Manze Raider - Where Are We
The talent coming out of Sheffield is unstoppable right now! Part of the intertwined family tree of musical legends such as Toddla T and Sticky Blood, whose roots trace back to Arctic Monkeys, Manze is a product of his peers. Starting life as a studio engineer for the aforementioned, and sitting in on studio sessions with the likes of Terri Walker and Tom Prior, it wasn’t long before the thirst took hold and created the producer we hear before us!
Debut E.P ‘Where Are We’ features two tracks, ‘Delilah’ and ‘Where Are We’. Twisting elements of the big brass band with the tinkling of keys over a hectic D&B bassline on ‘Delilah', Manze Raider creates a vibe that has flashbacks to 90’s raves in the warehouses of Sheffield, mixed with futuristic soul; an eclectic mix that is a cross between old school greats like Shy FX and Goldie and new school kids like Chase n Status, mixed with a sprinkling of electronic synths reminiscent of the Prodigy.
‘Where Are We’ takes a more soulful stance with a deeper lyrical content from Ruell over a chilled D&B beat. In contrast to the energetic ‘Delilah’, ‘Where Are We’ displays Manze Raider’s ability to capture a more haunting ambience through varying uses of syncopated drum beats and acoustic instrumentation.
The debut effort from Manze Raider is a real testimony of his passion and commitment to creating music from his heart, with a real understanding of his craft. The tracks pull on his experiences and musical roots giving a welcomed northern twist to the ‘Where Are We E.P.’ making the debut effort from Manze Raider a hearty one.
MANZE RAIDER || WHERE ARE WE E.P