Latin Grammys 2018
Big Makk's Posthumous LP Shows Unique Voice and Versatility: Listen
The past week has seen an outpouring of love and sadness in the wake of Orlando producer Big Makk's death in a car crash last Monday (Aug. 29). The 25-year-old released music on Mad Decent and Main Course, had recently worked with his idol Bassnectar, and was celebrating his upcoming performance at EDC Orlando.
Countless DJs have shared condolences and respectful reflections in the week that followed. Big Makk, born Samisoni Koroitamudu, has been remembered as one of the nicest guys in the scene and was credited in the Orlando Weekly as an innovator of the moombahton genre, but the eight tracks released today as The Makk Tape EP belie a skill set much greater than one sound or style.
“Today was the day Sam (aka BIG MAKK) was going to release this LP titled 'THE MAKK TAPE,'” Koroitamudu's management states in the Soundcloud post. “For those that didn't know Sam, he had 3 loves in his life; His Family/Friends, His Music, & His Shoes (mainly Vans). We also know there is nothing more he would have wanted than for everyone to listen and share this music as was planned. We miss you Sam and we couldn't think of a better way to honor your beautiful soul than to have your music live on forever.”