Interview: Max Chapman and His Musical Journey

319639_310100862432208_397297309_nEnglish DJ, Max Chapman, has been making a name for himself in underground music. His first debut track aired on the Pete Tong show on BBC Radio 1, and since then, Chapman has been making and releasing a variety of music, from electronic club music to house.

“When I was about 20, I visited my friend’s house and his house-mate had music coming out from his room. It was crystal clear and really subby, which is what caught my attention, so I had to go take a look. At first I thought he was mixing, but to my surprise, he had a little studio in his bedroom. He had a little midi keyword, some monitors and a little midi drum pad. When I asked what it all was, I couldn’t believe he was making music in his bedroom,” says Chapman.


As of today, Chapman has been touring a lot and playing in different clubs around the world. He’s been playing in Mexico, United States, South America, Australia, and everywhere in Europe, including the UK. “I am so busy! I’ve never had so many gigs, and I’m really excited for this year. I have a residency at Sankeys in Ibiza for Magna Carta, which is a massive London-based brand and also gigs all up and down the country and in every corner of the globe,” he says. “There’s a lot of new music too, I have 3 EPs coming out in the next few months and different remixes coming out throughout the year.”

Chabe: Can you talk a little bit more about your record label? How and when did you start Resonance Records?

Max Chapman: Resonance Records opened in March 2012, started by me and two friends. It started as a platform where we would release our music, as the industry was tough. It wasn’t long before we went our separate ways, and it’s now just me in control of the label, although we are still very close. The first few releases were so successful that we were getting regular support and features from Beatport, and it basically snowballed from there. Now we have a bunch of artists that are up there with the best, and we’re still rapidly growing. The next few releases are absolutely huge!


Even though Chapman plays all types of music genres his favorite ones to play are between tech house and house. “…but if I had to choose, it would be tech house. I like to play tracks from artists like Waff, Leftwing & Kody, Dale Howard, Detlef, and that sort of vibe,” he says. However, he does like to listen to everything, and one of his favorite artists at the moment is Detlef. “His stuff is sick!,” remarks Chapman.

You can find Chapman in different clubs around the world: The Warehouse Project, Space, Fabric, Pacha, Ministry of Sound, and many more. Max Chapman’s new EP from Lost Records is out now! For more info on Chapman, visit his website here.