4/2/15 – MAKJ (Mackenzie Johnson) capped off a memorable day for sporting events. The Kentucky Derby and Pacquiao/Mayweather fight was an under tone after MKJ dropped his set at The Mid. Hope you told your parents to stay home because MAKJ went hard in the trap – this was no horse race. The former aspiring professional race car driver received mad love at one of largest sporting events in history to date. His “COCO” remix was played at the fight in Vegas earlier that night! This dude continues to create dispersive waves in the music movement and at 23 years young, he’s on the rise.
Listening to house music is not my strong suit but MAKJ put pep in everyone’s step from the get-go. Mixing and matching a variety of genres from traditional hip hop to progressive/electro/tech house left the crowd with a variety of flavor. MAKJ played a couple 30-second drops filled with some whammy dub sensations. Dropping old school hits from the master himself Dr. Dre’s “Ring Ding Dong / Let’s Get High” and that trending new hot shit from Chedda Da Connect, “Flicka Da Wrist”. The shifting and transference of musical genres caught the crowd off guard, bringing them harmonious joy.
As previously stated his “COCO” remix was played at the largest boxing match of the year; why wouldn’t he drop that shit for his own set? As the track exploded through the speakers the crowd turned up, providing the ultimate Tony Montana vibe. MAKJ got back to his original roots by splashing strews of the following tracks: Valentino Khan’s “Deep Down Low”, a remix of Jauz’s “Bugatti” and Nebbra’s remix of Party Thieves & ATliens’ “Chief”.
This young gun has gained serious credibility and will continue to be a prominent artist in 2015; collaborating with some of the best in the business, from Hardwell to Bingo Players, as well as having played at some of the largest music festivals in the country, such as Ultra 2015 and TomorrowWorld 2013. Check out his collaborated track with M35 above.