Knock Me Down.
MAKJ has achieved a great deal success at just 26 years of age – He has DJ’d all over the world and performed at places like Ultra Music Festival, Wet Republic, Electric Zoo and TomorrowWorld’s main stage. At seventeen, he honed his craft under the tutelage of legendary turntablist DJ AM. MAKJ’s creativity and diversity as an artist have shown through in his production work with his tracks awarding him much critical acclaim and praise.
Throughout the young star’s career he has collaborated with the likes of Lil Jon, Andrew WK, Hardwell and Henry Fong to name but a few. His production quality landed him multiple iTunes Dance Top 10’s and earned him two consecutive placements on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list.
Knock Me Down.
Joining forces with MAKJ on ‘Knock Me Down’ is 21-year-old Max Styler. Fresh off of last year’s release of his debut album Heartache, Max is making waves with his impressive sound blending future bass and trap. Heartache received praises from LA Weekly, Dancing Astronaut, and DJ Mag, who wrote that the record “demonstrated his flair for futuristic flavor, haunting vocal samples and multifaceted sonic textures.”
Moreover, he recently dropped the remix package for the album’s title track featuring standout reworks from SMLE, MERCE, and Taiki Nulight. 2017 shows no signs of slowing down from Styler, who came out of the gate with the Monstercat release “Roller Coaster” alongside Dirty Audio, which stormed its way to #3 on Beatport’s Hip-Hop chart.
For me, I personally love this track for MAKJ & Max Styler’s unique cross-genre game; they both take their production skill to greater heights. This is a perfect example of how diverse the two young producers can be in any environment. The sound design really compliments all the small hits and splashes throughout the track and of course the vocals from Elayna Boynton are amazing on top of the layered synths in the middle for the melodic break down. MAKJ, usually known to produce big room bangers, has taken a step away from all the madness to create something special in experimentation.
MAKJ is currently hard at work on his debut album, set to be released soon.
You can grab ‘Knock Me Down’ on Dim Mak Records here.