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Max P

Max P   (Netherlands)

AKA : Harald Bruystens
EuroDance member
Added : 29/08/2005
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Get On Down
Come On (Make My Day)
I Think I Wanna Rock
Fire of St Elmo
Love 4 Lovin
Lovergirl
Woman In Love
91 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

 

Featurings and collaborations

Get On Down Exclusive System - Get On Down 1992  
Come On (Make My Day) Dana Tusk - Come On (Make My Day) 1994  
I Think I Wanna Rock Club Factory - I Think I Wanna Rock 27th Jun 1994  
Fire of St Elmo E-base - Fire of St Elmo 19th Jul 1994  
Love 4 Lovin Club Factory - Love 4 Lovin 1995  
Lovergirl Club Factory - Lovergirl 1997  
Woman In Love Funny Girl - Woman In Love 1997  

Songwriting

(You Just Got To) Let The Rhythm Move You Eclipse - (You Just Got To) Let The Rhythm Move You 1994  
I Think I Wanna Rock Club Factory - I Think I Wanna Rock 27th Jun 1994  
I Want You Forever Eclipse - I Want You Forever 16th Nov 2014  

 



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Max P biography

Max P is a rapper / singer / songwriter and producer from Sittard (The Netherlands). Max P.'s real name is Harald Bruystens aka Jeff Gorthe. In the early eighties, his TV introduced him to music and dance-moves. Fascinated by the Rock Steady Crew, Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow, it's when he saw the New York City Breakers performing for President Reagan that he knew that this new music lifestyle would influence him for the rest of my life. In 1984, at the age of twelve, he wrote his own first rap, using Herbie Hancock's Rockit as backup beat.

"In the beginning (1984, 1985), most people around me didn't think much of hip hop, b-boying or rapping. When you're a white kid from a small town in the south of The Netherlands you can't rap ! But after a while, when hip hop tracks of Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa and DeLa Soul, topped the European charts people began to understand and appreciate rap music. For me life couldn't get any better. There was a great underground hip hop scene that was growing and growing and we could even go to concerts of 'Ice-T' and 'Tribe called Quest'. Eventhough I like it all, from 2 Live Crew to N.W.A., what inspired me most was rap music with a message, like Grandmaster Flash and Public Enemy. I like it when music is about someone's life, culture, religion. It starts me thinking and it makes me grow as a person, trying to understand other people through music.", Max P explains.

In 1990, during his militairy service near Hilversum he frequently visited the Roxy Club in Amsterdam. "What once fascinated me in hip hop I rediscovered here in the form of house parties. A new way of people going out and communicating with eachother and along came a new sound" he recalls. In 1991 he got introduced to a producer-trio called Team 3 (Errol Donald Lafleur and Mark Nieuwenhuijzen and Judith Samson Kruit) and he was asked to rap on one of their hip-house dance-tracks. Their first single even reached the dutch charts and so they continued our collaboration for quite some time. He was rapper for many eurodance projects.

C.I.P. - Say No To XTC
Club Factory feat Max P - I Think I Wanna Rock, Love 4 Lovin
Eclipse - Let The Rhythm Move You
E-Base - Fire Of St. Elmo
Exclusive System feat Max P - Get On Down
Supersonic - Do It 4 Luv

His raps in Club Factory's tracks were sampled and used in many other eurodance songs, among them :

Dana Tusk - Come On (rap part of I Think I Wanna Rock)
Scanner - Don't Break My Heart (rap part of Love 4 Lovin)
Funny Girl - Woman In Love (rap part of I Think I Wanna Rock)

"One of the highlights was our TV performance at The Golden Stag Festival in Romania. I learned a lot about the dutch music industry from working with Team 3, but later I discovered that the dance music we were making was not my thing. It was something in between the hip hop I loved and the house music I loved, but combined it was some sort of commercial nothingness. It briefly satisfied the entertainer in me but it left the rapper feeling empty. I guess we all learn from our mistakes" he tells.

By the end of 1992 he joined a local funk band called Honky Soul. Their first and final album (Assoulted) was released in 1996. Since 1999, Max had been been creating breakbeats with DJ Ramon.

2000 : Max got back with his former Team3 producers, now called Beatfreakz. He did the rap for a breakdance track for a group of BBoy Maxim a.k.a. Kid Fresh, called Rockin' Nation. In spite of the videoclip and a tour with Radio538, the track was not very successful in the Netherlands. The record company decided to sell the track to German-based breakdance group Flying Steps and in Germany it did become a bit of a hit record. That was the end of Rockin' Nation...

Max P recalls : "In the first three years of the new millennium I put most of my energy in recording and producing dance tracks. Somehow I got in touch with Garry again, my former turntablist. He was now totally into remixing and producing dance records. For a couple of years we have been working together and made some very succesful remixes (Fragma - Toca's Miracle remix, Blank & Jones - Desire remix, Headroom - City Nature remix, G-Park - Got me Falling in Love remix and many more)". Garry Krasovec was also known as Bahama Kitchen.

Nowadays, he is the frontman and founder of ALIZE (with Nick McGrath, Randy Straube, Dave Janssen and Thijs Schrijnemakers) and MC for DJ Ramon / Fat Beat Injection

2012 : he performed on stage of Hard Bass 2012 Just As Easy and Lose My Mind by Brennan Heart.

Thanks to Necronomic and Klems
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Max P biography was last updated Sun, April 7th 2019



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