The Make Or Break EP flawlessly exhibits the unique genre crossing production style of Maxxi Soundsystem. Catchy classic vocals, powerful house grooves and an infusion of genres ranging from vintage New York and Chicago to garage and modern day disco sum up Maxxi Soundsystem’s first ever EP and Needwant debut.
‘Make Or Break’ sweeps in with dramatic soaring synths and strings over a subtle classic house vocal. The track takes a huge turn with a big bouncing garage bass line proving that genre holds no boundaries for the young producer.
Next up ‘There’s No Love’ is a joyous ride of uplifting synth over a punchy bass that grumbles in the moody depths. The vocal hooks sit between classic house and funked up RnB, which provides a unique Maxxi Soundsystem style twist.
Taking a darker direction and rounding off this intensely satisfying package ‘Never Stop’ is a moody mash up of bouncing beats, bleeps, and electro-tinged synth disco with an injection of spacey funk to set the vibe.
The Brighton based producer has been riding a wave of success since his club hit ‘Critisize’ released in 2010 on Kojak Giant Sounds, which received prolific support with plays by Annie Mac on Radio 1 and featured in Tim Sweeny’s Beats In Space Best of 2010. Maxxi Soundsystem is proving to be an unstoppable force as has also released a string of high profile remixes including those of 2 Bears and Hercules and Love Affair. Next year looks to be bigger still with an upcoming release on Jamie Jones’ Hot Waves and remix for Bonar Bradberry on Needwant.
Published: 17th November 2011