Maceo Plex unveils his latest single titled ‘Cinemax’. Released via Ministry Of Sound and Ellum Audio, ‘Cinemax’ is available to stream and purchase.
Created this year in the midst of a global pandemic and much political uncertainty, ‘Cinemax’ is the follow up single to ‘Nu World’ which saw all proceeds donated to the American Civil Liberties Union’s campaign to fight voter suppression in the 2020 US election. ‘Cinemax’ sees Maceo Plex sample Alice Russell and The Quantic Soul Orchestra’s ‘Pushin’ On’, utilising the sample to symbolise resilience and unity as we move forward into the new year.
“We are leaving the past behind. Time to unify, leave the racism and division behind us. The lyrics tell this story. The song itself is a deep chugger, always building with forwarding momentum” – Maceo Plex
Returning to Ministry Of Sound following 2019 single, ‘When the Lights Are Out’ which received an array of media support from the likes of Resident Advisor, Billboard, Mixmag, DJ Mag and more, ‘Cinemax’ is a further exhibition of Maceo Plex’s signature studio output, fusing melodic house and brooding techno. A standout track in recent sets with fans and like-minded artists searching online for news of an official release, Alice Russell’s vocal sample is instantly recognizable and was also used on Oliver Dollar and Jimi Jules’ 2014 house hit ‘Pushing On’. Released via Defected Records and Ministry Of Sound, ‘Pushing On’ peaked at #15 in the UK singles chart
An artist who has crafted a remarkably impressive discography of productions across the sphere of electronic music and beyond, Maceo Plex’s ‘Cinemax’ follows a string of acclaimed singles/remixes this year. Highlighted by two official remixes for Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, September’s ‘Nu World’ and most recently, an official remix of Faithless’ ‘Synthesizer’.
The leading electronic producer, artist and live act, Maceo Plex’s accolades are in abundance. The figurehead behind the seminal underground label, Ellum Audio, Maceo Plex has released four studio albums, mix compilations for London’s fabric and !K7’s DJ-Kicks series, along with an impressive catalogue of productions under his Mariel Ito and Maetrik aliases. Having curated several BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix’s, headlining global festivals and gracing the cover of many a magazine from Mixmag to DJ Mag, Maceo Plex has also remixed artists including Coldcut, Röyksopp, GusGus, DJ T, Maribou State, Perry Farrell, Faithless and more. The start of 2020 also saw Maceo Plex announce plans for a new three-part, multidimensional sensory experience live show titled ‘M³’.