Search Menu
Home Latest News Menu

MAXI MERAKI reflects on the importance of keeping the faith in your own sound

We sat down with MAXI MERAKI to chat about his evolving sound, musical influences and his plans for future shows in Beirut, Egypt, Qatar and Dubai

  • 13 August 2023

Could you elaborate on your tracks ‘Dare Your Move’ on Spinnin' Deep and ‘No Longer Human (Touch Me) on Monaberry? Where did your inspirations come from to make a new edit of old songs and vocals?

The are variety of sources and creative impulses where my inspirations come from. In essence, my inspirations come from a combination of personal experiences, emotional connections, creative challenges, and the desire to bring something new and exciting to both myself as an artist and the audience.

You’re known for always being smiling and bringing bright tones to your productions and sets. How do you maintain such a positive outlook and energy in your music?

It involves a combination of mindset, creative practices, and of course lifestyle choices. Some key factors of my positivity and vibrant energy in my musical endeavours are optimism, continuous learning and a healthy lifestyle.

Have you ever played in the MENA region? If no, what do you think of the scene there, any info you heard? If yes, tell us about it!

The music scene in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been experiencing significant growth and transformation in various aspects. Also I’ve made my debut in Lebanon with the guys from Poltergeist in Beirut last month; also had my first show in Egypt. The diverse musical landscape, emerging artists and amount of events are juste some key factors of that growth and transformation.

What does music means for you?

Music for me has the power to evoke emotions, inspire creativity and bring people together. It’s a powerful force that shapes lives, memories, and societies. That’s why music holds a special place in my heart.

What can fans expect from your upcoming releases? Are there any exciting projects or collaborations in the works that you can share with us?*

At the end of the year we have an edit coming of a 1996 famous Belgian classic tune on Armada…

What can fans expect from your upcoming performances in MENA?

We’re working on a new date in Beirut and Egypt; Further we’re looking at Qatar and Dubai!


Take a listen to MAXI MERAKI's top tracks below and follow him on Instagram.

Next Page