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MANICS is an electronic live act and DJ duo comprised of Jordan Deherrera and Chris Sanders. Founded in San Francisco and now based in lA, their performances are a medley of indie pop vocals, live bass guitar & synth work, percussion and modulation; accompanied by matching lights and visuals. Since its inception in 2012, the project has developed into a dynamic performance of technology and raw emotion with their music being supported by Odessa, Poolside, Claptone & others around the world. Their catalog includes numerous singles and EPs, along with their 2021 debut LP "Pastel Palace" garnering over 2 million streams world wide.


The duo are also the master-minds behind the bay-area indie label POPGANG Records. Founded in 2013, the label features artists and producers across a wide swath of genres and sub-cultures while retaining a cohesive identity built on the punk-DIY mentality turned modern. With over 160 releases to date, POPGANG’s catalog is a diverse collection of work from the bay area & beyond.

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"signature disco bass sound"
- Earmilk

“seductive synth work”
-Electronic Groove

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“definitive indie dance”

- Magnetic Mag

“indie dance pop perfection”

-Beautiful Buzz

“go to summer jam”


“electronic pop wizards”

-The Bay Bridged

“simple, tasteful, and refreshing”



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Notable Festivals Manics have performed at:

CRSSD Festival 2021 (Live)

Northern Nights Festival 2017 (Live)

Nosie Pop Festival 2016 (Live)

Treasure Island Festival 2016 (DJ set)

Outsidelands 2015 (DJ set)

Summersalt 2014 (Live)

Notable Venues Manics have performed at:

1015 Folsom (SF), Sound Nightclub (LA), Mezzanine (SF), Rich's (SD), The Crocodile (Seattle), Temple (SF)

Great Northern (SF), Sky Bar (LA), DTLA Warehouses

Regency Ballroom (SF), The Independent (SF)

Starline Social Club (Oakland), Rickshaw Stop (SF)

Notable artists MANICS have performed with:

Breakbot, Boys Noize, Classixx, Club cheval, Destructo, Digitalism, Dillon Francis, Eden, The Faint, Feadz, Flight Facilities, Fred Falke, Goldroom, Gryffin, Hot Chip, Humans, Jupiter, Kastle, Kindness, Kitten, Lee Reynolds, Lemaitre, Le Youth, The Magician, MAKO, Mindchatter, Moving Units, MSTRKRFT, Mystery Skulls, Penguin Prison, Phantoms, Polo & Pan, Sharem Jey, The M Machine, The Knocks, Viceroy & more

MANICS music has been supported by:

Aaron Axelesen, Anoraak, Ardalan, Claptone, Designer Drugs, Goldroom, Horse Meat Disco, Mystery Skulls, Odesza, Poolside, Viceroy & many more


"Pastel Palace" LP out on Popgang Records, 2021


"Binary" EP out on Dim Mak Records, 2019


Singles, Various Labels, 2013 - 2021

Remixes, Various Labels, 2013 - 2021





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