Mizz Maxine (Melanie Maxine Doucet) has been gaining recognition as one of NB’s divas on the decks since she started out in 1999. Having caught the funk bug after moving from northern New Brunswick to live with some of the Maritimes’ best DJs in 1998 (David Anthony, Dale Manette, The Magic Friend), this proved to be an infectious learning experience for her as an aspiring DJ and ever since she has been enthralled by the world of electronic music. Mizz Maxine made her debut at the classic ‘Quake’ parties in Moncton, N.B, and draws inspiration from artists such as Daft Punk, Cassius, MSTRKRFT, Justice, Digitalism, The Black Ghosts, The Twelves, Olav Basoski, Dimitri from Paris, Miguel Migs, Fort Knox Five, and her vinyl sisters from Atlantic Canada, such as SoundSyster, Sugar, and Claire.
She headlined her first party at Saint John’s “Melt” in Spring of 2003 alongside her partner in crime, Dj Sugar, and has been playing at various major festivals, events, and club nights ever since, including the Evolve Festival 2004-2009, the Sunseekers Festival 2008, the PEI Shoreline Festival 2004, Reflexions Cabaret and The Marquee/Paragon Theatre in Halifax, Club Velvet and Club Pearl in Montreal, Level 2 Lounge in Edmonton, The PussyCat Lounge in Red Deer, regular rotation with Ultrasound @ Fusion Afterhours 2004-2006, a monthly residence at Feels Good Thursdays at the Phoenix in Fredericton, Saint John’s Club Nitro, the Paramount Lounge and Club Rouge in Moncton on numerous occasions to name a few, and made her Hollywood debut at Club Arena’s Boom Boom Room in Los Angeles in November 2008. Throughout the years she has graced the decks alongside international names such as Jay West, Hatiras, Myagi, Sydney Blu, Mark Farina and the Phat Conductor amongst many others, and has also toured with renowned bands such as King Sunshine and local favorites Weak Size Fish. Mizz Maxine is also a member of one of the most well-renowned Dj collective in the Maritimes, Ultrasound Collective, and has contributed to many of its events, and has recently joined Big City Nights based out of Halifax as their first female DJ roster member.
Mizz Maxine’s eclectic style, though grounded in house, has evolved throughout the years and always keeps changing, from Deep House beats to Funky Breakbeats, Disco, Italo Disco, French Electro to classic 70’s funk, 80s music and indie rock, this energetic girl knows how to rock the stage with enthusiasm and always thrives on the pure funkiness that underlines her style.