As if out of nowhere, American born MAKJ exploded onto the scene last year. Having been brought up in various places around the world as a promising race car driver, one night in a club turned him onto DJing and since then he has never looked back. In 2014 he headlined Coachella and Tomorrowland, toured all the US and continued to hone his production chops with releases like ‘Ready’ and ‘DERP’ with Bassjackers.
“Traveling around the world and playing music is like hitting the modern day jackpot,” he beams. “I'm still producing a lot, but the biggest struggle for me is adapting my time and energy by producing in my hotel room.”
Despite that he’s recently dipped his toe into deeper house waters, but feels it was a natural progression from his formative tech house sound. “I just like being able to dip my feet into all genres. It gives an artist longevity if they’re able to produce multiple genres.”