Bass player and vocalist Maya Vik gets low with her sexy funk/disco sound, her steamy vocals, and thumping bass lines. Winner of the Norwegian Grammy for ‘Best Pop Group’ with her previous band Montée and voted ‘Norway’s Most Beautiful Woman’ by fashion magazine, Elle Mann, Maya has been hard at work writing, recording, performing, and keeping her sights set on the USA.
After going solo in 2011 and releasing two albums and an EP, Maya Vik is currently sitting on a trove of jams set for release. Her latest release, “Beyond The Basics" is a blend of soon to be classics, including the infectious, single, “Y.M.D. (Young Michael Douglas)” produced by nu-disco DJ/producer, Lindstrøm. Maya also worked with producer William Idap (Nico and Vinz’s, massive hit “Am I Wrong,") to craft the inspirational anthem “Fighter”. Meanwhile, producer Pat Lukens brought Maya back to the 1980s with the sound that became a key ingredient in her funk oriented live shows.
Playing live, Maya was once the bassist in Savoy fronted by A-ha’s Paul Waaktaar-Savoy. With her band, she has opened for artists from Dâm-Funk to Lenny Kravitz and has toured Japan, Russia, Holland, Germany and also the US including a month-long residency at Pianos, NYC.
COMPLEX says,-"Norwegian bass player/vocalist Maya Vik drops an inspiration video for an equally inspiring track, "Fighter" produced by William Idap, off of her forthcoming EP, Beyond The Basics. An anthem for strength and perseverance, "Fighter" gets a stunning visual treatment with Maya taking to the ring to show her strengths as a young Ivan Drago from Rocky IV. With lines like, "It's time to woman up/When I look back gonna feel like looking down/On the walls that I've shattered and the fears that I've battled down now," it's easy to relate with her vision."
PEREZ HILTON says,-"Blast from the past!!!! Maya Vik's Totally Right is totally awesome!!! The song is brand new, but it's taking us back to 1989 circa Kylie Minogue. Yes, the golden days of Stock Aitken Waterman! This song was either produced by them or is clearly a loving homage! And we love it! Prepare to be transported to a more carefree and fab time above!"
REVOLT.TV says,-"Norwegian bass player/vocalist Maya Vik is toting a fresh brand of sexy funk with her steamy set of soft-spoken vocals and implanted blend of electric bubble-gum bass. Debuting with a playful mash-up of reminiscent touches derived from disco and R&B, her EP, Beyond The Basics, is a soundscape introducing a curated quirk of high-pitched elements. Her Lindstrøm-produced single "Y.M.D.," short for "Young Michael Douglas," has an untouchable sparkle of airy synths that will leave a smile on your face or bump your workout mix to overgrind."