Manoptic didn't get much beyond listening to music until he reached high school. He joined band probably out of boredom more than anything else. So, he picked up the trumpet and began playing. Though it was limited, he did have a modicum of natural aptitude. Not long afterwards he was introduced to PC-based production through a demo of Mixman. From that point it's been a full steam ahead hobby culminating in the release of his music on various websites worldwide. His music has been influenced by a vast number of artists and styles, but the current incarnation of his work takes it's cues from trance, breakbeat, drum and bass, and downtempo.