Max Mertens

Max Mertens is the editor of THUMP Canada.

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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
7.13.17
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, and GTA

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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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
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
5.2.17
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Joel Eel Loses Himself to Dance in the "아주 좋은 사람 (Very Good Person)" Video

Watch the Korean-Canadian producer shimmy through a Mexico City apartment building.
Max Mertens
4.28.17
Features

‘Game of Thrones’ Has Nothing on this Fire-Breathing Dragon Burning Man Bus

We talked to the creators behind the metallic mutant vehicle.
Max Mertens
4.17.17
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Kaytranada Wins 2017 Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year

Other Canadian winners this weekend included Grimes, A Tribe Called Red, and the Weeknd.
Max Mertens
4.3.17
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