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Maximono revisits an old fling on ‘The Outtakes’

Maximono’s initial tryst with electronic music began in the late 90s, mastering breakbeats, jungle, and drum & bass. Back then, the duo emerged as the melodic brainchild of Nick and Sebi, born on the pulsating dancefloors of London’s iconic clubs. The union, organic and unscripted, became an instant sensation, propelling them from the underground to global stages of the first electronic wave. Then in 2018, nearly 2 decades later, Nick stepped away. The project lived on and Sebi continued crafting tracks, but never quite rekinlded for the duo’s shared magic.

His reflection on those times and its peaks culminates in “The Outtakes”, a heartfelt album of 12 unreleased gems. A nostalgic offering for fans and newcomers, this compilation captures the essence of Maximono and the sound they helped pioneer.

From their roots in late 90s’ drum & bass to crafting house tracks that got nods from industry giants like Dirtybird, Maximono’s musical voyage has always defied boxes. Chart-toppers with Malaa, Mat.Joe, and Marten Hørger, like “Arsenic”, “Drummer Loco”, and “So High” underscore their legacy. And while “The Outtakes” concludes another chapter, the project’s back catalog is a testament to decades of artistic evolution.

It’s a collection worth experiencing — for old fans and curious newcomers.