The tragic and sudden passing of rapidly growing DJ and Producer BIG MAKK hit home for much of the dance music community as he was one of the most lovable guys around, hands down. Having been taken from us way too young, the burgeoning Florida based artist certainly had his best years ahead of him and was poised for a breakout at any moment. BIG MAKK racked up releases on Main Course, Mad Decent, and Dim Mak early on in his career, flashing his diversity as a producer every step of the way. In honor of his passing, management released THE MAKK TAPE on its scheduled release date. The EP comes with eight banging tracks and has already racked up a couple hundred thousand plays on Soundcloud in total.
Up first is ‘IMMA ROCK’ boasting sound design similar to that of a Yookie track. Heavy, banging bass lines are layered over crisp hi hat rhythms and piercing, wobbly synth lines. A looped vocal sample rolls in and out of the track, while the bellowing bass and wobbles make this an easy one to get down to.
‘BACHSIDE’ has a lot more of that euphoric, Future Bass influence to it. Bright high end melodies bubble along while Future-esque synth lines glide by on this down tempo cut.
‘LIBDAM’ continues to show the creative diversity BIG MAKK possessed as a producer. Entirely different from the rest of the EP, BIG MAKK stirs up a smooth, guitar riff influenced melody that is backed by a powerful sub kick. Slick hi hats and an overall catchy beat make this perfect to kick back and chill with.
The next track reminds us of something you’d find from the man Mr. Carmack, but is evidently another certified BIG MAKK banger. Big atmospherics, booming sub kicks, and classic Trap influences characterize ‘I’m Back’. Through and through, what a Trap track should sound like.
While our thoughts and prayers are with BIG MAKK’s friends and family, we hope to keep his legacy alive through his incredible production and beat making skills. If you haven’t had the chance to, be sure to give this entire EP a listen through because we are sure it is well worth the time. You can also purchase the EP on iTunes which we also urge you to consider.
RIP BIG MAKK