Real Name:
Mark Anthony Clair
Solo project of Marc Clair from 4 Hero. Alias was mainly utilized during the early 90s for piano-heavy breakbeat hardcore. Most famous for the sampling of Baby D ("Day Dreaming") in "Oblivion (Head In The Clouds)".

His first album under this alias was released in 2013.
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Manix Discography


Manix Living In The Past (EP, Album) Reinforced Records, Reinforced Records UK 2013 Sell This Version
RIVET DA036 Manix Reinforced Presents Manix (Remixes)(11xFile, WAV) Reinforced Records RIVET DA036 UK 2013

Singles & EPs

Manix Manic Minds (EP) Reinforced Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Manix Feel Real Good KMS US 1992 Sell This Version
Manix Oblivion (Head In The Clouds) (Single, Maxi) Reinforced Records Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Manix Bad Attitude 12" Reinforced Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
Manix Rainbow People (Single) Reinforced Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Tek 9, Manix, 4 Hero Tek 9, Manix, 4 Hero - Dis Original Style (Rude Boy Bizzness We Rule It) / Hardcore Junglism / Where's My Boy (Remix) (Acetate, 12") Reinforced Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
Manix Heading To The Light (EP, Maxi) Reinforced Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Manix Intelligent Hoodlums E.P (EP) Reinforced Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Lemon D / Manix Lemon D / Manix - Cutting Edge 1/3 10 Inch Press, 10 Inch Press UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Tek 9, Manix Tek 9, Manix - Inside Outside / Jus' Can't Keep My Cool(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
rivet 201 4hero* / Manix 4hero* / Manix - Mr. Kirk's Nightmare / Feel Reel Good(12", RE) Reinforced Records rivet 201 UK 2003 Sell This Version
rivet 202 Nebula II / Manix Nebula II / Manix - Athema / I Can't Stand It(12", RE) Reinforced Records rivet 202 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Nookie / Manix Nookie / Manix - The Sound Of Music / Hardcore Junglism (Remix) Reinforced Records UK 2007 Sell This Version
Manix Coolin' Down (EP) Reinforced Records UK 2014 Sell This Version
RIVET208 Manix Too Strong For So Long / Turn Away Skull(12", Ltd, Promo, Whi) Reinforced Records RIVET208 UK 2017 Sell This Version
none Frankie Paul / Manix Frankie Paul / Manix - Watch Yourself (Tek 9 Remix) / Intelligent Hoodlum(Acetate, 10") Music House (4) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Manix & Underground Software Manix & Underground Software - Hardcore Junglism (Remix) / Different Ting(Acetate, 12") Reinforced Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none 4 Hero / Manix / Nebula II 4 Hero / Manix / Nebula II - Random(Acetate, 12") Reinforced Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version


Manix The Early Plates (Comp) Reinforced Records UK 2008
RIVET DA 33 Manix The Early Plates Vol.2(10xFile, WAV, Comp) Reinforced Records RIVET DA 33 UK 2010

DJ Mixes

Podcast 016 Manix EPM Podcast 016 - Reinforced Records Mix(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) Epm Music Podcast 016 Netherlands 2010


Manix Coolin' Down (Pre-Order) Reinforced Records UK 2014

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November 2, 2013
It's amazing how this guy remains true to his sound for all these years, but did it really have to take him over 20 years to release an album?


January 21, 2012
The sound of my youth- really touched by his music. Still listen today because his tunes cheer me up. Even the dark bits aren't so serious. Try "Take A Look Around" on Enforcers Vol 3. Talented man who put soul into hardcore.


October 29, 2008
Marc Clair (Manix) is one of the most talented but modest hardcore, Jungle producers of the early 1990's. His music, judging by the various familiar chipmunk vocals and typical tech synths suggests not to take the tracks too seriously and just rave your socks off to them, but it's actually all very psychadelic, the strings and piano's conjure images of youth and freedom in the mind (well, I speak for myself, anyway). The 1991 hit 'Feel real good' has featured on most of the old skool/rave revival compilations over the past seven years being the most radio-friendly anthem compared to tracks such as 'Oblivion' and 'Alright wid me' which have similar euphoric quality's except for the hoover sounds mixed in. 'Harcore Jungalism' and 'When you hold me closer' were a taste of things to come before Jungle exploded onto the main-stream. But when you hear the blissful intensity of 'I can't stand it' and 'Special request', one can only wonder why 'Feel real good' is still top of the pops.


September 5, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
Mark "Manix" Mac is one half of the infamous 4 Hero ! Together with partner in crime Dego McFarline they dominated the early releases on the mighty Reinforced Record label ! Mark produced "Manik" piano/hardcore tunes under the name Manix, and I think Dego produced more intelligent/experimental hardcore(dare I say Drum n Bass) tunes under the name Tek-9 and the two brought both different elements together under the name 4 Hero. Funnily enough not many of their tunes feature on any of the rave compilations from back in the day ! Their most famous namely "Head in the Clouds" and "Feel Real Good" ! Tunes like "Alright Wid Me", "Let Your Mind Be Free", "Try To Love Me", "Hardcore Junglism" and "I Cant Stand It" were massively overlooked ! Respect Due !!!

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