Born in London but raised in Canada, Max Graham is a well known name to both Canadian and International dance music fans. From his early days learning his craft at Atomic nightclub in Ottawa to his current tour schedule that includes over 65 countries to date. This DJ/Producer has left his mark in a big way. With his Prog Trance classic “Airtight” (2001) Which was nominated for a “Juno” award in Canada. His monster 80’s hit “Owner of a lonely heart” (2005) and his diverse artist album “Radio” (2010) Graham has shown time and again that he has a knack for melody, for drive and for emotion.
First noticed by Paul Oakenfold and Nick Warren, then quickly snapped up by Hope Recordings, Graham was well on his way. In 2001 He mixed the fourth installment of the legendary Transport series and won highest new entry in the DJMag poll with #23.
In 2004 he released a prog/electro smash called “Crank” that was a beatport #1 as well as an emotional dance track entitled “I Know You’re Gone” with vocalist Jessica Riddle. 2005 saw the release of a Cheeky bootleg of “Owner of a Lonely Heart” that went top 10 on the UK Pop Charts.
Graham has now evolved into a tastemaker in his own right with his labels ShineMusic and Re*brand which have both partnered up with powerhouse Dutch label Armada. Through these labels Graham has reached the entire planet with his brand of energetic and emotional dance music.
Graham’s first solo album “RADIO” was released in 2010 on the strength of the monster vocal hits “Sun in the Winter” and “Nothing Else Matters” that, after ten years of producing, showed that the man still has what it takes to get people moving and feeling through music. Along with the pumping house the album also showed that Graham has a wider creativity with a selection of chill and downtempo tracks.
Cycles is another of Graham’s brands. Primarily a weekly two hour radio show The first double cd came out in 2008, the second in 2010 and the Third in fall 2011. The Cycles cd’s are a reflection of Max as a DJ, one who understands how to program a night, how to fuse different styles of music into a story that makes sense, the often overused cliche of “journey” fits well here.
Also in 2011 and you’ll find the release of “F.Y.C.” a tech trance stormer featured on Markus Schulz’s “Space Ibiza” compilation and Max’s next bomb “So Caught Up” with Neev Kennedy Released on his own label Re*brand. So Caught Up has received multiple plays on the biggest radio show’s in the world such as ASOT and TATW as well as being featured on Armin Van Buuren’s cd “A State of Trance 2011”. Along with these moving studio productions Max is more than at home In the Dj Booth. When Max plays he shows an enthusiasm for the crowd he’s performing for with interaction and energy that’s infectious. He plays a signature brand of dance music that, while containing primarily Trance and Progressive, is by no means closed to great music from all genres. His sets have rocked over 65 countries in his illustrious career and show no signs of slowing down
Graham is never one to stick to a single style of easily marketable music but rather follows his own path of finding great tracks from so many different genres. At one of his sets or on his Radio show you’ll hear House, Trance, Progressive and even Techno but if you let go and trust you’ll have the night of your life.