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MAX CHAPMAN

MAX CHAPMAN

2011年、UKで最も有名なDJの一人Pete TongがBBCラジオで彼のデビュー曲をプレイしたこと
により、Max Chapmanはアンダーグラウンドハウス・シーンへの仲間入りを果たした。2018
年にDJアワードの「ブレイクスルーDJ賞」を受賞したのを機に、プロデューサーとしてもツ
アーDJとしても途轍もない人気を博している。彼の完璧な楽曲と暖かな人柄は多くの著名DJに
愛されており、今後世界的に大活躍を見せるDJとして支持されている。 2016年、彼の楽曲
「Body Jack」が発売からわずか10日間でBeatportのTech House部門で首位を獲得、さらに数
日後には全ジャンル含めたランキングでも首位を獲得し、elrowなどイビザを代表するビッグ
フェスティバルでのアンセムとなった。2017年、Jamie Jonesのレーベルからリリースした2
作目の楽曲「La Fiesta」もBeatportチャートで1位を記録。この出来事はDJとしてのキャリア
形成に大きく貢献した出来事となり、FFRR、Virgin EMI、Relief、Solá、Toolroom、
NONSTOPなどの大手レコード会社より楽曲をリリースする機会を導いた。クラブ向けの楽曲
だけではなく、デビューアルバム『Catch Me If You Can』は音楽性がありMixmagやDJ Magな
どの音楽メディアからも高く評価された。
過去18ヶ月間はアメリカ、南米、カナダなど世界中を周りショーやツアーを開催した。ロンド
ンのFabricなどのクラブはもちろん、 アルプスのSnowboxx、アリゾナのGoldrush Festival、サ
ンディエゴのCRSSD Festival、マンチェスターのPark Lifeなど世界中の主要音楽フェスティバ
ルに出演、今年の夏にはelrowと並ぶイビザ島のビッグイベント「Paradise」に出演、常に最先
端の音を鳴らすクラブとして知られるイビザの有名箱DC10でDJデビューを果たした。Adam
Beyer、Riva Starr、Steve Lawler、Jamie Jones、Richy Ahmed、Hot Since 82、Loco Dice、
Matthias Tanzmann、Pete Tong、Nic Fanculliなど多くのビッグDJらがMaxを支持しており、
彼が世界で最も成功しているDJになる日は近い。
In 2011, Max Chapman burst onto the underground house scene when his first record was
supported by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. In 2018, his hard work since that day was recognized
at the DJ Awards when he won the ‘Breakthrough’ category following seven years of hard graft
and success both as a producer and as a touring DJ. Known for his flawless productions and an
infectious personality that has seen him become an industry favourite, Max Chapman is on the
cusp of global success and ready to take his career to the next level.
In 2016, Max’s track ‘Body Jack’ on elrow climbed the Beatport Tech House reaching the top
spot after just 10 days of being released. It then went on to claim the overall number 1 across all
genres a few days later. His second Beatport #1 followed in 2017 with ‘La Fiesta’ which was
released on Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations imprint – a milestone in any DJ’s career and a seal of
approval that set up successful releases on FFRR, Virgin EMI, Relief, Solá, Toolroom,
NONSTOP and more. Not only a master of club weapons, his debut album ‘Catch Me If You
Can’ on MadTech was given a 9/10 from Mixmag and DJ Mag, as well as hitting number 10 in
the Beatport chart.
The last 18 months have seen Max hit shows and tours across Europe, North America, South
America and Canada at venues and events like Goldrush Festival, CRSSD Festival, Parklife,
Hideout, Snowboxx and Fabric. This summer, his Ibiza shows included a debut at DC10 for
Paradise as well as shows with Elrow and ABODE at Amnesia, Solardo Sounds at Hi, and
Cuckoo Land at Ibiza Rocks. In 2016 he ticked a huge industry box with a set at Lost Beach
club in Ecuador, as part of the Boiler Room network, which was the first ever Boiler Room in
Ecuador and was streamed worldwide to thousands of people.
Alongside his own DJ career, Max runs his label, Resonance Records. Utilising his resources,
the label has since blossomed into a respected platform for the finest underground house music
which has seen releases from the likes of CamelPhat, Solardo, wAFF, Richy Ahmed, Detlef,
Mark Jenkyns, George Smeddles and more.
With so much happening for the rising talent right now, it’s easy to see why people like Adam
Beyer, Riva Starr, Steve Lawler, Jamie Jones, Richy Ahmed, Hot Since 82, Loco Dice, Matthias
Tanzmann, Pete Tong, Nic Fanculli and many more of the biggest names in the business aresupporting everything Max Chapman does. If 2018 is the breakthrough year, expect 2019 to well and truly cement him as one of the industry’s biggest success stories.