MAXX (short for MAX-imum X-tasy) is a '90s Eurodance duo act formed in Berlin, Germany in 1993 by music executive David Brunner
(aka The Hitman (3)
) and music producer Jürgen Wind
(aka George Torpey
). During MAXX' initial two-year run (1993-1995), the act itself went through noticeable changes with its female lead singers. The single "Get-A-Way" featured vocals by rapper Gary B.
(aka Boris Köhler
) and singer Samira Besic
. For unknown reasons, Besic did not participate further in MAXX beyond recording vocals for the first single. In Besic's place for the accompanying music video was dancer-model Alice Montana (aka Eliz Yavuz
). Montana lip-synced Besic's vocals for the accompanying music video and was falsely advertised as the voice behind the single. After an intense search in Germany for an official replacement for Besic, singer-songwriter Linda Meek
was discovered and brought into the act early in 1994. By mid-1994, the group had become famous throughout Europe for their creative mixture of ragga style rap, female singing and distinctive dancefloor beats. Their successful run was, however, short-lived and the group abruptly disbanded in late 1995.
22 years after the breakup, MAXX officially announced their return to live performing via their official website. The duo act is now fronted by original MAXX vocalist Linda Meek (since then known as Elyse G. Rogers
or just Elyse) and Brighton-based rapper/singer Elijah MC (aka Elijah Locke).