Him Self Her - Max Chapman

Max Chapman is a UK artist best known for his releases on labels like Hot Creations, Sola, Kaluki Musik and his own imprint Resonance Records.

His most recent release has been made in collaboration with George Smeddles, and came out recently on Mother Recordings sister label Superfett Records.

> For the people reading this who haven’t heard your music before, how would you describe your style, and the key elements that define it? 
I would say it was rolling house music with a techy edge.
> Your most recent release is on Mother Recordings sister label Superfett, is there a story behind how the release came to fruition? 
Myself and George got into the studio and i already had the vocal in mind, it was a vocal i had wanted to use since 2008 when i first heard it at Fuse London. the rest is history!
> The Superfett release was made in collaboration with George Smeddles, was this the first time you have worked together in the studio, and are there any plans to join forces again? 
No, its not the first time. Myself and George have work together constantly over the past few years and we also run Resonance Records together. 
> Could you talk us through the creative process of putting a track together, and list any specific equipment used to bring your sound to life? Is it any different when collaborating with another artist? 
I always start eith drums i the main focus is the percusion. i like the drums tl be very full. i then go to a vocal and pitch the percussion to suit the key of the vocal. I then put down a bassline and arrange it from there. nothing to out of the ordinary but its a simple and effective way to work.
> I understand you also run your own label Resonance Records, could you tell us a bit about that? 
We have just had a number 1 on beatport with George Smeddles – Start The Party and we have had some great artists release with us over the past few years like Solardo, Camelphat and heaps more. the label is constantly growing and we are launching a sister label called Low:Res on the 27th September.
> What’s lined up after your release on Superfett, do you have any festival gigs or big releases in the pipeline?
Yes i have played plenty of festivals this year like We Are Festival and Eastern Electrics and there are still more to come. I am going to to be releasing the debut EP on Low:Res 27th Septemeber 
> Could you give some advice or words of wisdom to any aspiring producers who might look to your music for inspiration? 
Work hard, be original and don’t copy what everybody else is doing musically!
> Thanks for taking the time to speak with us today, we like to finish our interviews with a couple of questions that are a little bit light hearted… without getting to personal, could you tell us something many don’t know about you? 
I love classical music and learning to play classical music on the guitar.
> You don’t need to mention names, but what’s the most “outrageous” thing you have ever seen happen in a club… was it something outrageously brilliant, like a blindfolded DJ mixing seamlessly and scratching with their elbows, or something outrageously cringe-worthy, like some embarrassing drunk person urinating on the dancefloor? 
I witnessed a mass murder by a cartel in Mexico. That was pretty horrendous! 
> Thanks for taking the time to speak with us, is there anything extra you want to add before we wrap up the conversation?
No I think we are done here! thanks for having me!

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