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Interview: @Makk

Born out of Naarm’s lockdowns, Makk began mixing early 2020, developing a taste for hard synths and groovy bass lines. On the come up in Melbourne’s ever growing scene, Makk plans to make his mark in 2023 with releases planned for earlier in the year. Through a sturdy combination of hard groove, rave and hard house, Makk’s sets are always tough and will not disappoint - don’t sleep or you’ll regret it


Makk has been picking the pieces this year with bookings such as Xe54 & Turbo 322, he is also hot off a release this year with "That's The Feeling" reaching 50k plays this year! Next year I have no doubt that Makk is going to have a lot in store for the scene next year!

 



We recently caught up with Makk to ask about his career as an artist/DJ & what you can expect from him in the future!


Q & A:


Question 1: When did the drive to start mixing/producing & being involved in Dance music be a big thing for you in your life?


A: When I was really young I started listening to dance music, eventually me and my friends would be hunting for tracks trying to find stuff no one else knew. Once lockdown hit in 2020, I grabbed a job keeper payment and picked up some DDJ400s, after learning about everything the drive only increased. Pretty soon, playing everyone else’s tracks just didn’t hit the same, I wanted to give making my own music a go.


Question 2: Have you got any upcoming releases coming out soon on labels even?


A: I have a single planned to be released before the end of the year, just waiting on a few things before making the announcement.


Question 3: Who has given you the drive to get where you are today?


A: My friends have been the biggest driving force throughout the journey, we all have come up together through every stage. Although music is a largely independent thing, the competitiveness and motivation brought by my friends has driven me to always strive to improve.


Question 4: What is the main focus right now for you in your music career?


A: I wouldn’t say I have a definitive focus at this point in time I would say I am just striving to only bring top-tier stuff to the table in terms of production and my sets. I want anyone who listens to my music to be wanting to hear more.


Question 5: What is one tip of advice you can give to someone who has just started out producing?


A: Keep preserving, once you get past the initial learning stage the possibilities are endless and it is so fun. By spending time every day will give you crazy results - also don’t be afraid to reach out to established producers for advice.


Question 6: Who do you think is the hottest up & Coming DJ In Naarm atm?


A: Without a doubt my homies 6 SENSE, as soon as Beej gets a good haircut it’s over for the scene.


Question 7: How do you go about networking out in the scene do you find hard or easy?


A: I just try to meet and network with people whenever I am out, pretty much just making friends with everyone, it’s really not that serious I just try to have fun. Although it’s more difficult to get gigs without an extensive music catalogue, it’s easy to make good impressions on people who may one day offer me opportunities.


Question 8: All time fav Track?


A: Milk Inc. – In My Eyes (DJ Phillip Remix)


Question 9: What is one piece of advice you can give to those people just starting in the industry?


A: Don’t take it too seriously, it is meant to be fun if you’re not having fun you’re taking it too seriously.


Question 10: Name your style in 5 words!?


A: Hard and fast groove house


Question 11: What is your dream?


A: My dream would definitely be to play at Pitch Music & Arts.


Question 12: Do you feel like the Naarm community is growing stronger & stronger towards electronic dance music?


A: Absolutely, the growth it’s seen through the likes of TikTok and other social media platforms really doesn’t give it a ceiling as for how big it can get. Although I love the underground aspect of it, and the nicheness it used to have, it is becoming more and more mainstream. I just hope that with the growing popularity, the virtues and principles dance music represents stays the same - that everyone takes care of each other and has a good time.

Here is "That's The Feeling" Makk's track that has blown up over the cloud!


You can find Makk here on his social media platforms below.


SOCIALS:

Instagram: @makk_jpeg

Soundcloud: @Makk




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