Chicago footworker and Teklife institution DJ Manny (pictured right, with the recently deceased DJ Rashad) is gearing up to drop his first real full-length, Tek Files Vol. 1, on Hoko Sounds, a brand new label run by Pittsburgh’s Clay Colonna. Lead single “Sunshine,” streaming below, samples Roy Ayers’ “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” and the blend of mellow soul and explosive MPC shrapnel hits as hard and sweet as an afternoon toke. Look out for the release in mid-May, when it comes out in a limited edition run of 100 cassette tapes.
Stream: DJ Manny, “Sunshine”