Introducing aerobic superproducer Air Max ’97 – new single ‘Crow Time’ with Atro and Sevy out now

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March 20 2024

PRAISE FOR Air Max ’97

“One of experimental club music’s most prolific artists”


“It's hard to know what to expect from Air Max ‘97, which is why his records are always worth checking out”

Resident Advisor

“Positioned himself amongst the finest, weirdest and most dynamic experimental club producers.”

DJ Mag

“Mind bending dance music”

triple j

“One of the most inventive artists in club music”


“Creates new spaces and possibilities for the club”


Crow Time‘ is out now, buy/stream it here.

Meet Air Max ‘97, the Dutch born, Aotearoa raised, now Gadigal Land/Sydney-based artist and avant superproducer who today shares his latest release ‘Crow Time’ with Atro and Sevy. LISTEN HERE.

Nurturing his sound with magnetic presence since 2014, Air Max ‘97 is no stranger to the global electronic music scene. With a career that has gone from from strength to strength, Air Max ‘97 has toured Europe, Asia and North America extensively, featured on Kelela’s Hallucinogen Remixes EP, performed at Boiler Room in Paris and launched his own record label DECISIONS, home to a collection of his own releases as well as the likes of DJ Plead, Cop Envy, Jikuroux amongst others.

Asserting restless dancefloor-focused productions to explore the centre of rhythm and sound design, his discography is unphased by tempo or genre constraints, as showcased in previous releases including the breaky ‘Testrip’ on Fabric Original’s compilation ‘SELECTS I’, synthetic ‘Ice Bridge / Bruxis’ and twisted ‘Psyllium / Eat The Rich’ on UK-based Batu’s Timedance label, as well the output from his joint projects with SCAM as Loppy B and A2A with Aya.

Unpredictable in nature, Air Max ‘97’s scale of versatility is demonstrated in his new release ‘Crow Time’, which swaps his usual brain melt techno for a mellifluous pop approach inspired by the syncopations of afrobeat and the summery rap flavours of London, where he lived from 2018-2020. Co-produced by Sydney mainstay Atro of Slim Set fame, the track creates an ethereal canvas for the Zambian/Malawian artist Sevy to wax poetic.

Maintaining the one-step-ahead thread that runs through his back catalogue, Air Max ‘97 merges the scintillating vocals and eclectic production signposts of Atro and Sevy, of which he reveals, “The beat was co-produced with Atro in a flat in Homebush in the height of 2020 summer. It finally got vocalled by Sevy in 2023. Sevy is one of Sydney’s most wildly creative talents, turning in an emotional and devotional meditation on staying up all day and night journeying through city and nature, longing after the memory of dancing with an absent lover. This is me and Atro’s second co-production to be vocalled, TiZ East – Casanova was the first.”

Praised as “one of the most inventive artists in club music” (Mixmag) and “one of the most quietly creative producers in this techno-not-techno world” (Resident Advisor), ‘Crow Time’ keeps with Air Max ‘97’s soft spot for leftfield arrangements and experimentation, all while assembling a refreshing taste on deep-rooted forms of pop and hip-hop.

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