The man behind the mask of the “Maneken” – the most outstanding release of 2008, is Evgeny Filatov (aka Major) – a highly promising Producer and DJ, with creativity and intellect he delivers the essence of electronic music. The Maneken rides the crest of the electronic music wave with grace and ease.The body and mind can’t help but feel the electro funk groves, rhythms in his House driven tracks, which have a note of soul-jazz and the aesthetic of true neo-disco.
His debut release “the Maneken” features 12 compositions, recorded and executed by the maestro of feel-good music. Before the release of the “The Maneken” came “Magic Force” the mixed CD that is his official first single. It included tracks that have been produced over the last 3 years and some that have been taken from the album First Look.
The project existed for only a year but in this short time Evgeny not only produced a collection of exquisite tracks, he also signed a contract with a large Ukrainian label – (Lavia music) and a label based in Paris (Somekind Records).
“First Look” is not just a collection of personally crafted and mastered tracks; it is an insight into his world – his positive attitude towards life and his love affair with music. In addition to “The Maneken’s” lyrically uplifting tracks that resonate clear and loud in every minute and second the sweet sense of elegance and emotion, the album also has highly dynamic dance tracks, that can be heard on many of the dance floors inside and outside the country.
«Magic Force» – represents tech-house of the highest quality, «These Lines» – beautiful deep house with elements of cosmic-disco, and the track «Keep the Funk feat. Filosha» is what modern funk is all about. “First Look” is a first look at the growing potential of this musician, producer and singer.
The Live performance of The Maneken – is always an unforgettable show! In addition to the music of the highest quality you get excellent presentation of his material and perfect mixes. “The Maneken” performs on a variety of tools during his show – from bongos to electronic drums, samplers, effect pads, synthesizers, the list goes on and on, and today he has added “I.M. table” to the collection…
Today The Maneken – is always a welcome guest on the hottest parties in the capital and in major regions of Ukraine, tomorrow he will proudly represent the elite of the Ukrainian electronic music worldwide.
The long-awaited mix-album “Magic Force” from an extremely professional & highly talented musician & singer – The Maneken (Evgeny Filatov aka Dj Major)- became one of the biggest hits of Tasty Sound Records.
It offers a fresh perspective on Disco/House/Electro/Dance-Pop/Funk with new ideas and the powerful support of real instruments and fine tuned live vocals. The Maneken’s, “Magic Force” tracks inspire a magical feeling of happiness and delight, they fill the listener with energy, leave him dancing & enjoying the sound of music day & night! His exclusively tasty sounds, high-quality music and unbelievable vocals will re-vitalize your soul, energize your brain & clean up your mind.
Magic Force is has become the name of the exclusive album, its main track and the title of the new music video.
Experience and let your soul be captured by the real magic force of the Maneken!

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