Ten years of honing in his production skills certainly proves true the mantra that practice really does make perfect, at least that was the case with the uber-talented Manse. In his mid 20’s, the Swedish DJ is a prime talent that has swiftly risen through the ranks to become a label favourite for Revealed and Armada. Manse – real name Michael Hansen – has always had his eyes on the prize.
First gaining industry recognition for his unofficial, dancefloor-slaying remix of Axwell
& Ingrosso’s ‘Roar’ that was scouted by Hardwell to receive airplay on his globally syndicated Hardwell On Air radio show, Manse gained a debut Revealed Recordings release soon after with his ‘Escape’ edit honing international airplay on colossal stations including the UK’s prestigious BBC Radio 1, these moments signalled an inevitable rise for Manse’s career, when he was personally invited by Nicky Romero to remix his ‘Let Me Feel’ and soon a remix for Dash Berlin & John Dahlback followed – it was clear, things were only just getting started…
2015 signalled the emergence of a prime candidate for greatness in melodic progressive house, with high profile releases including ‘Freeze Time’ with vocalist Alice Berg, ‘Rising Sun’ with Chris Jones, alongside releases on Armada Music – ‘Falling Down’ and ‘Last night of our lives’.
Exploding back onto Armada in 2016, Manse delivered a powerhouse remix of Armin van Buuren’s sublime ‘Freefall’, which Armin has been closing his biggest sets with throughout the year. He was also asked to remix Hardwell’s ‘Run Wild’ turning it into a melodic masterpiece. Along with the exceptional club hit ‘All Around’ on Armada Trice, all these adding up to his wealth of stellar releases in 2016.
After making his first appearance at Tomorrowland in the Summer of 2015, Manse reinforced his growing profile with a string of excellent sets throughout Asia as part of Revealed Recording’s Revealed Presents… tour, as well as a stand out set at Sunburn Festival in Goa, India. Ushering in 2016, his tour pedigree went from strength to strength, with highlight shows at the M.E.O Arena in Portugal, Creamfields and Ushuaïa, Ibiza The year also saw him take over the decks for Revealed’s momentous China Tour alongside Kura and Goldfish & Blink, performing at locations such as Club Grammy in Foshan, Club Space in Chengdu, Club Myst in Shanghai, Club LIV in Beijing and Club Cubic in Macau. Adding to the stellar list was a venture through Indonesia with gigs in Jakarta and Surabaya as part of an Indonesia Tour, before capping off the year in style with a NYE performance at Desert One Music Festival in Dubai.
Taking things into 2017, Manse received the honour of being the first artist to be in charge of the one’s and two’s at the new Revealed Sunshine Club residency in Guangzhou, spanning 2 weeks of killer shows to showcase Revealed’s sound for 2017. Adding in a 10 day Vietnam tour and a forthcoming performance at the biggest festival in Sweden, Summerburst in his hometown of Stockholm, and Manse’s tour pedigree shows no sign of slowing down this year.
It’s clear that Manse’s talent is one that transfers into both studio and stage settings, something he regularly shares with fans through his weekly ‘Midweek Mentions’ Facebook livestream, where Manse explains his production techniques and breaks down his tracks. As well as his Manse project, he will focus on his side project ’Stasius’ producing more chill out and movie score influenced music and downtempo film music. As Manse puts it: “I love to create any type of music that mas melodies and emotions and where I can translate my feelings.” With his recent offering ‘Time Of Our Lives’ ft, Jantine on Armada still generating heat and songs with over 3 million Spotify plays, as well as a forthcoming collab with Frank Pole on the imprint, things are only set to get bigger and better for one of Sweden’s brightest talents.