Max Chapman is no stranger to the underground house scene where he made his comeuppance. He has risen through the ranks to become a regular fixture at venues around the world, with appearances in the UK, across Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Canada to name a few locations.
He’s performed at well-known events and venues like Fabrik (Madrid), Tobacco Dock (London), Ushuaia (Ibiza) and many many more. Max’s first record was supported by BBC Radio 1 legend Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 which later led to the talented DJ/Producer’s very own Essential Mix for the UK’s biggest station, plus many more of his records receive pick-up on the station.
To date on Beatport - he has achieved four genre #1s, two overall #1s, seven top 10 releases, and fourteen top 20 releases, making him one of the most seasoned high performing Tech House artists of our generation.
Max recently combined with longtime friend and fellow producer George Smeddles for an undeniably catchy new single, ‘Shawty’, on Ultra Records. Featuring the iconic sample from K.P. & Envyi’s ‘Swing My Way’, it's an instant pass for the vibe check and will burn its way into your memory from the first play.
To celebrate his latest release, we asked Max to join us on our Hot Picks series:
Tom Demac - Crewcuts & Curls (Jamie Jones' Watercooler Remix)
This was the first record from JJ that I ever purchased and was a big inspiration to my early productions.
Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink (James Holden Remix)
This is my favourite piece of electronic music of all time.
Inner City - Big Fun (12" Remix)
This is the track that got me using strings in my own records.
Oxia - Whole Life
One of the first parties I started to go to was Fuse in London and this was played every week.
Tom Middleton - Penrose Steps
Love the trippy elevation of the baseline in this and I’ve never been able to remake anything like it!
The Martinez Brothers - H 2 Da Izzo
A classic from the bros that I like to drop every now and then to bring back good memories for myself and the dance floor.
Sebo K & Metro - Saxtrack (Reboot Twisted Fist Remix)
One of the best sax tracks in the business in my opinion!
Warren Clarke - 4 AM Wake Up
There’s a proper vinyl flavour to this record. It reminds me of parties at Bret in Amsterdam.
Mark Henning - Trojan
Everything you could possibly want in a bassline! That fat dirty Reece Bass!
Tom Demac - Critical Distance Pt. 2
Exceptional use of synthesis by one of my all time favourite producers.
Max Chapman & George Smeddles' 'Shawty' is out now on Ultra!