Opening the doors to summer is the hottest and latest anthem from Toronto-based producer Maxum titled, ‘Skyline’. Inspired by a recent trip to Miami, the track boasts adrenaline-pumping BPM rates and builds that make it a must-have on any beach time playlist. “I came back to Toronto after having experienced my first ever Ultra festival and was inspired to capture some of that energy into this song,” Maxum tells VIBE.
1. Swanky Tunes, DVBBS, EITRO – We Know
2. Alesso, Deniz Koyu, Eric Prydz – Clashing Rage for Proper Eduction (J.P bootleg)
3. Kaskade, Burns – Eyes are Limitless (Maxum Edit)
4. Maxum – ID 2
5. Kaz James, Carl Kennedy, Cassius, Michael Calfan – Revolver sound of violence resurrection (MYNC reboot )
6. Dubvision, Dirty South – Redux is coming Home (Maxum edit)
7. Kid Massive – Strong (Maxum Bootleg) [Free Download
8. Zoe Badwi - Torches (Sven Kirchhof Remix)
9. One Republic - If I lose Myself (Alesso Remix)
10. Sander van Doorn, DubVision Vs. MAKO feat. Mariana Bell - Into the Light
11. Sebjak & Marcus Schossow, Deniz Koyu - True Bong vs Liceu (Maxum Edit)
12. Porter Robinson & Mat Zo, Daft Punk - One More Easy Time (T.Garner
13. Kaskade, Tommy Trash - Be Still Ladi Dadi (Kaskade freaks of nature Mashup)
14. Imagine Dragons - It's Time (Maxum Remix) [Free Download]
15. John Dahlback Vs. Dirty South – Walking Life Alone (Andrew G WMC 2013
16. Nikki Williams – Glowing (Nikki Williams vs Cazzette Remix)
17. Hardwell, Showtek, Empire of the Sun – How we Walk on a Dream (Zack Edward Edit)
18. Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding – I Need your Love (Nicky Romero Remix)
19. Axwell , Ingrosso – We Came, We Rave, We Love (Dirty Dishes vs. WhyStop Bootleg)
20.Erick Morillo, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Harry Romero, Jose Nunez, Cavlin Harris – Jungle Flashback (Edit)
21. Nicky Romero vs Afrojack vs Krewella – Cant Stop the Legacy of Symphonica (Maxum Mashup)
22. Nervo, Arty – Together We Hold On ( Maxum Mashup)
23. Maxum – ID 3 [Coming Soon]
24. Dirty South ft Joe Gil – Your heart (Michael Brun Remix)
25. Tom Swoon ft Amba Shepherd – Not Too Late
26. Monsta – Messiah (Dirty South Remix)
27. Fehrplay – I Can’t Stop it
28. ID – Track ID
His Toronto debut at Cobra was truly inspiring. With support from family and friends, Maxum looked comfortable and confident behind the decks as he showered the crowd with an unexpected variety of current and classic dance music hits. Standing out was his currently untitled and unreleased instrumental that i predict will help slingshot him into mainstream success.
There is a lot on the horizon for this rising star and with whispers of big connections coming out of Miami, it seems like only a matter of time before Maxum is the next big name to emerge from Toronto.
Canada no doubt has one of the richest dance cultures in the world. As the home to acts like deadmau5, Richie Hawtin, A-Trak, and Zeds Dead, Canada has seen many of its own become globe-trotting DJs and achieve worldwide fame at a clip that suggests there might be something in the water. One name that looks to continue the trend is 15-year-old Maxum.
The Toronto native has recently caught the attention of a few big name DJs and his podcast has too, recently becoming one of iTunes’ “New & Noteworthy.” Maxum might not have graduated high school yet, but he’s already better than 90% of my inbox. I ran through some of his unreleased material after I met the humble yet driven producer in Miami and immediately noticed that he had something others didn’t.
How his age as affected him so far
“The only affect so far has been about me getting into nightclubs. I don’t even bother though, I know I am not meant to be there yet, I get my inspiration elsewhere. Also, when I send a demo to a label, it always crosses my mind, ‘will they see my age in my bio and immediately disregard the music? or will they feel more inclined to check it out and think its great for my age?’ I don’t want to know if it’s great for my age, I want it to be great overall. I started leaving out my age in my demo e-mails, it’s irrelevant, music is music, I don’t think my age affects my style or ability. I have spent enough time in the studio, despite my age, to know what I want to make and how I will make it, but I am still learning everyday – that’s my favorite part!“
Fitting into the scene “I don’t, I’m young and I don’t go to nightclubs. Only recently in Miami I had my first chance to witness a DJ play live, that was incredible. The music I am creating now has emotional melodies, those fit in. If you can create uplifting music that affects people on an emotional level then you will continue to gain support.”