As we eagerly count down the hours until we head into the weekend, one thing is for sure, we're going to need all kinds of music to get through our shenanigans, and this morning, we think we've got just what you need for the warm days ahead.
Manic Focus is the musical project of Chicago-based John “JmaC” McCarten, and he brings a mesh of influences and styles into his latest LP project, Minds Rising. Lush and sweeping at times while still firmly rooted in an electronic/hip hop hybrid root, he's truly a unique figure within the production world, and his record reflects his ability to go against the grain and remain genuine in a complex musical landscape. Minds Rising also sees him working with exciting up-and-comers like Probcause and Psalm One, further making this a project that's worth listening to for a look at the state of the underground music scene in Chicago.
Listen/purchase via other streaming platforms here. Check out the project in full below.