Maceo Plex

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Maceo Plex
2015-07-19 6886 Maceo Plex (Sea You).jpg
Plex in 2015
Background information
Birth name Eric Estornel
Also known as Maetrik, Mariel Ito
Born (1978-11-07) November 7, 1978 (age 39)
Flower Mound, Texas, U.S.
Genres Deep house, tech house, house, techno, progressive house, electro, Electronica
Years active 2001–present
Labels Crosstown Rebels, Lone Romantic, Ellum Audio, Ellum Black Drumcode Records

Eric Estornel, better known by his stage names Maceo Plex, Maetrik and Mariel Ito, is a Cuban-American DJ, music producer, and DJ Awards winner, raised in Dallas and Miami. He is best known for his diverse production style, which is influenced primarily by house and techno but also elements of electro and tech house;[1] He is a longtime performer in many of Ibiza's top clubs, including the now-closed Space and Amnesia, and since 2016 has hosted his own club night, Mosaic by Maceo, throughout the summer in Pacha.

In July 2017, Estornel released a new concept project titled Solar, named after his baby son, his third studio album, through which he wanted to create deeper, more meaningful connection with his audience. The project combined ambient electronica, breakbeats and melodies, with dub and techno flourishes and guest vocalists. Solar has been released on Lone Romantic, Estornel's new, electronica-based label.[2]

The Return two-track EP under Clash Lion Records was released in September 2017, Estornel's first release as Maetrik since 2012's Unleash The Beast EP. In spring 2018 Estornel created CD - fabric98, his fabirc mix debut which bears the name of his big-room, Ibiza-friendly alias, but it reflects the music he's made under various guises including Maetrik and Mariel Ito over the last 20 years. fabric98 mix is an artist paying homage to the respected CD series all the while staying true to his love of blending many genres into one journey filled mix.

He currently resides in Barcelona, Spain with his wife and children.


Maceo Plex discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Life Index (Crosstown Rebels, 2011)
  • Journey to Solar (Ellum Audio, 2016)
  • Solar (Lone Romantic, 2017)

Singles and extended plays[edit]

  • Maetrik / Maceo Plex - Clubs EP (Resopal Schallware, 2009)
  • Vibe Your Love (Crosstown Rebels, 2010)
  • Under the Sheets EP (No.19 Music, 2011)
  • High & Sexy EP (Ellum Audio, 2011)
  • Your Style (Crosstown Rebels, 2011)
  • Sweating Tears EP (Crosstown Rebels, 2011)
  • Maceo Plex & Elon - Bummalo EP (ReSolute Label, 2011)
  • Odd Parents & Maceo Plex - Get Enough (Leftroom, 2012)
  • Frisky (Crosstown Rebels, 2012)
  • Jon Dasilva & Maceo Plex - Love Somebody Else (Ellum Audio, 2012)
  • Space Junk (Ellum Audio, 2012)
  • Jupiter Jazz (Maceo Plex & Danny Daze) - Booty Jazz (Ellum Audio, 2013)
  • In Excess (Ellum Edits, 2013, uncredited)
  • Maceo Plex & Maars featuring Florence Bird - Going Back (Ellum Audio, 2013)
  • Conjure One (Ellum Audio, 2014)
  • Conjure Two (Minus, 2014)
  • Conjure Superstar (Kompakt, 2014)
  • Conjure Infinity (Drumcode, 2014)
  • Maceo Plex & Gabriel Ananda - Solitary Daze (Ellum Audio, 2014)
  • Solar Sampler (Ellum Audio, 2015)
  • Maceo Plex featuring C.A.R - Mirror Me (Kompakt, 2015)
  • Journey to Solar (Ellum Audio, 2016)
  • The Tesseract (Ellum Audio, 2017)
  • Mutant 1 - Maceo Plex & Maars (Corespondant Music, 2018)
  • Mutant 2 (Ellum Black, 2018)


Other tracks[edit]

Year Track Date Release
2011 "Alpha" Mar 24, 2011 Hot Waves, Vol. 1
"Falling" Jul 18, 2011 Visionquest Beach Collection - Spring Summer 2011
"God Is Still My Papa" Jan 11, 2011 Crosstown Promo Mix, unreleased
"Her Security" May 9, 2011 5 Years of Galaktika
2012 "Deez Nutz" Mar 12, 2012 Ellum Sleazy Riders Collection
"Mediate 2012" (vs. INXS) Jul 5, 2012 Released on Soundcloud
"Why" Nov 6, 2012 Watergate X
2013 "Calm Under Pressure" (with Cajmere) May 13, 2013 Too Underground For The Main Stage
"Galactic Cinema" Apr 19, 2013 DJ-Kicks: Maceo Plex
"Mind On Fire" Apr 19, 2013 DJ-Kicks: Maceo Plex
"Thank You Larry" Nov 15, 2013 Mixmag Presents Deep Ellum
"When It All Comes to This" (with Mark O'Sullivan) Apr 19, 2013 DJ-Kicks: Maceo Plex

Remixes[edit]

Year Artist Track Title
2010 Glimpse "Walk Tall"
2011 Azari & III "Manic"
Bazar "Hard to Find" Maceo Plex Funk Drop
DJ T. featuring Cari Golden "City Life"
Jin Choi "Half Baked" Maceo Plex Deep Remix
Maceo Plex Groove Remix
Laura Jones "Love In Me"
Maceo Plex "Your Style" Maceo Plex Re-Visit
Martin Dawson featuring NRG "Think About It"
2012 Jon Dasilva featuring Joi Cardwell "Love Somebody" Maceo Plex Bonus Tool
Maetrik "Walk Alone" Maceo Plex Revenge Mix
2013 Ali Love featuring Kali "Emperor" Maceo Plex Last Disco Remix
Azari & III "Manic" Maceo Plex Lost Version
Butch featuring Benjamin Franklin "Highbeams"
Eric Volta "Rez-Shifter"
Footprintz "Uncertain Change" Maceo Plex Reconception Remix
Good Guy Mikesh "Place of Love" MP Edit
Jaydee "Payback"
Lab Insect aka Nomenklatür "Oh Happy Day" Maceo Plex Edit
Mathias Schaffhäuser "Nice to Meet You"
Mattski "Escapism" Maceo Plex Conversation Remix
Murr featuring Rosina "Dive into the Deepest" MP Remix
S.A.M. "Nangijala" Maceo Plex Reggae Edit
Sound Stream "Love Jam" Maceo Plex Unofficial Remix
Visnadi "Racing Tracks" Indianapolis Drive Mix / Maceo Plex Edit
2014 Chelsea Wolfe "The Warden"
GusGus "Crossfade" Maceo Plex Mix
Odd Parents "Learn to Fly" Maceo 808 Dub
Maceo's Flight Home Remix
Röyksopp "Sordid Affair" Maceo Plex Mix
WhoMadeWho "Heads Above" Maceo Plex Dub
Maceo Plex Remix
2015 Joy Wellboy "The Magic" Maceo Plex & Shall Ocin Dub
Stephan Bodzin "Powers of Ten" Maceo Plex & Shall Ocin Remix
2016 Sailor & I "Black Swan" Maceo Plex Remix
2017 Dino Lenny "Shoot Me to the Sky" Maceo Plex Remix
Rebolledo "Discótico Pléxico" Maceo Plex Remix
Sefton "Stranded In Passion" Maceo Plex Remix

Unreleased edits and remixes[edit]

Year Artist Track Title
2011 Liberty City "That's What I Got" Maceo Plex Re-Edit
2012 Aphex Twin "Polynomial-C" Maceo Plex Edit
Depeche Mode "Policy of Truth" Maceo Plex Personal Edit
Jack Rabbit "Untitled" Maceo Plex Edit
Steve Reich & Coldcut "Music for 18 Musicians" Maceo Plex Remix
The Revenge featuring Danielle Moore "Just Be Good to Me" Maceo Plex Remix
2013 Kavinsky featuring Lovefoxxx "Nightcall" Maceo Plex Edit
The Rolling Stones "Heaven" Maceo Plex Re-Edit
2014 Archive "Again" Maceo Plex Remix
Jeanette Thomas "Shake Your Body" Maceo Plex Remix
Iron Curtain "The Condos" Maceo Plex Remix
The Smiths "How Soon Is Now?" Maceo Plex Remix
2015 Paul Hertzog "Triumph" (Bloodsport OST) Maceo Plex Remix
2016 Jan Hammer Crockett's Theme Maceo Plex Edit

Maetrik discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Quality Exertion (Treibstoff, 2002)
  • Casi Profundo (Treibstoff, 2005)
  • My Cyborg Depths (as Mariel Ito) (SCSI-AV, 2005)

Singles and extended plays[edit]

  • Connect (Treibstoff, 2001)
  • Bias Defiance EP (Chalant Music, 2002)
  • Entering The Cycle EP (Immigrant, 2002)
  • Maetrik / Brian Aneurysm - The Sober Scene (Iron Box Music, 2002)
  • Remote EP (Iron Box Music, 2002)
  • The Fall Out EP (Intrinsic Design, 2002)
  • Freaky Flow (Big Chief, 2003)
  • Echando Alma EP (Morris Audio Citysport Edition, 2003)
  • Force Feeling (Treibstoff, 2003)
  • My Specs (Treibstoff, 2003)
  • Being Used (Iron Box Music, 2004)
  • Tiny Destructor (Treibstoff, 2005)
  • Cologne And Back (Treibstoff, 2005)
  • The Prophecy (Tic Tac Toe Records, 2006)
  • Maetrik vs. Mariel Ito - Data Addict EP (Affected Music, 2006)
  • Aggravate Me (Stil Vor Talent, 2006)
  • Polygon Bug (Iron Box Music, 2007)
  • Transform EP (Regular, 2007)
  • Future Will Survive (Treibstoff, 2007)
  • Sexus (Regular, 2007)
  • Space Chronic EP (Mothership, 2008)
  • Hardwire EP (Iron Box Music, 2008)
  • Advanced Mechanics E.P. (Treibstoff, 2008)
  • They Love Terror E.P. (Treibstoff, 2009)
  • Melted Mind EP (Mothership, 2009)
  • Envy (Dumb-Unit, 2009)
  • Maetrik / Maceo Plex - Clubs EP (Resopal Schallware, 2009)
  • Choose Your System (Adam Beyer's Remix) (Treibstoff, 2009)
  • Gliding Blind E.P. (Audiomatique Recordings, 2010)
  • Simon Wish VS. Cruz + Lati / Maetrik Feat. Kule Runner - Dawn's Highway / Snorkel (Cocoon Recordings, 2010)
  • So Real (Dumb-Unit, 2010)
  • Unleash The Beast EP (Ellum Audio, 2012)
  • The Reason (Cocoon Recordings, 2012)
  • The Entity (Truesoul, 2012)
  • Return EP (Clash Lion, 2017)

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Burns, Todd L. (September 6, 2012). "Maceo Plex: Sleazy Rider". Resident Advisor. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/7833748/maceo-plex-interview-2017-solar-album