With a career spanning over 2 decades, DJ Uri aka Mr Manali, has been consistent and true to the Underground. The mid to late 80’s saw him playing Classic Soul & Funk to Hip Hop, Acid House and Rave, and with gigs at the Legendary “Amnesia House” and “Total Kaos” in the early 1990’s, Uri has and still is enjoying the musical ride of life.
Born in East London in 1974, Uri’s journey has been in full flow since the early 1980’s. Influenced by the “Street Sounds Electro Compilations”, and the whole Break Dance Era, when he first saw a DJ on 2 Turntables, through the Acid House explosion in the mid 1980’s, to the Rave and Jungle Culture of the early 1990’s and the House and Trance movement in the mid 1990’s. Uri has had a solid musical upbringing from an early age.
His versatility and DJ skills have allowed him to play many different genres, and fuse many styles and influences, with a no holds barred attitude. Uri is at ease playing anything from Trip-Hop, Glitch-Hop, Dubstep, Minimal Techno, Hip-Hop and Funk to Breaks, House and Drum & Bass.
1995 was the year that India became his second home, and with various gigs across the country over the next 15 years, from beach parties in Psychedelic Goa to the Underground revolution that was taking place in major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, he has become a household name within the scene.