Max Mertens

Max Mertens is the editor of THUMP Canada.

Features

NOLIFE Is the Frank Ocean-Endorsed Producer Bridging Hardcore and Musique Concrète

We talked to New York artist Sean Engvold about how isolation and urban environments inspired his latest EP.
Max Mertens
4.3.17
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The A-Z Guide to Every Song Sampled on Drake's 'More Life'

From a biker gang doc to 'Sonic the Hedgehog,' an in-depth look at the Canadian rapper's sprawling playlist.
Max Mertens
3.25.17
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The Weeknd's Mysterious Producer Prince 85 Made Us a Mix of French Electro and Hip-Hop

The Parisian beatmaker cooks up 46 minutes of trap bruisers, 90s big beat, and sinister synth instrumentals.
Max Mertens
2.17.17
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HEALTH Dial Up "L.A. Looks" in a Sleazy, Late Night Public Access TV Commercial

A highlight from the group's 2015 album 'Death Magic' gets a retro hotline-inspired video.
Max Mertens
11.27.16
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Listen to DJ Q's Walloping Bassline Edit of Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles"

The UK garage producer takes on the American hip-hop duo's chart-topping, Gucci Mane-featuring single.
Max Mertens
11.23.16
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Listen to The Weeknd and Daft Punk's Second Collaboration "I Feel It Coming" Now

The Toronto R&B singer's third studio album 'Starboy' comes out Nov. 25 via XO/Republic Records.
Max Mertens
11.21.16
Features

10 Ambient and Classical Records That Shaped CFCF and Jean-Michel Blais’ Music

From Alice Coltrane to a 70s Polish symphony, the Montreal artists share some of their favourite albums.
Max Mertens
11.16.16
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Harrison's "Checkpoint Titanium" Video is a Gritty Tribute to Detroit's Fighting Spirit

Take a tour of the Motor City's boxing gyms in the Toronto producer's latest visual.
Max Mertens
11.11.16
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Listen to a Trove of Rare Caribou Releases on Bandcamp Right Now

The Canadian musician shared three previously tour-only CDs and two from the Caribou Vibration Ensemble.
Max Mertens
11.7.16
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Listen to OVO's Favourite Texas Producer Eric Dingus' Smoked Out Halloween Mix

The Dream Sequence Records founder gives us 32 minutes of hazy rap edits and plenty of ghostly instrumentals.
Max Mertens
10.31.16
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THUMP Mix: Harrison

Fresh off the release of his debut album, the Toronto producer delivers a funky soundtrack for your weekly poker night.
Max Mertens
10.20.16
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Hallelujah! A Leonard Cohen Techno Remix Exists and It's Perfect

Hear Berlin producer Paul Kalkbrenner's rework of the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter's latest single "You Want It Darker."
Max Mertens
10.9.16
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