Back on Futureboogie for the first time since his label debut in 2012, Maxxi Soundsystem is well known for his productions and remixes across labels including Defected, Hypercolour, Vellum Audio and Culprit LA.
Near Me is a gently shimmying track featuring deep basslines and lots of space to create the backdrop for vocals from Crazy P's Danielle Moore. There is an understated yet highly atmospheric aesthetic at play, dark synthesizers and multi-layered rhythms creating a near tangible edge to the track.
The Barbarellas version of Near Me is deeper, melancholic synths sewing the seeds of something more sinister whilst Moore's vocals continue to act as the song's gravity.
Finally the EP's title track, In The Woods, is an instrumental house cut that uses rapid-fire breakbeat snare rolls to create a stand-out sense of velocity. The heaving melodies and percussive detail are exactly the kind of thing Maxxi Soundsystem excels at.
In The Woods is released through Futuireboogie on Monday, check out the title track below: