Mau P

It is not often that an artist of Mau P’s caliber joins the ranks in electronic music. In what can only be described as one of the break-out stories of the decade, Drugs From Amsterdam originator Mau P has indisputably left his mark on the dance music scene since his debut single was released.

Born Maurits Westveen into a family brimming with musical genius, the artist within was destined to come out at some point. Starting a career as DJ and producer Maurice West, he quickly made his way onto world’s premier stages and into the hearts of many. Despite everything seemingly running smoothly, the Maurice West project had run its course and a seismic shift was in the works. Fast forward to today and Mau P is reaping the rewards of a leap of faith, the wager on his artistry paying off in a spectacular manner.

His debut single rocketed from the underground to become a huge global hit with close to two hundred million streams across platforms. Drugs From Amsterdam cracked the charts, topped Beatport’s prestigious Top 10 for over a month and turned out to be the beginning of a meteoric upwards trajectory.

Mau P released the follow up, Gimme That Bounce, in January 2023, right as he was embarking on his first North America tour. A tour that sold out shows from coast to coast. The summer that followed, Mau P was firing on all cylinders, releasing official remixes for the Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris and Armand van Helden as well as his original collaboration with Kevin de Vries, Metro on Afterlife. The latter of which became the most played track of Tomorrowland 2023, only to be followed in second place by Drugs From Amsterdam

In 2023 Mau P also released Your Mind Is Dirty and Dress Code, which both turned out hugely successful in their own right. Over the course of his first full year in business, Mau P graced acclaimed stages across the globe, from EDC Las Vegas to Tomorrowland and from Hï Ibiza to Amsterdam Dance Event, winning over fans one beat at a time. It was this foundation of high profile performances and successful releases that set up Mau P for a truly spectacular start to 2024. 

Mau P started 2024 with a triple threat, announcing the release of his most sought-after ID yet, BEATS FOR THE UNDERGROUND, his new SiriusXM radio show XXX Radio - pronounced triple x, and being added to Wynn Las Vegas’ roster of resident DJs. Not long after, days before his two sold out Miami Music Week events, Mau P was confirmed for a headlining back to back slot with Diplo on Coachella’s brand new Quasar stage. The latter three all individual feats an artist might work towards over the span of an entire career.

2024 also saw the official introduction of Mau P’s own multidisciplinary concept, Baddest Behaviour with an event in New York’s Knockdown Centre. Its debut sold out easily, leading to follow ups at Floyd during Miami Music Week, Mission Ballroom in Denver and most notably a massive 7.500 capacity show at the esteemed new Under the K Bridge venue in Brooklyn scheduled for September.  

For his second release of the year, Mau P linked up with iconic producer Mike Dean for a new addition to his arsenal, On Again. Mike Dean of course being the genius behind some of this century’s most celebrated music, showcasing Mau P’s unstoppable ascent up the ranks. 

It is indeed not often that an artist of Mau P’s caliber comes along, as demonstrated by a jaw-dropping list of accolades achieved in just 18 months. Looking back to August 2022, it’s safe to say that Mau P has broken the mold. As he continues to carve out his section of the dance music industry, Mau P will remain the name to watch for some time to come. 

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