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Maxim Lany: The Belgian artist who’s got everyone instantly dancing on their feet

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ADE 2020 EDITION

Maxim Lany is a Belgian DJ and producer well-known in the European country’s club scene who has also made waves with his continentally and overseas in recent years.

Kölsh, Bedouin, and Jamie Jones are names of just a few of the artists he’s shared the stage with––stages at like Tomorrowland, Extrema Outdoor, and WeCanDance. His track “Renaissance” garnered millions of listens across streaming platforms.

The artist has released music with an array of labels: Bedrock Records, King Street, Kittball Records, Moonbootique, and We Play House Recordings. Most recently, he signed onto Electronic Elements, which is where he released his latest single, “Closer,” a project that has been in the works for a year and conceived at an Armada writing camp during Amsterdam Dance Event 2019.

To learn more about Maxim Lany, including what cocktail is getting him through the pandemic, read our interview with him below:

Q; Before we dig in, tell us about your latest project.

I’ve been working on ‘Closer’ for a while now, it’s actually we started working on last year during ADE when we organized a writing camp at Armada in Amsterdam.

We finished the track then later this year and this felt like the right time to release it, giving people that track which gives them the right energy in these uncertain times.

Q; What cocktail (or drink) recipe is getting you through the pandemic?

I really love a good Mezcal Mule, and especially during Lockdown this was the one to give us back that ‘weekend’ feeling.

Q; What is your first musical memory?

I think it is the constant musical background at my parents home when I was a kid, having the classic albums of Prince, George Michael, Sade on repeat gave me that sense of wanting to hear music constantly.

Q: What’s the most useless talent you have?

Spending way too much time in the bathroom before an appointment, thus being late. I do try being on time though, but in the end it’s kind of my trademark between friends, being fashionably late.

Q; If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?

How did Bruce Lee really die? And what about Bruce his son btw.

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Q: You must survive in the Amazon Rainforest for a year. Which 3 DJs or industry friends would you take with you and why?

Solomun, so we can have after parties every day. David Guetta, to stay in shape. Dubfire, so we can drink Sake everyday.

Q: Which fictional character would be the most exciting to meet in real life?

Batman, no doubt about that. He’s cool and sexy and kicks ass.

Q: Amsterdam, New York, or Tokyo?

Amsterdam, it’s really one of the most exciting cities I know, really hartwarming with an international feel. The restaurants and nightlife offer is just surreal. + let’s not forget it’s the Armada home.

Q: Do you sing in the shower?

I try to yes, lately I’ve been enjoying singing songs more and more, I think it comes with the years, ‘experience’ you know 😉

Q: And finally, what’s on your watch list?

My Octopus Teacher (a must see reality check), The Last Dance (hugely inspiring way of looking at working on something as a team), Friends (that’s what love is for)

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