Big Ups With Miranda Maxwell

Name, Location, What You Do:
Miranda Maxwell. Brooklyn. Artist/DJ/Designer #shescrafty

Influences:
Soulful melodies, Aretha Franklin’s voice, Songs to #socksnstuff to… since I was a kid (Michael Jackson’s Thriller might have set it off) I dance enthusiastically by myself. I have been video taping this for almost 20yrs! Haha.

Favorite Records at the Moment:
Brain Story’s debut album on Big Crown Records; Buck is playing a lot at my house. I have been on a soulful rock/jazz kick, which James Taylor and War classics are a heavy part of. The Freddie Gibbs Madlib Bandana is also a current favorite.

Best Digging Story:
Last year I went to the Allentown 45” record fair. A few years ago I hardly had any 45s in my collection. There I spent the entire day at two booths getting 1$ gems and doubled my collection, and now have a much better understanding and appreciation for the 45” craze!

Favorite Mix and Why. Any Genre, Any DJ.
DJ Rahdu made a D’Angelo Flips, remixes and tributes mix I like to play on my desktop while working. Can’t go wrong with D’angelo! I also am amazed by J.Rocc’s mixes. His Thank You Jay Dee series is incredible.

LP, 12”, or 7” format?
I prefer listening to LP’s at home. My favorite records are an experience from start to finish. The personal touches that connect you not only to the music but the artists’ style, choice of artwork and arrangement of tracks.

Junk Food You Can’t Live Without:
I have a sweet tooth, love it all. Last year I moved to Brooklyn from the East Village. Peter Pan, a mom and pop donut shop took the place of my old neighborhood fix, Vinero’s.

Most Memorable Gig Played:
One stand out is June 2017 Sweet Chick booked me to spin their annual Block Party in Brooklyn. During that set I had the honor of DJing for Mobb Deep! Sadly this was the last time Prodigy performed in New York. He passed away the following week. RIP.

Record That Never Leaves Your Record Box:
I always try and slide Prince into my sets! My favorite album of his is Sign of the Times.

Shout Outs, Last Remarks, and Gig Info:
Thank you for having me. Shout outs to all the dope DJs and collectors you have interviewed in the past. Happy to be part of the collection. Love.

Miranda Maxwell will be the special guest at Shake! this Saturday, November 16th at Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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