His DJ career began in 1985 while he was in the U.S. Air Force, moonlighting as the resident DJ on the base where he was stationed. In 1989 he returned home to NYC and it's thriving dance club scene. Manny shifted his career focus to the music industry, and began attending Audio Engineering school.
In 1991 Manny's DJ career solidified when legendary house music DJ Frankie Knuckles discovered and began mentoring him. From 1992 through 1996, as Frankie's protege, Manny opened for Frankie’s famed Friday night residency at "Sound Factory Bar". A huge success, the club opened a second room and handed it over to Manny outright.
Demand for Manny soared and he played the main rooms in other NYC clubs at "The Tunnel", "The Palladium", "Roxy', "Champs" and "Twilo" while working full time at NYC based record label and retailer "Eight Ball Records".
Expanding outside of NYC, Manny has become an established world wide tour de force playing clubs in Chicago, Miami, Boston, Montreal (including a residency at "Stereo"), England, Germany, Japan, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Switzerland.
Aside from DJing, Manny has also developed a solid reputation as talented producer in his own right. As an apprentice at the illustrious Quad Studio’s, NYC, he gained experience at recording sessions with Mariah Carey, Cee Cee Peniston, and Joi Cardwell. He has produced hits for Eightball Records Al Mack's "Sister Sister", Johnny Hanson's "Mr Fantasy" and FMC Project's "Love Play". He's had numerous recent productions and remixes released on PIN UP, GET UP, SOUNDGROOVE & GOOD FOR YOU RECORDS, and the legendary label TWISTED RECORDS with hits such as "TRIBAL ZONE", "CRASH TRIBE", "ALL NIGHT", "NO FICTION", and "QUEENIE feat. Alan T" just to name a few.
"Boom-Boom! Smooches Bitch Big Mama Boom-Boom!"
"This is a gentleman – and I do mean gentleman – who has met many people over the years; not because he is a well-known multi-talented DJ, remixer, and producer, but because he is truly one of the classiest people you will ever meet in this or any other lifetime."
"Manny is best known in US circles for his work with the Eightball label, having released original productions and remixes for Joi Cardwell and others."