Max E Groove
I began Djing when I was 18 at weddings, birthdays and private functions together with my nephew as Maximum Force. We later began playing out at various Bhangra and drum’n’bass parties. I stopped Djing for a couple of years as the scene that we were in had began to get a dark and uncomfortable vibe.
In December 1993 I moved to Holland where I got into a totally different scene HOUSE hit me full on in the face and I was hooked. I started buying records again got myself a few spots in local Amsterdam clubs and bars.
In 1995 myself and a friend (Dj Gino) were asked if we would like to do a mixed CD for a local label RW records. We recorded the cd ‘HOT WEEKEND AMSTERDAM’ as the Funky Fakirs. The launch party was in Amnesia (Ibiza) in the same summer and then later in the same year we performed at Space.
Upon returning from Ibiza I got a residency in one of Amsterdam’s largest bar/coffee shops The Grasshopper. Playing 4 nights a week from Thursday till Sunday with a mix of Deep funky housey sets on Thursdays and Sundays and Club, Trance and Hard House sets on Fridays and Saturdays, thus developing a taste for all kinds of house music and becoming a very diverse Dj.
I was resident Dj at The Grasshopper for Two and half years.
I also started up my own club night, HOUSE OF BOUNCE together with long time buddy Scott Mac where we performed as THE DANGEROUS BROTHERS playing upfront club and Hard House, performing with the hottest names in Holland.
As well as our own successful club nights I began to get bookings at venues all over Holland playing at venues like the IT, Escape, Hemkade, Mazzo, De Schuur, The Opera, Liquid, (Holland) to name but a few. We also promoted a truck at the Rotterdam Dance Parade two years in a row and played the main stage at the end parties. Last year we had a truck at the Summer Dance Parade in Den Haag where I also played the last two hours of the end party on the main stage to 10,000 people.
I have been playing for the last 4 years each year on Queensday (the dutch queens birthday) at THE OTHER PLACE official coffee shop from the Hells Angels Amsterdam; it boasts a 10k sound system on the canal in the middle of the red light area. Entertaining over 4000 people and displaying their awesome collection of Harley’s and giving free boat rides on the Amsterdam canals. Seeing is believing.
As well as doing the rounds in Holland I have been out to play in Indonesia twice. And am doing a tour of Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali.
I had a residency in a club in Israel-Hayotzer (The Creator) where I perform once a month. I have just completed a track for the club, which has been licensed to a big Dutch label.
In June of 2001 I played at AFTER HOUR POWER LA (see attached pictures). Or visit afterhourradio.com to hear live Dj sets and see pictures. Also in July 2002 I was back to the US to play at Baby’s Nightclub in Las Vegas and again at The Palace in Hollywood.
In March of 2002 I played in Kiev at Club Ultra. I am currently in negotiation with the club to set up my own night bringing the UK sound to the Ukraine starting in June called ‘LONDONS CALLING’ bringing upcoming Dj talents to club Ultra and other outdoor events.
I also played at another ‘HOT WEEKEND’ party in Rio De Janeiro which is the build up to another CD launch in the same series, this party was in a samba school with 3 dance arena’s and I was playing the main arena.
I have also played at party’s at the Berlin Love Parade four years running ’98, ’99, 00 & 2001. Occasionally doing gigs in Benidorm (Amnesia) ’99 & 2000.
I have been producing my own tracks in Holland together with two different producers in two studios. I have released two tracks with Rhythm Import label in Holland- Grooves of All Grooves-as Max-E-Groove (Fresh Flavour 008) (reached 12 in the dutch dance charts and stayed in the top 30 for 8 weeks) and WATERG8-as RUFFGROOVE (Move the Crowd 023).
Since moving to London I have been involved in a few studio projects as well as playing in London for promoters of Twisted, Knowwhere, Heat, Cookies and Cream, Slinky but to mention a few.
I was also resident for Knowwhere @ The Fridge in Brixton and Heaven together with Paul Brooksby as Funk-A-Tronic. Playing our own brand of funky pumpin groovey tech house.
In 2003 I played out in Kiev Club Ultra again and OPIUM. I also played in Barcelona and in 2004 I will be performing on the Caribbean Island of Curacao.
While back in London I have had residencies at various clubs on the Isle Of Wight and played main stage at The white air extreme sports festival to a crowd of 3000 extreme sports fans and tore the roof off.
Since 2009 I have had my weekly show Deep Tech Sessions Playing the Freshest in Deep, Tribal Funked up Tech house. With many gigs all over London.
My show was every Friday 6pm uk on London’s Most Wanted (LMW) sister station to the infamous Amsterdam’s Most Wanted (AMW) As from June 2019 I’m bringing my show to UKRaw London every other Saturday 2-4pm
Since March of 2016 I’ve been back out playing my 2nd Home country holland. A couple of live sets at AMW sister station to LMW (London Live’s new name). Where you Can catch me on air whenever I visit my Amsterdam family. Kingsday for the Odisea boys on board the Moby King in amsterdam, the open air festival, europride, club Nl, Trance Nation at Bloemendaal and that’s just a few. I also performed at several venues around Amsterdam at ADE 2018 and will be back in 2019