ONE HIT WONDER FEATURING MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM
Being the son of a musician, his father being a respected Jazz pioneer, it’s no surprise that Maxxi Soundsystem ended up behind the decks and in the studio. Quite often the most successful electronic artists have a connection to live music, be it directly or indirectly as in the case of Sam Watts, as he is also known when not working under his musical moniker.
His studio works have been catching the eyes and ears of some of the biggest labels in the game including Hypercolour, Nervous, Ellum and Defected amongst others. He has also been successful as a party organiser with his Schtuum night in Brighton (UK) which gave him the perfect platform to perform as a DJ and which is now seeing him travel the globe as word gets out about this bright new talent.
His early releases were played far and wide by the likes of DJ Harvey and Avicii and he has never looked back. So ahead of his set at Karma this Saturday 31st August we took time to speak to the Brighton resident to find out a little more about the man behind the music about his heroes, his favorite tunes to wake up to, advice for producers and everything in between.
WHAT IS YOUR:
Favorite piece of studio equipment:
Budapest or Ibiza? :
Name one of your favorite drum n’ bass tracks:
Adam F – Metropolis
Name an artist you would love to remix:
Who is your non-musical hero:
Strangest thing you’ve ever eaten on your travels:
Best track of 2019:
Joseph Ashworth – Trooper
Favorite festival to play at:
Labyrinth @ Secret Garden Party
Name one of your Favorite jazz tracks:
Moire Music – Mr. Sunshine
What would your dream career be outside of music:
Favorite holiday destination:
Hot tip for an up and coming producer:
Reduce your equipment and choices. Less choice makes you more creative.
Last track you listened to:
The Smiths – How Soon Is Now
A track you love to wake up to in the morning:
Egyptian Lover – I Cry
WHAT IS THE FIRST WORD YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU THINK OF THE FOLLOWING:
West Coast Hip Hop:
When I was 16
Long haul flights:
A necessary evil
Delicious and spicy
I donʼt feel influenced
FOR THIS ROUND YOU CAN ONLY ANSWER USING “YES” OR “NO”:
Have you ever ‘ghostwritten’ a track?
Would you miss social media if it disappeared for ever?
Have you ever been arrested?
Do you think 90’s Hip Hop was the best era?
Have you ever told someone asking for requests to f**k off?
Have you ever been too drunk to play a set but did it anyway?
Will you be exploring Bali when you come?
Now Boris is your leader are you tempted to stay in Bali for ever?
Can we come and party with you down at Karma?
Well we certainly will be all being well, thanks for some great answers and have a great time in Bali!!