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Saturday, April 23, 2011


The first mix I've made of IDM type stuff, peppered with some other stuff. Giving a tracklist for once, because I'm so nice and awesome, and I know the 5 people who listen to this will probably want to know a track or two.

Peebles Intro - Max Power
Julio Bashmore - Battle for Middle You
Caribou - Sun
Dancing Bears - Roel H
Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo
Teenage Bad Girl - Keep up with you
Madlib - L.O.V.E You and I
Flying Lotus - Lightworks (remix)
Madlib - (LA) California

Friday, April 22, 2011

Back to HI-FI sounds

Well, I found out how to record through using my computer instead of the external recorder (some settings needed changing).  Now weird audiophile perverts like Pyr0n can feel happier listening to whatever I make.

I hear the future

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Norse Code mix 001: (Max Power + Wyrd the Cat)

Here's a one hour, live-recorded  mix me and a friend made a few nights ago. He goes by the name Wyrd the Cat and he's electro-breaks DJ who moved to Canada a few years ago. So with my dance music, and his electro-breaks, we decided to collaborate. As we both have Scandinavian heritage, we've named our DJ duo 'Norse Code'. 

 This is our first mix, and it goes pretty hard. You're doing yourself a disservice in life by not sticking this into your mp3 player (there's a download button on the right hand side).

Monday, April 18, 2011

Felix Cartal +Keatch Solar/Lunar EP

Felix Cartal has always been one of my favourite DJs ever. About a year ago he made two songs with his homeboy named Keatch. Here's both tunes. I prefer Lunar, but Solar is good too. If you like him enough, you can go buy these tunes on Beatport in a few days. Give 'em a listen sometime! Ep comes out April 26th.

Felix Cartal & Keatch - Lunar by Felix Cartal

Felix Cartal & Keatch - Solar by Felix Cartal

Friday, April 15, 2011

I made a 50 Cent vs Madlib edit. Check it!

Cap the Wanksta- MAX POWER (Madlib vs 50 Cent)

I made an edit of 50 Cent with Madvillain. It's downloadable too, if you want to throw it on your iPod :P Tell me what you think!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ideas for how make a good mix (or I suppose, a good anything)

The following post is on self-improvement

I've come to realize that if a DJ is going to make a mix that most people will like, they must play songs that are catchy and easily understandable for the ears. Simplicity over complexity. Oh, and a beat they can dance too. So there's this idea of simplicity. But also variance is important: making sure the ear doesn't get tired of one song over. In art that's called balance, but it exists in music too. But there should also be unexpected, but appealing noises. So just when you're thinking it might be getting boring, a new sound appears that begins to draw your attention. too many of these noises and your crowd gets overwealmed. Here again is the concept of balance.

Ever wonder why Skrillex is so popular? He goes hard, but then has soft breakdowns, then goes hard again. His songs are full of noises too, so the ear doesn't get bored, but it's not annoying as it's mastered well.

The DJ isn't trying to surprise the crowd, but IS kind of trying to surprise the crowd with how good the mix sounds. Even if a DJ drops in a song that's unexpected, it must go with the set, and be in time with the natural progression of the mix.

Now I'm not saying I'm all of what is written above, but I'm trying to get that way. This information can be applied to anything, whether it be painting, or relationships, or life in general.

I've also realized my second mix doesn't have enough balance in it, as it's too hard and too electro-y. I like it, but that's just me. We all have things we like and others don't like, but it's about appealing to the masses, but balancing that out with ones personal individuality.

I know it's like a 2 minute read, and that's more than most are willing to spend reading, but what do you think?

On another note, I just noticed John Roman posted a new remix, which is pretty dark, almost deep house, but definitely dance music. Hard to classify the man other than just 'dark dance music'.

Pluto (John Roman 'Planet X' Remix) - Milt Mortez by John Roman

Max Power - Accelerate (Electro Mix #2)


A c c e l e r a t e by Max Power 
 (downloadable as usual!)

First of all, I'd just like to say I'm really happy with this mix. So listen up when you wanna get pumped or whatever. It goes well with exercise or running or video games :P

I noticed after I had recorded the mix, my recorder didn't record in as much high fidelity as it usually does, so there's a little bit of static at certain higher frequencies, but it's barely noticeable, and I feel it kinda adds to the sound anyways to give it a more raw/live feel. 

ALSO, for those who wanted to see my setup, click the Facebook button right under the title of my blog, and you'll see a picture of me DJing, which shows off my Hercules RMX and laptop :P Although I'll hopefully soon be upgrading my midi controller to something with better sound quality, sexier design and more knobs and buttons. The 'artwork' for this mix is actually an altered picture from the house party dancefloor as I was DJing in my facebook picture. (the more you knowwww!)

Also feel free to become a facebook fan of mine! I only have 34 facebook fans, yet Justin Bieber has over 25 million? That doesn't seem right.

All comments and feedback appreciated! New mix will be made sometime after 50 followers :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Is Max Power the new Dr. Dre?

Before everyone gets all up in my grill, I'll have a new electro mix up soonish, but in the meantime:

A year ago, I made a few beats and put them online. This rapper named Dawhud asked if I could send him one of my beats for an upcoming album he was putting out, which fuses Hip-Hop with Dub Reggae.

His album is coming out April 20th, called 'Dub Styles: Walkman Redemption".

I have the full version of the album and it's definitely a really good underground Hip-Hop album when relaxing in the summer heat.

Here's the song I made the beat for:

Dawhud - The Basics (produced by MAX POWER)

My next Electro mix will be out soonish, when I get some free time from writing papers. Also if you're interested in the whole album, get in contact with me :D

Monday, April 4, 2011

(AMAZING ELECTRO MIX) Max Power- in correct

This is by far the best mix I've ever posted. It's got a brand new remix of the new justice song on it, a remix of "IS YOU' but it's not the castlevania remix that i've been seeing on a lot of blogs, it's a fucking JFK mix and it f*cking kick a$s. At one point I drop 2 different songs over one song (excluding the song i blend with it and blend out. That base song touched 4 songs. It's completely live too, with no touch ups. SICK!

Seriously, this is the shit. I deleted my old mix I just made just to make room for it on my soundcloud. It's like 31 minutes of pure awesomeness. If you listen to this, and like it, post it on your blog! But none were needed because it's perfect. PERFECT! I'll probably edit this post later after I calm down.

MAX POWER - in correct by Max Power (DJ)

25 followers. woo!


But seriously, thanks guys!

I thought you might like this badass song from the upcoming Mortal Kombat OST. It's some dubstep type ish, but almost doesn't sound like it.

Check it! If you don't put it to 1080p, I'll be disappoint :P

Saturday, April 2, 2011

the Hey Chicka mix

Yeah, she's listening.


Sofi+ someone i cant rememeber
Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand
a remix of Kylie Minogue 
Dragonette- hello
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- A trak remix
Charlie- Phantoms Revenge
it ain't love- mstrkrft
In love with you

So I realized I need a mix to play at parties that girls will like. It took me a few days to come up with an adequate playlist, then last minute I took out some songs and put others. My favourite part is around 5:22 :P and near the end too.

Give me your opinions. Like/Dislike. What you would have preferred? What kind of mix you'd like to hear next? All are appreciated :)