Manic Focus released his new single, “Stronger” featuring Late Night Radio, Jennifer Hartswick, & Adam Deitch. The unique track has an electro groovy sounds that have us humming along all day! Manic Focus is the main music project from John “JmaC” McCarten with combining sounds of hop-hop, electric soul and funk. Over the last 5 years JmaC released four full-length albums and his fifth album, “Minds Rising” will drop on April 21. If “Stronger” is any indication of what the rest of the album holds, then it is going to be amazing!
Born in Boston in 1986 and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, McCarten’s introduction to music began at an early age with classical piano training. As a teenager, he became enthralled with the hip-hop culture, citing influences such as Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Green Lantern, and Outkast. In high school, McCarten started producing hip-hop infused beats for his classmates to rap over and recorded tracks in his parent’s basement. While attending DePaul University and living in his new home of Chicago, McCarten continued to master Ableton software and perfect his craft, which has evolved into the electro-soul genre under which he classifies his music today.