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Jay Brock AKA Manpanics, born 31 March 1979 in Cardiff, is a Welsh music producer and Sound Designer.

Jay grew up playing Bass guitar for different bands but after hearing albums like Prodigy’s – Experience and The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust he began his journey into more electronic based music produ… Read More
Jay Brock AKA Manpanics, born 31 March 1979 in Cardiff, is a Welsh music producer and Sound Designer.

Jay grew up playing Bass guitar for different bands but after hearing albums like Prodigy’s – Experience and The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust he began his journey into more electronic based music production.
In 1999 Brock joined Welsh Electronica group Kilo-C. Originally formed in Cardiff by Chris Jarrett (Singer), Mike Jarrett (Drums) and Anthony Murphy (Guitar), they’re songs focused on subjects such as the celebration and disgust of living in the western world/celebrity obsession/War/reflection and the future.
The band used a Yamaha electronic drumkit, Roland MC303, synths and guitars. “Cardiff, 1999, it was an unusual set up and we always got worried looks at gigs by the soundman and the crowd”
He adopted the name Manpanics, to fit with the rest of the bands stage names – Digital Phantom, Beat Fox and Notorious Jesus. In 2005 the band moved into a house together and the three remaining members recorded what was to be their final album, Conversation Of A Nation.
“We recorded the vocals using an old DJ mixer to power the mic and a cupboard under the stairs as a sound booth. The house full of students living next door could hear everything and would sometimes join in singing with Chris”.
Ironically after years of using expensive recording studio equipment Conversation went on to be the bands definative album and was released through independent, London based label W.T.F.D Records.
It was not long after this that Kilo-C disbanded, and after 9 years together they made the hardest desision you can make as a band.
Jay decided to go back to college and in 2008 was offered a place at the SAE Institute in Sydney to study for a Bachelor of audio production.
Moving to Australia Jay completed his course and began working on sound design for a number of film projects.
In 2010 he released his debut solo album - i Man, a heavily Dub/Reggae influenced collection of songs, steering away from his previously darker Trip Hop roots.
“I love Dub, Scar and Reggae. Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, The Specials and most of 2Tone, Prince Buster, Jimmy Cliff, Linton Kwesi Johnson….etc ”
In February 2011, The Great Calm, a film by Peanut Fong with music and sound design by Manpanics was entered in to the Byron Bay Film Festival’s official selection.
In November 2011 Manpanics released his second solo album P Town Pirates. Read Less
P Town Pirates - Released 2011

i Man - Released 2010

Last Days In The Garage - Released 2007

Conversation Of A Nation - Released 2005

Urban Movement Techniques - Released 2004

Mastermind - Released 2001
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