Manny Alferez, known and locally adored as M3, achieved cult status in the Bay Area house music scene through the impeccable combination of a magnanimous understanding of the crowd and his innovative signature house music.
Born and raised in San Jose, Manny began his music career in 1990 promoting Bay Area massives such as Get Down, The Gathering, and Deep Space. M3’s original
smooth, down-tempo sound channeled Rick James, The Screaming Jay Hawkins and Led Zeppelin before maturing into the elevated, addictive house beats for which he is distinctively known. He honed his style performing along side giants such as Marshall Jefferson, Tony Humphries, Groove Armada, Derrick Carter, Cajmere, Mark Farina, Miguel Migs, Doc Martin, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Rick James.) Manny continues
to spread his brand at global venues in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Moscow, Nottingham, Mallorca, Paris and Prague. He has also just finished remixes for Groove Armada and Dirty Vegas, and is currently working on a new album due out summer of 2012, Under “SILK TOUCH” Locally Manny focuses his time on promotions, music production, and performance with, Green Gorilla Lounge, and One Off parties. He can be found at venues with a brimming crowd of local flavors.
Pairing up with the Sunset Crew, he also co-hosts the wildly successful Fully Loaded every other month. Most recently Manny opened Monarch, with Chris from Om Records.
The hip local dance spot that magically achieves a crowd as diverse as SF itself. . And put another stamp on San Francisco.