Gritty, dark and down-right dirty, Vietnam-based producer Max Mason releases a moody electronic new single “Romjet”. The single intentionally aims to portray the sometimes abrasive reality of life for some in Asia with it’s rough drums and dizzying bass line. Shining a light on the struggles of inner-city life in Cambodia with depth and compassion.
Written as a diary of experiences through his time living in Cambodia, Max talks about driving around the country and unintentionally following a band attending a river festival. An impromptu performance and recording was then held giving birth to “Romjet”. He quite literally navigates the space between Asia and his music with the beautiful chaos it encompasses.
“I wanted to showcase the genuine interactions with local Khmer people. Meeting and capturing the local band was one of those life affirming human exchanges,” he shares. “Communicating only through signals, gestures and laughs. I knew I had to share their story through music, something that felt authentic from their world and intertwined into mine. The seed was planted and little did I know, my new life in Asia had just begun.”
The single is accompanied by trippy visuals done by Phoq TV. Shot in Hanoi, Vietnam, the dark escapism visuals captivate the eerie diverse life of living in Asia.
Continuing his elevation not only as a producer but as an artist, Max is a representation of a new breed of musicians’. The artist has just launched a record label that swings between Vietnam and Thailand dubbed Boiled Wonderland with long-term friend Veil. The single is off his upcoming EP with the same title due to drop 4th December with a vinyl release to follow.
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