Makinn is a new project from accomplished French producer Martin Alix who joins Circa ’99 for debut single ‘Transcendance’.

Several releases under the Martin Alix alias have seen this young Parisian tastemaker become a core part of the contemporary French house scene. He has landed on key labels before turning the ear of the Circa ‘99 boss Boston Bun. This project opens a new musical chapter that finds the producer drawing on a broader range of influences from house artists like A-Trak, Chaney, and LF System to r&b and indie pop, with vocal melodies a core part of the sound. He is working on a live show to debut later in the year, and this first tune more than excites.

The superb ‘Transcendance’ is a smooth, catchy house groove with warm bass and neon keys. The standout feature is the delicate female vocal that loops next to elastic synths and starry-eyed melodies. It’s perfect for back rooms, festival main stages and cross-over radio play as the summer gets ever closer.

‘Transcendance’ is an intriguing first tune from Makinn, who has several more tracks, collaborations and remixes ready for the coming months.

Release Date: 07-04-2023


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