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
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
7.11.17
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
6.27.17
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
6.8.17
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
6.5.17
Features

20 Artists Pick Their Song of the Summer So Far

Zedd, Roman Flügel, Eclair Fifi, and more tell us what warm weather anthems they can't get enough of.
Corinne Przybyslawski
Max Mertens
5.3.17
Features

Jacques Greene Doesn't Want to Be the 40-Year-Old DJ in the Club

The Canadian producer discusses his debut LP and career longevity with Vincent Tsang, the art director of Montreal's coolest skate brand.
Max Mertens
3.21.17
Features

The 71-Year-Old Composer Behind the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Theme Song is Here for Your Memes

We talked to Luciano Michelini about how "Frolic" ended up on Larry David's beloved show, Björk, and more.
Max Mertens
3.9.17

How Today's Club Music is Influenced by Alt-Rock and Nu-Metal

A look at the electronic producers drawing inspiration from Evanescence, Korn, Linkin Park, and other oft-maligned groups.
Max Mertens
3.7.17
Features

Dear Festival Promoters, Please Stop with the Gimmicky Lineup Announcements

I don't give a damn about your crop circles or info-stealing online game, just tell me who's performing.
Max Mertens
3.2.17
thump mix

THUMP Mix: Alice Glass

We spoke to the former Crystal Castles frontwoman about shoplifting CDs, Trump's presidency, and her long-awaited solo album.
Max Mertens
2.27.17
Features

Dâm-Funk on Funk Pioneer Junie Morrison: "His Spirit Was So Unique and Interesting"

The West Coast artist pays tribute to the late Parliament-Funkadelic member with a career-spanning playlist.
Max Mertens
2.23.17
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