Manix

Manix

Real Name:
Mark Anthony Clair
Profile:
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

Albums

RIVETCD22DP Manix Living In The Past (EP, Album) Reinforced Records, Reinforced Records RIVETCD22DP UK 2013 Sell This Version
RIVET DA036 Manix Reinforced Presents Manix (Remixes)(11xFile, WAV) Reinforced Records RIVET DA036 UK 2013

Singles & EPs

RIVET 1209 Manix Manic Minds (EP) Reinforced Records RIVET 1209 UK 1991 Sell This Version
KMS-038 Manix Feel Real Good KMS KMS-038 US 1992 Sell This Version
RIVET 712 Manix Oblivion (Head In The Clouds) (Single, Maxi) Reinforced Records RIVET 712 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RIVET 1212 Manix Bad Attitude 12" Reinforced Records RIVET 1212 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RIVET 1221 Manix Rainbow People (Maxi) Reinforced Records RIVET 1221 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RIVET 1243R Manix Heading To The Light (Maxi, EP) Reinforced Records RIVET 1243R UK 1993 Sell This Version
Rivet 1275 Manix Intelligent Hoodlums E.P (EP) Reinforced Records Rivet 1275 UK 1995 Sell This Version
31-000001-22 Lemon D / Manix Lemon D / Manix - Cutting Edge 1/3 10 Inch Press, 10 Inch Press 31-000001-22 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
RIVET 205 Nookie / Manix Nookie / Manix - The Sound Of Music / Hardcore Junglism (Remix) Reinforced Records RIVET 205 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Manix Coolin' Down (EP) Reinforced Records none UK 2014 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

Compilations

RIVETDA023 Manix The Early Plates (Comp) Reinforced Records RIVETDA023 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

Miscellaneous

none Manix Coolin' Down (Pre-Order) Reinforced Records none UK 2014

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Thexperimentalist

Thexperimentalist

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?
bellymcr

bellymcr

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.
jimi_renaissance

jimi_renaissance

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.
N_TANNAM

N_TANNAM

September 5, 2004
edited over 11 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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