Locals: MAAKS MT Interview

Who are you? How old are you?

My name is Max, I’m 25 years old, half German & Maltese.

How many months/ years have you been Djing / producing?

I have been DJing since 2016 and made my club debut at Playground (Malta) in 2017. In 2022 I decided to change my alias to MAAKS to devote the rest of my musical career to electronic music.

Mention an artist that inspired you to become a DJ/producer?

Hard question to answer as there were so many incredible artists that inspired me along this journey. One duo that I must give all my blessings to is Undefined MT – A duo who unfortunately are not in the scene anymore but have thought me everything that I needed to know.

Is there a local artist that you look up to and love to see play at events?

Again, this is a question I can’t answer since there are so many talented artists in Malta & Gozo. The scene here is huge and I believe we are all finally getting the exposure that we deserve – A community that is there for the love of music!

What skills do you think DJs need to be successful?

Being composed is key, focus on expressing your emotions to the crowd with your music, tell your story & never forget to be yourself plus always remember to stay humble.

How do you stay up to date with the latest music trends?

I have quite a few Platforms that I use to find/download tracks that I play. I also love listening to recorded sets from the German & Dutch Scene.

What would you say is the most rewarding part of being a DJ?

There’s nothing better than sharing your passion; whether if it’s with a crowd full of colourful people or with your friends or your family – That connection we all share is just priceless..