The latest offering from Australian producer Mark Maxwell, is sure to get listeners moving with his aptly titled record ‘Dance’. Kicking off with an explosive sultry vocal, the record then transcends into a dance-floor heater. Drawing inspiration from Chemical Brothers and Soulwax, the track see’s the emerging producer further explore warping synth patterns and brings disco elements into a driving tech house record.
Mark Maxwell elaborates on this inspiration for the track, “Long before the sweaty nightclubs and endless days in the studio, I had Chemical Brothers and Soulwax blaring through the headphones of my Sony Walkman. I’ve been a bit nostalgic over the last few months, and been revisiting some of my favourites from the early 2000s and I feel this is the kind of music we need right now. It’s robust, it’s focused, but undeniably fun. DANCE is a collage of sorts – as I’ve been stuck in my studio, I’ve been collecting different vocals, noises, and synths and finding a way to piece them all together. I want this song to be your get up and go on Monday morning. It’s your PT yelling for one more set. It’s your first drink on a Friday afternoon.”
Mark Maxwell began gaining attention in the Australian club scene with his remix of the #1 ARIA Club Chart Colour Castle record ‘Love Addict’ as well as his Roger Sanchez endorsed remix of ‘Let The Music Do The Work’ by the Potbelleez. Following that he has released a number of energetic singles, including ‘Underground Vibe’ which hit #6 on the ARIA Club Chart and more recently his debut on Club Sweat, ‘Say It (Like That)’ where he started further exploring an upfront tech inspired sound.
With consistent touring around the country, Mark Maxwell created heat on dance floors at some of the biggest Australia festivals such as Splendour in the Grass and Listen Out. Plus he’s made frequent appearances at Australia’s Defected parties alongside industry heavyweights, Nora En Pure and Friend Within.
Out now on Beatport and all streaming platforms, get your first listen to ‘DANCE’ below!