MAQMan (Swissniak)

  • Genre: Deep and Soulful HOUSE - Neo Soul
  • Musicians in my crew: Joseph Junior (UK - vocals), Luman Child (bass, live drums), Raul The Great Romancer (guitars)
  • Additional musicians: Jezrael Lucero (bass and keys), Denis Corboz (trumpets), Yann Altermatt (saxes)
  • Producer, Sound Engineer, Musician and Dj
  • Neo and classic Soul/Soulful House/Hip-Hop production
  • producing/recording/mixing/mastering
  • spinning records as a dj since 1999
  • started wanting to become a sound engineer in 2001
  • producing own compositions since end of 2006
  • Born in Switzerland, MAQman (pronounce mack-man) started music playing the keys with live bands. From Blues to Funk/Soul/Jazz with various bands and even Reggae with The Moonraisers who took him on tour around Europe (2004-2010). He's been collecting and playing vinyl records since 1999, mainly oldschool black music. Needless to say his production influence comes from those records. Through his musical journeys, he built up a team of musicians to allow him to keep his music organic. As a producer, dj or remixer, MAQman always tries his best to keep the vibe Soulful and Deep... It was on myspace that his music production really began taking another level by meeting amazing soulful singer/songwriter Joseph Junior from London/UK. After many good reviews on Burnt Progress CD-R nights, they had a few releases on Soul compilations with down and mid tempo tracks. They however focus more on House music now. MAQman 1st release in the House Music industry was a 3 track EP (featuring 3 different singers, including Selina Campbell from Restless Soul, Soul Heaven, etc) in June 2010 with Detroit based label Strictly Beatdown Recordings. Featuring Joseph Junior on vocals, he then released a single called "Chains" with Los Angeles label Paradax Records, 2 months later. He recently did a remix for Disco singer Pattie Brooks and got the best feedback from all over the world. These projects really show his enthusiasm to produce proper vocal songs with live instrumentation on electronic music. It was inevitable that his musical path crossed with famous Deep and Soulful House label GOGO Music, run by well respected Dj/Producer Ralf GUM.

Mix and productions

MAQMan "Snowing Like Crazy (MAQMan Original Mix)"(2010.06.16)(4:52)
Blond Boche, Miss Shiny, MAQMan "B.H.O.C. Sessions - Volume 8 - Blond Boche and Miss Shiny's Birthday @ Caveau du King (NE/CH) (CD 1/3)"(2008.04.26)(78:58)
Blond Boche, Miss Shiny, MAQMan "B.H.O.C. Sessions - Volume 8 - Blond Boche and Miss Shiny's Birthday @ Caveau du King (NE/CH) (CD 2/3)"(2008.04.26)(79:49)
Blond Boche, Miss Shiny, MAQMan "B.H.O.C. Sessions - Volume 8 - Blond Boche and Miss Shiny's Birthday @ Caveau du King (NE/CH) (CD 3/3)"(2008.04.26)(79:11)
Blond Boche, Miss Shiny, Cedric Monnet, MAQMan "B.H.O.C. Sessions (Volume 6) - Live Mix @ Caveau du King (NE/CH) (CD 1/3)"(2007.10.26)(77:00)
Blond Boche, Miss Shiny, Cedric Monnet, MAQMan "B.H.O.C. Sessions (Volume 6) - Live Mix @ Caveau du King (NE/CH) (CD 2/3)"(2007.10.26)(79:58)
Blond Boche, Miss Shiny, Cedric Monnet, MAQMan "B.H.O.C. Sessions (Volume 6) - Live Mix @ Caveau du King (NE/CH) (CD 3/3)"(2007.10.26)(74:06)
MAQMan "Mellow Music (Volume 2)"(2006.10.10)(61:01)

Influence

Love, broken heart, mood, being horny, tired of sh*tty music, depressing, weather... Mostly OLDSCHOOL black music, especially SOULFUL music that gives u GOOSE BUMPS, people from the past like Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Al Green, Leroy Burgess, Gwen McCrae, Ann Peebles, all Motown crew. just to name a few, GAYness music!!!: Fresh 80's, underground Disco Funk, Deep/Soulful House, Broken/Nu-Soul, Soulful Grooves from NY, UK... web radios, such as: P1 DEEPER, GROOVESESSION, WARRIOR FM, DEEPINSIDE, STARPOINTRADIO, DIVA RADIO, FONKMASTERS, AVRO Back To The Oldschool, DANCE GROOVE RADIO... any GOOD musical producers... it's all about the SOUL! MAW, Amp Fiddler, Jill Scott, Karizma, Shaun Escoffery, Dj Spen, Dwele, Rahsaan Patterson, Musiq Soulchild, Reel Soul, Dennis Ferrer, Ledisi, Rebirth, Reel People, Jay Dee, Peven Everett, Robert Owens, Raw Artistic Soul, Erykah Badu, Alix Alvarez, Dj Spinna, myspace SOUL movement...