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Manuel Zambrano: Citinite

Citinite are specialists of electrofunk, the label is based in London and New York. Citinite was originally conceived in 2003 by Manuel Sepulveda and Scott Jarrold, Citinite as a label was eventually launched in 2006 and is owned and run by Manny Zambrano.

Apart from running the respected electrofunk label, Manny also designs all artwork for Citinite releases as well as record labels such as Hyperdub and Warp.

Since the imprints inception, Citinite have released records from a wide spectrum of pioneering artists, such as Gosub, Her Bad Habit AKA Jimmy Edgar, Sweat X, John Davis, Egyptian Lover and most recently Ad Bourke.

Manny sent us a list of his ‘favourite music things in 2010‘ with a special shout out to…“Special hollas to Hyperdub, Planet Mu, Ikonika, Jackmaster and Spoek Mathambo who all had deservedly good years.”

Favourite Album

The-Dream ‘Love King’ [Radio Killa/Def Jam]

Favourite Reissue

Virgo ‘Virgo’ [Rush Hour/Trax]

Favourite Track

Jimmy Edgar, Hot, Raw, Sex [!K7]

New Discovery

Superlife, Go Bananas

Favourite New Artist

Ad Bourke

Favourite Overall Body of Work


Favourite Artist Without A Release

New Look

Favourite Label

Rush Hour

Favourite Live Set

Model 500 at Bloc

Favourite DJ Set

Complexxion at Power Station

Favourite Music Video

Janelle Monáe, Tightrope

 (feat. Big Boi)

Favourite Artwork

Villa Nah ‘Origin’ [Keys Of Life]

Favourite Radio Station

East Village Radio

Favourite Book

Dave Tompkins, How To Wreck A Nice Beach

Unexpected moment

Moodymann playing Lil’ Kenny’s Straight To Your Head at Plan B.

Night to remember

Seeing in the New Year in NYC with my then girlfriend. (With Dâm-Funk at Brooklyn Bowl, followed by MetroArea playing Chicago house at Public Assembly)