, and more precisely for his capacity to dig out hot and exclusive tracks. He’s also played along side some of the best DJ’s in the business like David Morales, Kerri Chandler, Todd Terry, Little Louie Vega, Dimitri from Paris to name a few. On the production front, Manoo’s talent has been showcased on prestigious labels like Tribe Records, Freerange, Foliage Records, Offering Recordings, House Afrika, Buzzin Fly, BBE, King Street, Nervous, Papa Records throughout his career.

His remix services have been commission by Tribe Records on their latest release Celebration – Manoo Remixes (out on Traxource) and to coincide with this, he shares 5 trax that had major impact in his life.

1) Masters At Work – Justa “Lil” Dope / Our Mute Horn.

The drum programming was insane on this package from Kenny Dope and Louie Vega. Hip-house 3.0 with the MAW and what about the dubs versions. Timeless.

2) Chez Damier – Can You Feel It (MK Dub)

Incredible dub from MK. The drums, the strings movement & rhodes… Dope! I can’t tell you how many time I’ve played this track.

3) Underground Repairs – Stay In The Life (Underground Mix)

Wonderful track from Marshall Jefferson (ten city, kim myzelle)
I love piano, drums, strings, it has an amazing atmosphere. I was maybe 16 when I first heard this track on a radio show, but the DJ didn’t say the name of the artist. I kept the melody in my mind & then found it years later.

4) Soul to Soul – Club Classics Vol.1

A happy face, a thumping bass for a loving race. I was so into this band.
During a school trip to London, I was looking for the soul to soul shop on Oxford Street to buy some merchandise, but I couldn’t escape the music of this group.

5) Inner City – Whatcha gonna do with my lovin

This maybe my favorite remix from Frankie Knuckles & David Morales, among def mix downtempo remixes (which are all timeless). The melancholy with the piano, the tension with the pad and the force of the strings is amazing. These guys were without no doubt a inspiration!! Thank you Frankie RIP.

Manoo’s latest remixes for Djeff Afrozila’s “Celebration” release are out on Traxsource.


Manoo’s artist follow page & releases on Traxsource.