Manhattan Clique are producers, remixers and writers Philip Larsen and Chris Smith.
One of the most enduring and well-respected remix teams of the last decade, Manhattan Clique have worked with some of the biggest names in pop and dance music, delivering over 200 dance/crossover remixes to date for all the world’s major labels and many independents. Highlights include Katy Perry, Charli XCX, Emeli Sandé, Lady Gaga, DJ Fresh, Ellie Goulding, Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears, Carly Rae Jepsen, Example, Wretch 32 and many more.
Manhattan Clique remixes regularly reside in the upper reaches of dance, club and pop charts in the UK, US and across Europe. Their remix edits are also hugely popular with radio stations, gaining support on BBC Radio 1, Kiss and Capital in the UK, and across a large number of radio stations in the US. The team are also well known in the blogging world, picking up regular plaudits from leading music bloggers such as Popjustice, Perez Hilton and Arjan Writes.
Manhattan Clique have also worked with some of the biggest artists in Europe; from Germany’s Frida Gold, Norway’s Ida Maria, Holland’s Esmée Denters, Russia’s Valeriya to French megastar Mylene Farmer. Her duet with Moby, “Slipping Away” was Manhattan Clique’s first #1 production, as well as Moby’s first and only #1 single, spending several weeks at the top of the French singles chart in 2006.
Outside Manhattan Clique, Philip Larsen has additionally won a Grammy award for his mix work on Kylie Minogue’s “Come Into My World”. Chris Smith runs the PR and marketing company Renegade Music, based in London, who consult for a wide variety of new and established UK and international talent.
Manhattan Clique are also well known for their more electro-based work with pioneering heritage acts, including OMD, Human League, Soft Cell and The B-52’s. They co-wrote and produced Erasure frontman Andy Bell’s debut Electric Blue album.