ONE HIT WONDER FEATURING MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM

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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:
SH101

Budapest or Ibiza? :
Ibiza

Name one of your favorite drum n’ bass tracks:
Adam F – Metropolis

 

Name an artist you would love to remix:
James Blake

Who is your non-musical hero:
Christopher Hitchens

Strangest thing you’ve ever eaten on your travels:
Brain

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:
Chef

Favorite holiday destination:
Thailand

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:

Bali:
Beaches

DJ Harvey:
Legend

Robbie Coltrane:
Blackadder

VIP Areas:
Meh

West Coast Hip Hop:
When I was 16

Meditation:
Yes

Brexit:
NO

Tomorrowland:
Never been

Long haul flights:
A necessary evil

Asian Food:
Delicious and spicy

Schtuum:
Good times!

Instagram influencers:
I donʼt feel influenced

Karma Beach:
CAN’T WAIT

 

FOR THIS ROUND YOU CAN ONLY ANSWER USING “YES” OR “NO”:

Have you ever ‘ghostwritten’ a track?
No

Would you miss social media if it disappeared for ever?
No

Have you ever been arrested?
No

Do you think 90’s Hip Hop was the best era?
Yes

Have you ever told someone asking for requests to f**k off?
Yes

Have you ever been too drunk to play a set but did it anyway?
Yes

Will you be exploring Bali when you come?
Yes

Now Boris is your leader are you tempted to stay in Bali for ever?
Yes

Can we come and party with you down at Karma?
Yes

Well we certainly will be all being well, thanks for some great answers and have a great time in Bali!!