Review: Blank GC

Fresh from producer/musician Maximo in his new single Hesitate.

An introspective track with an intriguing beat, Hesitate mixes an old school R&B vibe with modern sounds to create something that manages to feel new and leave a feeling of nostalgia at the same time.

Hesitate is the newest single from Maximo since his 2013 album Next Level and shows how well he has fine-tuned his sound in the last two years. The song also showcases Maximo’s work as a producer not only a musician.

With smooth melodies flowing through the track we are excited to see what else this Gold Coast artist has planned for 2015.

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Interview: Blank GC

A huge thanks to Blank GC for featuring me in this month’s edition of their magazine!! Check out the interview below, or at:

Gold Coast songwriter, producer, vocalist and keys player, Maximo has consolidated his reputation for original R&B and hip hop with his new single Hesitate.

The single is atmospheric and dynamic and provides a great new perspective for Maximo who is no stranger to the party anthem. Both in the studio and live his music is entertaining and engaging, with his live band bringing their own flavour to the songs with an acute sense of musicality. Whether it’s a night out or a night in Hesitate has got you covered. Jessie Ryan-Allen caught up with Maximo to get the scoop on Hesitate and his musical evolution.

Hesitate has a very distinctive sound and atmosphere. What kind of landscapes (in nature or otherwise) do you find inspiring?

It’s definitely different to any track I’ve made in the past. I actually wrote this song late one night driving home from a party, so in this case it was inspired by the surroundings on the way – imagine lonely streetlights in a cold, eerie fog.  Otherwise, I usually draw more from personal experiences and emotions.

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Review: Sounds of Oz

Thanks so much, Sounds of Oz! Check out their site to keep up to date with some of our homegrown talent!

“Bands like The Go-Betweens, The Saints, Powderfinger, and The Butterfly Effect helped cement Queensland’s reputation as the perfect breeding ground for rock bands. However, lately the Sunshine State is punching well above its weight when it comes to R&B music. Generally Australia doesn’t produce a lot of these artists, but acts like Bec Laughton, Travis Lee, and now Maximo are breaking the mould.

Maximo’s just hit the scene with his debut single “Hesitate.” It’s got some sexy lyrics and really interesting instrumentation. Noting that Maximo produced the track himself makes it all the more impressive.”

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Review: All Unsigned

Thanks All Unsigned!!

Maximo’s debut single ‘Hesitate‘ is an introspective track that highlights an inner conflict we all sometimes face – a resistance to the heart’s desires. Produced by Maximo himself, ‘Hesitate’ uses atmospheric textures to set the tone, with an undeniable hip hop groove at the heart.

Stream the Gritty, alternative R&B single below, which some may say is reminiscent of The Weeknd.”

Maximo Debuts Self-Produced R&B Single Stream ‘Hesitate’

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Thanks heaps GUMBALLmag!! Check out this week’s issue and their review of my new single, ‘Hesitate’:

Good morning and hello Week 74! Our new set of squares are up on right now featuring ADAM KASTURI, Leo Ari, Maximo, Levi’s, H&M, and more!

Another amazing Australian artist recently debuted some serious talent and this time it is by producer/ songwriter/ vocalist/ keys player Mitch Pattugalan aka Maximo. The artist from the sunny city of Brisbane just released a brand new single titled Hesitate, check it out below!

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