Cigars EP is the solo debut release from Stockholm-based producer Max I Million. Inspired by hip-hop greats such a J Dilla, Pete Rock, Erick Sermon and Madlib, Max is able to craft a sound of his own that is fresh with groovy basslines, hard-hitting drums as well as synths, keys and subtle string sections that are beautifully interpolated with the sound of the project.
Cigars EP is short, even too short at times. Spanning 4 tracks long, the energy and the vibe remains high-energy throughout. Tracks like “The Ting Ting” featuring The Kount I can have on loop for hours, with it’s crazy 808s, raw percussion and vocal samples. The title track “Cigars” sounds so smooth and retro, with it’s vintage sample and a beat that oozes class. The project as a whole sounds fresh and polished. Max took time to craft a project that sounds rich and textured. He did an amazing job with this one, for real.
Listen to Cigars EP by Max I Million via Spotify, released on the ever-inspiring NINETOFIVE Records.