In most college towns the trends of mumble rap, and mainstream pop can be overwhelming and that at times our music culture is being watered down. Max Victory (The Levee, Round Table) aka “DJ MAXX” says dont lose hope because the songs of yesterday aren’t going away anytime soon. While taking requests on the dance floor college students are always asking for stuff like the latest Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Katy Perry, or Justin Bieber tracks. They are also asking for motown, classic rock, old-school hiphop, disco, and many one hit wonder anthems of yesterday.
Max is an open format style DJ so there are no limits to genres or decades in his DJ sets. He takes the crowd on a musical journey every night hitting all ends of the audio spectrum. “Some of the songs people will ask for you are timeless and its refreshing to see this as a DJ” says Max. Classic tracks people ask for the most are songs like “Rich Girl” by Hall & Oates, “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, “September” by Earth Wind & Fire, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye. Max believes these are just musical masterpieces that every generation will continue to enjoy.
A lot of tunes are really fun sing-along-songs in a nightclub.
People love to sing along to songs like “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield,”Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi, even classic boy band anthems like “I Want it that way” by Backstreet Boys” or girlie ones like “Wanna Be” by SpiceGirls.
TV and movies have also had a way of keeping some songs timeless. It’s hard to count just how many movies have featured “Fortunate Son” by Creedance Clearwater Revival. Students can still connect to these songs in many ways. When you hear Smashmouth’s “Allstar” many people will instantly think of the opening scene to Shrek. The rising vinyl trend has also played a part as well, kids are discovering their parents old records collections and cant help but love many of these timeless songs.
Be sure to catch DJ Maxx perform one night at The Levee or Round Table, you’ll be refreshed to find yourself dancing not only to today’s hits but many classics you grew up hearing.