Max E Groove

Max E Groove

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I began Djing when I was 18 at weddings, birthdays and private functions together with my nephew (Razz Rolling Rinsing) as Maximum Force. We later began playing out at various Bhangra and drum n bass parties. I stopped Djing for a couple of years as the scene that we were in had began to get a dark and uncomfortable vibe.

In December 1993 I moved to Holland where I got into a totally different scene HOUSE hit me full on in the face and I was hooked. I started buying records again got myself a few spots in local Amsterdam clubs and bars. In 1995 myself and a friend (Dj Gino) were asked if we would like to do a mixed CD for a local label RW records. We recorded the cd ‘HOT WEEKEND AMSTERDAM’ as the Funky Fakirs. The launch party was in Amnesia (Ibiza) in the same summer and then later in the same year we performed at Space.

Upon returning from Ibiza I got a residency in one of Amsterdam’s largest bar/coffee shops The Grasshopper. Playing 4 nights a week from Thursday till Sunday with a mix of Deep funky housey sets on Thursdays and Sundays and Club, Trance and Hard House sets on Fridays and Saturdays, thus developing a taste for all kinds of house music and becoming a very diverse Dj. I was resident Dj at The Grasshopper for Two and half years.

I also started up my own club night, HOUSE OF BOUNCE together with long time buddy Scott Mac where we performed as THE DANGEROUS BROTHERS playing upfront club and Hard House, performing with the hottest names in Holland. As well as our own successful club nights I began to get bookings at venues all over Holland playing at venues like the IT, Escape, Hemkade, Mazzo, De Schuur, The Opera, Liquid, (Holland) to name but a few.

We also promoted a truck at the Rotterdam Dance Parade two years in a row and played the main stage at the end parties. In the summer of 2000 we had a truck at the Summer Dance Parade in Den Haag where I also played the last two hours of the end party on the main stage to 10,000 people.

I have been playing for the last 8 years each year on Queensday (the dutch queens birthday) at THE OTHER PLACE official coffee shop of the Hells Angels Amsterdam; it boasts a 10k sound system on the canal in the middle of the red light area. Entertaining over 4000 people and displaying their awesome collection of Harley’s and giving free boat rides on the Amsterdam canals. Seeing is believing. As well as doing the rounds in Holland I have been out to play in Indonesia twice. And also did a tour of Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung and Bali. I held a residency in a club in Israel-Hayotzer (The Creator) where I perform once a month. I have just completed a track for the club, which has been licensed to a big Dutch label. In June of 2001 I played at AFTER HOUR POWER LA @ Club Avalon GodsKitchen (LA), The Palace & The Garage. July 2002 I was back to the US to play at Baby’s Nightclub in Las Vegas and again at The Palace in Hollywood. In March of 2002 I played in Kiev at Club Ultra.

I am currently in negotiation with the club to set up my own night bringing the UK sound to the Ukraine starting in June called ‘LONDONS CALLING’ bringing upcoming Dj talents to club Ultra and other outdoor events. I also played at another ‘HOT WEEKEND’ party in Rio De Janeiro which is the build up to another CD launch in the same series, this party was in a samba school with 3 dance arena’s and I was playing the main arena.

I have also played at party’s at the Berlin Love Parade four years running ’98, ’99, 00 & 2001. Occasionally doing gigs in Benidorm (Amnesia) ’99 & 2000. I have been producing my own tracks in Holland together with two different producers in two studios. I have released two tracks with Rhythm Import label in Holland- Grooves of All Grooves-as Max-E-Groove (Fresh Flavour 008) (reached 12 in the dutch dance charts and stayed in the top 30 for 8 weeks) and WATERG8-as RUFFGROOVE (Move the Crowd 023).

Since moving to London I have been involved in a few studio projects as well as playing in London for promoters of Twisted, Knowwhere, Heat, Cookies and Cream, Slinky but to mention a few. I was also resident for Knowwhere @ The Fridge in Brixton and Heaven together with Paul Brooksby as Funk-A-Tronic. Playing our own brand of funky pumpin groovey tech house.

In 2003 I played out in Kiev Club Ultra again and OPIUM. I also played in Barcelona and in 2004 I be performed on the Caribbean Island of Curacao. While back in London I have had residencies at various clubs on the Isle Of Wight and played main stage at The white air extreme sports festival to a crowd of 3000 extreme sports fans and tore the roof off. Since 2009 I have had my weekly show The Lunchout on Image Radio based in London. Playing the Freshest in Deep, Tribal Funked up Tech house & A monthly show A Break From The Norm where I indulge my tastes in Electro Booty Breakz & Breakbeats. More recently after winning a residency with the world famous Phonetic Recordings I have been playing at their monthly & Bi-Monthly partys at Mcqueen in Shoreditch & Pacha (London). Since The middle of December 2012 I have made the move to Passion Live formerly known as Passion FM. The show has been getting lots of support from all over the world with more listeners tuning in each week.

Same time same day BRAND NEW STATION

I have had the privilege to play some of London’s best clubs like Egg, Ministry Of sound, Electric Brixton, Lightbox, Fire, Area & Pacha. For Promotors such as Seamless & Space (Boat Parties), Connected, Key Of Life, Promised Land, Momentum, Curiosity Club, Get Greedy, Deep Motion, Casa Loco, For The Love Of Classic House, Big Vibes Warehouse Events & there’s loads more in the pipeline.

There's so many things that I've probably forgotten to mention but as u see I have been a busy bod!


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