MAKING IT HAPPEN #2 – MARK MAXWELL
For the second edition of the“Making It Happen Interview’ we invite Mark Maxwell to share some cool things about himself and how he’s managed to become so successful as a local DJ and producer.
First of all, can you tell us about the very first moment you realised that you have a love & passion for house music?
Your sets at Prohibition are becoming the thing of legend in Brisbane! When did you start playing at this hub of house music and how does it feel to be able to play to the same crowd week in, week out?
Your first release was a super nice nu-disco style tune back in 2015 and you have taken each tune since then to the next level. How have you managed to get consistently high quality in yout productions?
We see that you have been working with Klaus Hill, one of Australia‘s best mastering engineers. How much can a good master make or break a tune?
You recently announced your Creative Residence at Peregian Digital Hub on the Sunshine Coast with some workshops and office hours sessions. Where can people sign up for these sessions, and come to meet you?
Artist management seems to be a pretty great way to elevate your career. Can you shed some light on how important an emerging artist and how one can go about getting signed?
It’s been great working with One Hit Agency. Not only have they been bringing over some great artists and my dream label, Defected over the last few years, they’ve really helped me get my music around the country. For instance, in my national tour at the moment,I’ve done gigs in Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong and I’ve got gigs lined up in Adelaide and Perth over the next month or so. One Hit have strong relationships with venues that suit my sound and also really know what I’m worth to that venue. This is so important for emerging or establishing artists I’ve often undervalued myself so having someone who’s got my back and can really push for me to be recognised and remunerated priceless.