- Words Notion Staff
DJ and producer Mak 10 creates an exclusive mix for Notion, featuring his new track "Mad in the Fete" with Bala Bala Boyz, and tells us about his musical journey.
MAK 10 might be the new name on everyone’s lips but the DJ and producer is no newcomer to the music scene.
Beginning his career in the infamous Nasty Crew, MAK 10 worked alongside legendary UK artists such as Kano, D Double E, Dizzee Rascal, Ghetts, and Footsie to pioneer Grime.
Evolving from Grime to House to UK Funky, Mak 10 is a skilled genre shapeshifter that launched his solo career just this year. Releasing a stream on singles with names like Nasty Jack, AGZ, and Joe Fire, Mak 10’s latest collaboration is with London’s Congolese-led MC group, Bala Bala Boyz for “Mad in the Fete”.
Now, Mak 10 creates an exclusive mix for Notion, featuring a fusion of UK funky and afro-house sounds. Jump in!
Take us through your mix – who have you included in it and why?
Good question! Because my initial background is grime I feel like people might have expected me to be making only grime. However, with my take on music, you shouldn’t be tied down to any genre, any BPM or any specific type of music. This particular sound in this mix is inspired by UK funky. I’ve always been a fan of all different types of house music but afro house is definitely the one for me. The offbeat snares, the thumping kick drum, the initial build-up and progression of tracks, the translation between soulful sound and bass you will probably hear relates to some of my own production.
Deep Xcape, Felo Morez – Just Smile (Amapiano Remix)
DJMreja, Neuvikal Soule – Cosmic Wave
Mak 10 x Bala Bala Boys – Mad In The Fete (Mastered)
KG – Sensei
LR Groove – Format (Master)
DJ, Fernanda, Txngos, Motiion – My Dreams
Nan Kolè – FNK
LR – Groove Stars
Semi Tee – Boy Boy (Original Mix)
MR TAFFA – Safari
Scotti Dee – No More Nights Out
DJ IC, HARDIHOOD, NATIVE TRIBE – Vector EP
Hagan – Right Here
Scotti Dee – Volume 10
Mya – You Got Me pt. II (Helix’s Got They Ass Mix)
Scotti Dee – Opal Fruit
Hagan Waves EP – Ultra
J-Fresh & DJ Pioneer – Antidote
Already – SOSA x HYALYTE Beyonce -Already – SOSAS EDITS
Swing Ting x Thai-Chi Rosé – DRAMA [KG REMIX]
DJ Polo – Baixinho VIP
Let U Leave (KG remix) 24_44.1 Master