Who is mxu?
Toronto/LA-based producer mxu is an emerging force on the beatmaker scene. Through his lifelong
pursuit of all things rap,
mxu found his calling in the sounds of the South. Not only does he draw influence from the
sounds of Houston, Memphis, Miami, and Atlanta
when crafting his own unique style, he applies the original techniques used since the 80s/90s by the pioneers of
the art form. He captures the original
essence of Miami Bass, Memphis Underground, Bounce, and modern Trap through the same vintage hardware that left
its indelible mark on the sound.
Vintage samplers such as the SP-1200, S950, ASR10, and MPC set the soundstage, just as they did in prior decades
for Mannie Fresh, DJ Screw, DJ Paul,
and so many others. Combined with an unshakeable Toronto influence, the result is truly timeless.
His debut album Artisanal Trap is the first chapter in this series. After several years in
development while polishing the sound
and honing his authentic techniques, the ultimate product is finally complete. Available now for streaming
through all platforms, and free download.