Thursday March 11th 2004
City Limits Nightclub and Dj VanDeBelle present
An evening with Max Graham(worldwidemanagment/www.alliancemusicgroup.com)
with special guests:
Dj VanDeBelle(Surreal/Knothole)Vs Dj Rhinox(http://www.Djrhinox.com/Surreal)
these two will be getting the night started with a 3 hour 2×4 that is sure to get the party rockin. This is the first time these two done this so get ready for some new tricks.
In 2001, as Kinetic records announced they chose the relatively unknown Max Graham to mix the fourth installment of the Transport mix CD, the music industry listened.
Following such heavy hitters as Paul Oakenfold, Dave Ralph and Sandra Collins, this subsequent mixed CD proved that Kinetic saw early talent in this artist. The glowing reviews supported the label’s intuition.
That year saw Max hit #23 in the coveted DJ Magazine Top 100 – the highest new entry. While Nick Warren proclaimed Max was going to be a worldwide success after hearing just a taste of his production work, Paul Oakenfold himself called and invited the artist to join him on tour dates through the US to Ibiza after hearing him play just once.
Max’s original songs have been chosen to grace the mix CDs of the best in the business, including Tiesto and former tour-mate Oakenfold. ‘Airtight’ was #1 on the coveted Balance pool chart and nominated for a Juno Award – the Canadian version of the Grammy. He’s remixed for Hooj Choons, Delerium, Uberzone and many others.
On the performance side, Max has made an impression on a global scale. Pumping melodic progressive to chunky bassline house, Max knows how to get the hands in the air without going down the traditional roads. “I love to play anything that has energy and commands attention, a lot of music can get boring quickly, I need a sound that keeps moving and changing over the night”. Holding impressive stylistic diversity – his unique style of mixing and scratching has become a worldwide trademark with regular gigs in Asia, Australia, Europe and residencies with Spundae in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In addition, Max’s bimonthly SHINE Residency at System Soundbar in Toronto and Aria in Montreal has been gaining momentum since its inception, playing 8 and 10 hour sets respectively over one weekend. In fact – the night is so hot that this Friday/Saturday double-header regularly sees clubbers driving and flying from such far places as Calgary, Vermont and Chicago for both consecutive nights – anything to experience the magic Max lays down over his extended sets. Now that’s dedication!
2004 sees the release of SHINE the mix CD (January) as well as some original material on Max’s new imprint Shinemusic. “Branching into a label has always been something I’ve wanted to do – I come across so much amazing unsigned material that I want to see in a good home, this label means a lot to me”
This is an 18 + over show
doors open at 7
do not get stuck outside. Crystal Method sold out quickly!!!
presales available soon at City Limits