Maxo is a pop virtuoso best known for his track “Snow Other,” the seventh single from PC Music. But the NY resident toils happily (and prolifically) on the fringes of that London-based “scene.” In fact, his music, while certainly rooted in the pristine pop adopted by PC Music, also takes influence from chiptune music, with a loose, jammy/jazzy/proggy quality due largely to his exploratory keyboard chops that complicate chordal definitions through extensions, suspensions, additions, augmentations, and all manner of hats.
His latest release is called Chordslayer, and true to its name and his style, Maxo slays through these chords with aplomb, tickling the synthetic ivories to open up the harmonies and destabalize their root notes. It’s a pretty thrilling listen that’s made even more thrilling by its own dedicated website, which details in real-time each and every chord change: G#maj9, Amaj9/C, Gsus13, Cmin11, G#min7add11, G7, Bsus9, G#9, Ebmin7/Db — all of your favorites make appearances on this bad boy. Even B!
Check out Chordslayer below (or, better yet, at the EP’s website). You might recognize the first track. ;)
01. Snow Other
02. Reach You
03. Bishonen Line
06. Sunset BB feat. meesh
• Maxo: http://chordslayer.com