Maka signs at Open House Records...
Open House Records can now confirm that 'Maka' has signed to the label with forthcoming release 'DLNW' produced by Hughse.
Maka - MC / Songwriter - Vancouver.
The former co-founder of the hip-hop group Okay City, has had a busy career. Following a successful 3 years of extensive touring as a part of Okay City, with such acts as Hilltop Hoods (AUS), Sweatshop Union (CAN), Mac Miller (US) and opening alongside such talent as Talib Kewli and Planet Asia. Maka is known for a live show always full of energy, crowd controlling authority and stage diving stunts.
Upon the release of his 2013 album the "RudeMan LP" Maka had finally revealed his own unique sound. The album features a fusion of rap and UK-influenced grime/ electronica with features from Juno Award Winner Lil'Bit. The music was embraced by both traditional and non-traditional hip-hop markets with a festival tour as well as an Eastern Canadian headlining tour
("Road To Rude Tour") that pushed the album further into the ears of its listeners.
After touring in 2014, Maka began expanding and commenced working on his follow up project, the "Summer Rain EP" with producer Hughse (Ian Hughes, UK). This was a complete success as the EP had several songs placed in the UPtv Original Series "Ties That Bind," opening up new markets and gaining a new audience.
In the summer of 2015 Maka announced that he had begun work on a new grime-oriented project "Moxie," and that he would be working once again with Hughse (UK), which was then followed up with The Cheeky EP.
In 2016 Maka scooped a semi-finalist spot in the International Songwriting Competition voted for by Bastille, Lorde and Tom Waits, this being a sign of things to come.
Following recent live performances teasing new tracks, signing the first of those, D.L.N.W
(Dance like Nobodies Watchin’) to Open House Records in 2017. Marks the start of a new era for Maka and producer Hughse with a highly anticipated new album Electric Rain. With infectious melodies and merging the genres of House, Dancehall and Hip-Hop, Maka is bringing his unique take in the only way he knows how.
“If you have fun with it, everyone else will too.”
For information about Maka please go to https://soundcloud.com/ThisisMakaInc