Having just released their debut single as new collaborative duo Majestic Minds, producer Haides and singer-songwriter Marlie have, between them, previously received praise from the likes of Magnetic Magazine, The DJ List and Music Ninja.
Now, with the release of the slick, soulful sounds of ‘Oxygen’, hope to win over fans with their mesmerising blend of nostalgic feel-good tunes and unique take on UK dance.
We caught up with Majestic Minds to find out more…
Hi Majestic Minds, welcome to Get In Her Ears! Can you tell us a bit about the band?
Hello! Majestic Minds consists of two people, myself (Haides) and Marlie. We are relatively new as a duo but we have been working in the music industry individually for a few years now.
How did you initially all get together and start creating music?
We had a session together which was put together by mutual management and we just started making music and putting some ideas down. It wasn’t till a little later that we found a sound that we both liked and could draw from the same musical influences.
Your new single ‘Oxygen’ is out now – can you tell us what it’s all about?
So, this song is about needing someone in your life as a necessity just like you need oxygen and water. Initially the original song we created was much slower and more emotional, then after listening to it a few times we took the vocal by itself and sped it up over a Garage beat. The track then developed a whole new feel. With the combination of an emotional top line mixed with a beat that makes you want to dance, we knew we were on to something and had to release it!
You’ve been compared to the likes of Flume and Artful Dodger, but who would you say are your main musical influences?
We have both grown up listening to all genres of music. We found a common ground when we were discussing old house and garage tracks that gave us nostalgia upon listening to them. So for ‘Oxygen’ we drew influence from artists like Craig David, Disclosure and MJ Cole.
How is your local music scene? Do you go to see lots of live music?
We live in different parts of London (Croydon & Streatham), but there is always something going on whether it’s at Box Park or somewhere in central. I (Haides) like to see a lot of DJs playing so I mainly go to club nights in London.
And what can fans expect from your live shows?
As we’re a new music focused site, are there any new/upcoming bands or artists you’d recommend we check out?
We would recommend Dom McAllister and Iyamah. They are some of our favourites at the moment.
And how do you feel the music industry is for new bands at the moment – would you say it’s difficult to get noticed?
It’s hard for everyone to get noticed. There are so many people making music these days whether they are an artist, songwriter, producer or musician – making good music is only one part of it. You have to connect with the right people and develop a loyal fan base from the word go to make sure that when opportunities do come, you and your music are ready.
Finally, what does the rest of 2018 have in store for Majestic Minds?
We have four more tracks from our debut EP still to come, but we will be playing in London at some point in the near future to present our EP. We also have our own individual projects that we are working on at the moment too,, but we will be back in the studio again very soon to take Majestic Minds to the next level!
Huge thanks to Majestic Minds for answering our questions!