Mau P chats dream collaboration Skrillex and surpassing 50 million global streams
Combining infectious vocals with a deep, filthy bassline and the most unruly of drops, DJ and Producer Mau P delivers us his freshest track yet ‘Drugs From Amsterdam’! it’s a dancefloor weapon that is taking the world by storm. The viral smash has already broken into the ‘Top 10’ in over 25 countries, dominating festivals and shows globally since its release and now gaining huge traction across viral charts. It currently sits at #4 on the Global Spotify Viral Chart and has racked up 7 million Spotify streams and counting. We grabbed Amsterdam native producer and DJ Mau P for a quick 1 on 1.
1. Who is Mau P in three words only?
Tall music guy.
2. What top 5 tracks would we find on your Spotify or iTunes playlist?
Definitely something by Armand van Helden, Makoto Matsushita – Love Was Really Gone, Shalamar – A Night To Remember, Something be Don Toliver and I listen to my new release Gimme That Bounce a couple times for good luck.
3. We love your track ‘Drugs from Amsterdam’ tell us a bit about that track?
Drugs From Amsterdam changed my life, that’s for sure. I didn’t really expect it to pop off like that but I’m so happy with how it’s been received and the impact that it’s had so far. Everything just happened at the right moment with this track and the production process itself was a lot of fun as well. I spent a lot of time fine tuning because deep down I knew this was something special.
4. Drugs from Amsterdam has also surpassed 50 million global streams and has been hailed as a 2022 favourite by Billboard, how does that feel?
5.Who are your musical inspirations?
I don’t really have any specific producers or musicians that inspire me. I listen to A LOT of music day in day out. I listen. I analyze. I think. I take inspiration from so many different genres and eras of music and I think that’s the strength, the variety.
6. What embarrassing songs might we find on your Spotify?
Can never go wrong with All Night Long by Lionel Richie.
7.Your sound we feel is very non-genre specific, is there a genre of music that you would collectively stay away from?
That’s probably the biggest compliment I’ve ever gotten haha, thanks. I don’t necessarily get scared of any genres but I do feel music can lose it’s pocket or groove when it’s at a very high BPM.
I’m trying to be a barista at the moment. Also, I used to design flyers for clubs and festivals so I feel like I have a good eye for design.
10. Describe your style to us?
Most of the time it’s house with techno influences, big synths but sexy beats, it’s music that you can dance to without thinking about anything but at the same time it might surprise you and catch you off guard.
11. Finally – what festivals have you got lined up for 2023?
I actually just started my North American XXX tour with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas and Mexico-City. EDC Mexico will be a huge one for me. I can’t wait to play all these cities!