beatmaker / dj
Toronto-based producer mxu creates hard-hitting yet soulful soundscapes which combine timeless southern bounce with an unshakeable contemporary Toronto sound.A prolific content creator, mxu is also known for his beatmaker routines & performances, and popular videos on sampling techniques within his producer peer groups.
dj mixes & routines
Toronto-based producer mxu creates hard-hitting yet soulful soundscapes which combine timeless Southern bounce with an unshakeable contemporary Toronto sound.mxu explores the synergy between two distinct regions’ musical lineages. Voices from Memphis and Houston’s 1990’s rap legacy are summoned forth over beats that bump with the best of the Dirty South, submerged in an icy sensual darkness indicative of the unique production approach that has put Canada on the rap map. With forays into serrated sub-bass, keening sirens, and spectral piano, the music transcends mere homage to reveal a powerfully original vision of hip-hop’s past and future. Exuding a dreamlike ambience amidst banging beats from a producer at the top of his game, his prolific output is a testament to mxu’s command of regional flair in service of an expansive global sound – recent singles are a tease for even more music soon to come as the next chapter of mxu’s musical journey unfolds.Something of a "beatmaker's beatmaker", mxu is known within the producer community for combining vintage machines with a modern workflow. Vintage character-rich samplers incl. the E-mu SP1200, Akai S950, and Ensoniq ASR10 provide a signature color and tone which come to life at the musical crossroads of the North and the South.In addition to his original solo music, mxu enjoys giving back to the producer community with video tutorials and insights documenting his technical and creative processes, and exploring collaborations with diverse and exciting new artists. He frequently collaborates with friends in the web3 space through audio commisions and theme music for the hottest NFT projects.