Max Enforcer ‘Got Me Like’ – Chatting health and fitness, melodies & his infamous studio building!
Whether you dub him a Hardstyle veteran, or seasoned legend, if one thing’s for sure, it’s that Max Enforcer has stood the test of time! Crafting an impressive career that’s sustained and prospered over the years, this versatile producer has been responsible for numerous ‘feely’ anthems such as “Lost In Paradise,” “Gold” and most recently, his boundary-breaking collab with AmsterdamSoundSystem & Mark Vayne, titled “She Got Me Like.”
As it’s been a while since we’ve had the Enforcer on Alive at Night, we decided to give him a holla to chat about his new track, what it’s like to share a studio building with Digital Punk and ANDY SVGE (among others) and his health and fitness regime!
– Yo Kel! It’s been a while since we had you on Alive at Night, so welcome back! How’s everything been going this time round?
Hey! Things are busy, but I feel great and I’m happy 🙂
– Things have been getting quite busy for you recently! Can you run our readers through how you prepare for the grand festival season?
Yes they have. Right now, the focus is on finishing all the tracks and collaborations right before things go from busy to absolutely crazy. To keep myself focussed I’m trying to work out daily and eat a little healthier than usual. It really does help!
– You recently just released a major melodic bomb on Lose Control Music, titled “She Got Me Like,” alongside AmsterdamSoundSystem and Mark Vayne. What’s the story behind this one?
AmsterdamSoundSystem were brought to my attention by my management. They’re a team of talented producers from Amsterdam who already hold a lot of awesome achievements under their belt. I am a firm believer that different influences can result in amazing tracks, so we got connected and voilà!
– “She Got Me Like” is already a huge hit! Did you anticipate that a melodic number like this would do so well?
I guess you never know in advance whether a track will be a hit or not; nowadays things move so fast that it’s easy to get lost in the amount of releases. On the positive side, the lines between ‘Euphoric’ and ‘Raw’ are beginning to blur. I’m just grateful for the massive support from both artists and fans. <3
– From your perspective, what makes this track so successful?
I think the combination of the music, its Hardstyle arrangement and Mark Vayne’s vocals that makes this track the way it is.
– You’re an artist who sets a high benchmark for melodic productions; do you think that this style is on the verge of making a huge comeback?
Thank you 🙂
I guess that I just love this music too much to not try and level-up with each track I release. Talking about comebacks or not, it really depends on which perspective you look at it from. In some countries, it’s just getting started; however, looking at the Dutch scene I think you make a good point. I think it has a lot to do with the blurring of lines between Euphoric and Raw. Let’s just get back to calling it Hardstyle people! 😉
– There’s been an interesting development in Hardstyle lately – the merging of Raw and Euphoric elements. Do you feel as though these styles are going to start moving closer to each other?
Yes they are. And I love it!
– There’s always room for improvement in our scene. As a long-standing artist, what are some things you’d like to see happening more?
A little bit less talking and a little more walking in general. 😉
– In more collab news, you recently had an interesting studio session with ANDY SVGE ;). Care to share some details about this one?
I guess you’re referring to the webcam session… What can I say…? Hahaha!
Nah, me and Andy are long-time friends. I’ve had the privilege to witness his growth as a person and as an artist. We’re studio neighbours and a collab with him was more a matter of when than if. The track is almost finished and we’re happy with how both our styles found a place in it.
– You work in the same studio building as ANDY SVGE, but also a few other fellow producers. Which other artists have a studio in the same space and what’s it like to have them around?
Our building has housed many great producers. From Human Resource, Speedy J and Three Drives on a Vinyl to Tha Playah and The Viper. The artists come and go, but nowadays we house Neophyte, Digital Punk, Dr Phunk, Furyan and Evil Activities (;)) in our building. And here’s the latest scoop: Paul Elstak is joining us as well!
– One particular artist you’re quite close with is Wildstylez! Can you speak a little more about your friendship with him?
Joram is an amazing artist and friend. We can say whatever’s on our minds to each other whilst still respecting the other’s opinion. Sometimes I tend to get caught up in my own little world and become a studio caveman. Joram just simply ‘FaceTimes’ me and in a second I’m back on earth again, haha!
– You’re no stranger to the gym! Can you run our readers through your fitness & food regime?
It all comes down to discipline and not beating yourself up if you can’t make it every day. Health and fitness should be fun, yet serious at the same time. I hope to squeeze in 3 to 4 workouts a week, but usually it’s just twice a week; these sessions are more or less cross-fit styled with high heart rates with 20 to 30 reps and 2 body sections in one exercise.
I start with 20 lunges with a 15 KG sandbag, then 20 push-ups, 20 lunges with 20KG bags, 20 push-ups, 20 lunges with 25 KG bags and as last do 20 push-ups. This is followed by a short Cooper Test followed by frog jumps, climb a rope and repeat that 3 times.
Further, I try to keep extra balance regarding food (and drinks!) and do an extra hotel room workout when on tour!
– Even though you’re fit AF, what’s your guilty pleasure?
Hahaha well…I slowly gained a few pounds the last year and not all of it is muscle. 😉
With that said, I’m not even close to being a fitness guru or anything. Working out keeps me focussed, helps me clear my mind and see things from a different perspective. Basically, I’m trying to be a better version of myself.
I still love good food, cashews and beer. I just learnt how to keep things balanced.
– Finally, what did Max Enforcer eat for breakfast today?
200ml of low fat Yoghurt and an apple!
Thanks to Max Enforcer for this awesome interview! We can’t wait to catch one of his sets this upcoming summer to hear some of his latest experiments. To keep in touch, be sure to hit him up at the social links below.