Max Mertens

Max Mertens is the editor of THUMP Canada.

Noisey

Wu-Tang Clan Is for the Ravers

The New York rap kings took to techno's biggest stage at Movement Festival in Detroit—highlighting their influence on generations of dance music producers too.
Max Mertens
6.8.18
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AC Slater Enlists Tchami and Rome Fortune for Slinky Collab "Dealer"

Watch the video for the first single from the LA producer's forthcoming album 'Outsiders.'
Max Mertens
7.11.17
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Tainted Drugs at Music Festivals a Major Concern for Canadians: VICE Survey

Over 4,600 people responded to our questionnaire about substance use and harm reduction at concerts.
Max Mertens
7.10.17
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Tainted Drugs at Music Festivals a Major Concern for Canadians: VICE Survey

Over 4,600 people responded to our questionnaire about substance use and harm reduction at concerts.
Max Mertens
7.10.17
Features

"Mobb Deep's Influence is Undeniable:" A-Trak Remembers Prodigy

The Fool's Gold founder discusses working with the late rapper and the New York duo's impact on hip-hop.
Max Mertens
6.26.17
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Vince Staples' New Album Features Flume, SOPHIE, GTA, and More

The Long Beach rapper's sophomore LP 'Big Fish Theory' is out now.
Max Mertens
6.23.17
Features

Eight Artist-Curated Playlists to Ease Your Summer Soundtrack Woes

Whether you're cracking open a cold one or planning a road-trip, we've got you covered.
Max Mertens
6.7.17
Features

Ableton Co-Founder: “We Need a Revolution in Music Education”

Technology must be accessible to the next generation of artists, Gerhard Behles says.
Max Mertens
6.2.17
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Lunice Returns with Full Throttle New Single "Mazerati"

Hear the minimalist first track from the Montreal producer's long-awaited debut album 'CCCLX.'
Max Mertens
6.2.17
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Tona's New Mix Pays Tribute to His Latin Roots and Favourite Olympic Athlete

Hear a half hour of blistering baile funk, dembow, and reggaeton from the Toronto-based DJ and producer.
Max Mertens
5.30.17
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Doldrums Let Their Freak Flag Fly on 'Tweakers V' Mix

Ahead of a new album, frontman Airick Woodhead shares 50 minutes of Montreal-centric industrial noise, techno, and more.
Max Mertens
5.24.17
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Calvin Harris Keeps the Summer Hits "Rollin" with Future and Khalid Collab

Hear another track from the producer's upcoming fifth LP 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.'
Max Mertens
5.12.17
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