Max Durante

Max Durante

Real Name:
Massimiliano Durante
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Italian techno / electro DJ, producer and label owner, born in Rome and based in Berlin since 2014.

He started DJ career in 1986 after experience in a private local radio station in Rome. Since 1987 he began to work in clubs mixing electro and underground music especially acid house, new beat, EBM and electro/freestyle of Brooklyn.
In October 1991 Max Durante and D'Arcangelo brothers have organized Plus 8 Rave in Rome with special guests as Cybersonik, F.U.S.E. and Speedy J. It is still mentioned as one of the most important Italian rave parties of early 90s. In 1991 he started also to create his first techno tracks. His first release, Roman's Attak EP under alias Automatic Sound Unlimited (along with D'Arcangelo twins) was released one year later on Hot Trax and was a mixture between industrial, techno and acid. In the same time played in roman rave parties.
From 1994 to 1998 he lives in Zurich and performed constantly in raves like Energy '92, Energy '93, Cubik '94, Cubik '95 and Atlantis '96. In 1998 he organize The Grey Planet Festival in Zürich. The concept was "120 years of electronic music" developed with multimedia installations, vintage synth exhibitions, workshops, symposium, dj sets and live acts. The festival was organized in 4 different locations for a period of 4 days with 50 artists from all over the world. Other places where he plays as DJ during the years are Snow Rave, Cave Club, MS Stubnitz, Ultraschall, Fabric, Melkweg, Kozzmozz, Le Triptyque, Le Nouveau Casino and Nitsa only to name a few.

In 2001 he collaborated with Anthony Rother producing Netzwerk Europa and in 2002 co-produced with DJ Hell some songs of Tuxedomoon. Others collaborations include tracks made with Alexander Robotnick, Keith Tucker from Aux 88 and remix for Spanish band Esplendor Geometrico. His labels were Prodamkey (founded in 2000) and Analog Dust (founded in 2009) but both are in hiatus mode since 2013.

After his long contribution to the electro and techno scene, he returned to experiment with a sound back to his roots more industrial oriented, and joined to Sonic Groove and Kynant Records.
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Max Durante Discography

Albums

001CDMIX Max Durante The State Of Rhythm Control(CD, Mixed) Subdance Records 001CDMIX Switzerland 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Plasmek 010, PLASMEK 010 Max Durante Human Turntable E.P.(12", EP) Plasmek, Plasmek Plasmek 010, PLASMEK 010 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
Max Durante & Keith Tucker Max Durante & Keith Tucker - Fuzion, From Detroit To Rome Electrix Records UK 2004 Sell This Version
7b 04 Max Durante Scratch On Pop(12") 7b Records 7b 04 Switzerland 2004 Sell This Version
TRUCKSTOP76TH 4.0 Max Durante Human Turntable 2(12") Truckstop 76th TRUCKSTOP76TH 4.0 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
and 002 Night Orchestra Meets Max Durante Night Orchestra Meets Max Durante - Old Analog EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Analog Dust and 002 Italy 2009
Max Durante - Aux88* - Debonaire* Feat. Key Max Durante - Aux88* - Debonaire* Feat. Key - Electro Stars EP (EP) The-Zone Records Italy 2010
Max Durante AKA Nova Electro Max Durante AKA Nova Electro - Invaders From Outer Space EP (EP) Battery Park Studio Germany 2011 Sell This Version
KYN001 Max Durante Black Light EP(12", EP, 180) Kynant Records KYN001 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
SG1569 Max Durante Metastability(12") Sonic Groove SG1569 US 2015 Sell This Version
SG1674 Max Durante Insurrection Of Inequity(12") Sonic Groove SG1674 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Lab-011 Max Durante Ipnotica(2xFile, MP3, 320) Laboraudio Lab-011 Italy 2007
PDK 001 Max Durante Beat Rocket Series Vol. 1(4xFile, MP3, 320) Prodamkey PDK 001 Italy 2009
and 001 Max Durante We Come From The Past Vol.1(4xFile, MP3, 320) Analog Dust and 001 Italy 2009
LGDS054 AnnV meets Max Durante AnnV meets Max Durante - I'm Gonna Go(4xFile, MP3, 320) Le Galassie Di Seyfert LGDS054 Italy 2013