A DJ going on 13 years, Max Ulis was first inspired by the sounds of house, trip hop, and early drum and bass. With the formation of Vancouver’s Lighta! Sound and the success of New Form’s Dubforms parties headed by Malcolm Levy and Michael Red, Max gained ground as one of North America’s first dubstep DJs. Over the past two years Max has shifted his focus away from dubstep, coming full circle with his music to reintroduce elements of his first loves, house and techno.
Max’s music has been played by notable performers such as Addison Groove, XI, Joe Nice, Starkey, Breakage and Stereotyp and he has shared the stage
with a who’s who of contemporary dance music. Artists such as DJ Krush, Skream, Benga, Hatcha, The Bug, Breakage, XI, DJG, DJ Vadim, The Mad
Professor, Salva, Eprom, Remarc, Calibre, Falty DL, Machinedrum, Joker, Caspa, Julio Bashmore, and Roska to name a few.
To quote Resident Advisor’s Andrew Ryce, “Max Ulis’ increasingly diverse output could hardly be described with any one term, but it’s all united by an extremely spare and dry aesthetic. Stripped back, pitch black, and stark, he strikes an enviable balance meshing the dark with the dance floor.”
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