What Happens When 70s/80s Disco Melodies Meet EDM? Listen Here
Dubbed “Enigma,” the latest release from MAXIMALS components, Davide and Riccardo, is anything but.
MAXIMALS emerges as a heavy hitting Italian DJ/producer duo boasted by Nicky Romero’s label, Protocol Recordings, a name revered for its association to the house music genre. Although one might call Romero biased for his identification of MAXIMALS as “one of the top artists to watch in 2017,” a listen to MAXIMALS’s newest single, “Enigma” will only solidify Romero’s classification of MAXIMALS as a duo set to dominate the dance music scene.
An answer to the group’s breakout single, “Dancin,” “Enigma” pairs big room techniques with disco melodies of the 70s and 80s, constituting a sound that is all at once revolutionary and retro. The track demands movement; its elevated bpm count and groovy, trumpeted overlays require at the very minimum a head bob from an engaged listener. Shufflers, behold an energetic new track to which you may cut shapes.
MAXIMALS’s distinct sound is sourced from the duo’s “old school” musical aesthetic, a stylistics of sound that sets MAXIMALS apart in an industry in which beat makers must continually strive to create a unique set of sounds in order to remain relevant. Given the prevalence of DJs/producers—the EDM genre continues to explode in popularity—overlap of sound is inevitable, yet unlikely in MAXIMALS’s case, the pair being disco-influenced dance music trailblazers.
Pave your way to a new standard of EDM sound with MAXIMALS’s “Enigma,” linked below for your listening pleasure.