MAXX MORTIMER - BEST THINGS | DTW-S03
Genre : House / Garage
Darker Than Wax may have established their bedroom/headphones sound with their recent steady flow of diverse releases - but they also thrive on the heavier side of the spectrum.
Organising gigs and parties comes with running a music label - revered nights such as the Brown Bag Series (with menswear label SIFR), DMZ (with Midnight Shift), 3rd Party (with Velvet Underground / Zouk), and more recently, Beats N Beyond has allowed DTW to showcase its appreciation towards a more club-oriented sound, and the ability to keep feet shuffling and heads bopping.
With DTW Singles, our artists and affiliates are given a chance to express a rousing dimension of the label's sounds - ranging from Chicago and Detroit-influenced House bangers, UK Bass / Garage to South side Deep Trap, all while still maintaining the distinct soul and rhythm - but wired for an all-nighter. We are all accustomed to that feeling.
The latest offering of our Singles' series is from DTW label darling Maxx Mortimer. Hailing from New Zealand, he is an artist whose credentials run deep, having spent over 12 years honing his craft and paying his dues.
He is one of those rare producers who can match his production skills with his abilities on the decks. 'Best Things' speaks for itself, a discerning banger with solid production that has gotten the attention from the likes of Roska, who recently played "Don't Hesitate" on his Rinse FM radio show.
His creative focus on the fundamentals of low frequencies, and bass, is incredibly strategic, and emotive - an effective blend which he has mastered in his craft. Bon appetit.
released 28 March 2014
Track written and mastered by John Chea
Artwork by the Funk Bast*rd
Words by RAH