Max! What’s been happening recently?
Hello! A lot to be honest man – super exciting stuff all round – new single, plenty of club shows and a live show in the works too!
I hear that you’re Super excited to be releasing your new single featuring Zoe Badwi and Wildfire (Matt Sofo) very soon! What influenced the sound and songwriting for this track?
I am indeed – it was so awesome working with Zoe for the first time – I’ve been a big fan of hers for a long while for sing along dance music. Matt Sofo is a great pal of mine and we have about 26 songs in the works together! haha. Zoe came to Matt and myself with the vocal, and we both thought we wanted to bring the funk – Matt has an awesome disco background and I’m in the funky realm too so we just kind of went for that sound pallet. Super stoked with the finished product!
What’s the track called?
Its called Body Drive – its about not really being into someone, starting to dig them, and then realising they’re also good at something else (haha).
Where and when did you record/produce?
Zoe came to us with the vocal 4-5 months ago – we slammed out the core of the song in a day and have been refining it on and off for a couple of months – came together really nicely!
The new single features Zoe Badwi and Wildfire (Matt Sofo) what part do they both play on this track and how did you come to work with Zoe & Matt?
Zoe came up with the melody and lyrics – she’s an absolute gem. Matt and myself have been working together on a lot of tracks so we have good studio chemistry. I hit up Matt about a year ago to do a sesh and we’ve just bonded from there. Matt has been friends with Zo for years!
How many BPM is this single why did you choose this beat rate?
A nice 124BPM house tune – groove and energy! I play it at 128BPM out though and it rocks!
What programs/instruments did you use to record/produce?
I use Ableton and Matt uses Logic. We do our own thing at home then bring stems and collaborate it all on Matt’s comp. We have a natural bass guitar plug in which rocks and some disco drum samples etc got it over the line – we also got a guitarist in to play those sexy licks!
Where can we buy/listen to the new single?
Everywhere! Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music, iTunes! Get around it!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I’ve got a really broad taste at the moment, but constant go to’s would be Purple Disco Machine, Max Glyde, Hayden James and Kormak.
Who are your favourite live Dj’s at this point in time?
That’s a great question! For me, being a ‘great’ live DJ, is having energy on stage just as much as being a great DJ skills wise.
What do you have coming up?
Heaps coming up! I’ve got 4 singles ready to pop soon, heaps of club gigs, my own show with a full live band coming shortly, as well as the usual summer antics!
Any life hacks?
Catch the V-Line to regional gigs! Haha. You can make music, save money, support the public transport system and do your bit for the environment.
Other one would be when re-heating Pizza, put a cup of water next to it – then the Pizza doesn’t go soggy.
Favourite venue to play?
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. Every time its great vibes there.
Favourite album at the moment?
Hayden James’s freshie – unreal!
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