NDBetaVersion

DJ MAX



Author Valeria Cecolin | Date 26/09/2019

 

During the DJ Awards 2019 we met DJ MAX, a Croatian artist with 30 years of experience in music. Here is the interview where he tells us more about his long career.

 

Name.

Dario Liberati.

 

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Zagreb, Croatia.

During the summer season I’m based in Ibiza and I'm seriously thinking to move here for good.

 

Please tell us more about your long experience in the music industry…

At the age of 15 I was already an editor in chief of a High School Radio and I had a lot of fun with that. It was back in the 80’s when the first house records appeared. I was totally into it, combining soul, funk with that new genre that was so good. I was so proud announcing the new releases on the mic… I don't know what kind of priorities today’s teenagers have but back in the 80’s that was awesome.

At the age of 20 I had my first weekly club residency so I consider that as the beginning of my professional career. I started with my own radio shows on FM radio stations four years later, parallel to managing couple of hip hop DJs on DMC World DJ Championships where I was a jury member.

During my career I held residency at most important Croatian clubs for 10 or more years and there where years with more than 100 gigs plus radio shows.

When festivals became popular I performed at Ultra Europe, MTV, etc.

At the moment, I’m in Ibiza and the story continues…

 

What was the musical background you grew up with?

My parents used to listen to rock&roll, soul, funk music and I grew up listening those genres. I remember that I always went to sleep with the tape recorder. Most of the tapes were 30 to 45 minutes per side which was just enough for me to fall asleep. So, sometimes I was listening to Stevie Wonder, sometimes The Rolling Stones to name a few.

When I look at it now, it must be some kind of subconscious influence that defined my path so early.

 

How is the music scene like in Croatia nowadays?

During the summer, Croatia is packed with very attractive festivals like Ultra Europe or Defected Croatia to name a few, and you can find there almost every important artist, like Carl Cox, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Roger Sanchez…

The rest of the year is not so good anymore. Lot of clubs where I worked at or where I was going out are closed, but I know this is a global problem now and we speak about that every year on events like ADE or IMS.

 

Let’s speak about your career as a radio speaker.

Actually I was never a speaker on the radio. I mean, I am producing the radio shows which includes my speaking live or my voice over but I was never a speaker. I was a speaker for some TV shows, but never for the radio… Anyway, I produced more than two thousands radio shows in my life and my radio show called Welcome To The Club is going every week on Croatian National Public Radio Channel 2 since 1996. With more than one thousand episodes it's one of the longest lasting weekly electronic music radio shows on any National Public Radio in Europe.

Parallel to that I have another weekly radio show in Amsterdam, on EJR Radio, since 2017.

 

How would you define your music style?

As a unique combination of musical genres.

I'm used to play long sets and for me playing four, five, six or more hours is not about the musical style, it's about the energy that you give to the crowd through your selection of music and style of mixing. So I always blend different styles of house depending on the venue and the crowd. It could be more funky, soulful, tech, or underground style, depending on many things. I’m not one of those DJs who has prerecord their sets for the season.

 

Relationship with Ibiza.

I’m in love with Ibiza.

For every DJ, Ibiza is important but for me it’s beyond that. I’m really in love with the island, with its beautiful nature, clean air and wonderful people. When I first came here it was love at the first site.

 

In which club on the island you would like to have your own residency and why?

I’ve been in most of them and performed at some so far. What I can tell is that every one of them is unique and has its own charm. That is good for the island and for the audience. But because of that I can’t name just one.

 

Tell me, how you would spend a perfect day in Ibiza?

I love speed boating and exploring the island from the seaside. The first time I came here I’ve rented a jet ski, just to feel the sea and I was instantly surrounded by dolphins. So the perfect day is on the boat until sunset which leads to the perfect night, DJing at one of the clubs. Perfect 24 hours.

 

What are your future plans?

I can be reached in Amsterdam during ADE and after that I will go to my studio and finish some tracks. The next two years are significant for me because in 2020 I will celebrate 30 years of DJing and in 2021 it will be 25 years of my radio show. So, plans for the next two years are huge.

 

Are you Day or Night?

I’m creative during the night but I can handle the day better than any vampire.

 


 

Official Website: http://djmax.eu

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/djmax.eu

Instagram: @djmax.eu

App for smartphones and tablets: http://djmax.mobapp.at

 


ARCHIVE

SUBLIMOTION'S INTERNATIONAL DEBUT IN SAUDI ARABIA

SUBLIMOTION'S INTERNATIONAL DEBUT IN SAUDI ARABIA

Author Valeria Cecolin
Date 11/08/2019

 Sublimotion chooses Saudi Arabia for its international debut.The world's first culinary performance experience premieres at the largest entertainment event in the country, the Riyadh Season 2019. Sublimotion, the world's first culinary performance experience has made its international debut at the Riyadh Season 2019, in the leading entertainment event held in Saudi Arabia. Sublimotion, based in Ibiza and financed with Spanish capital, makes the leap to the international market with its involvement in Riyadh Season 2019. The event also includes the participation of leading in...

IBIZA TALENTS

IBIZA TALENTS

Author Valeria Cecolin
Date 11/06/2019

 Read the interview with Davide Avallone, promoter of Ibiza Talents, this winter for the first time at Lio Ibiza.  Where are you from?Naples (Italy). What do you do?I am an event promoter. Tell us how the Ibiza Talents event was born...Ibiza Talents was born in March 2012. At that time I was working as a PR at Pacha Ibiza and we, as PRs, were always asked if we had some ideas to promote and good DJs who could also bring people. So, after a while, I decided to create my own party. This winter you will be at Lio Ibiza for the first time. What do you expect from this...

FUCKING AMAZING CONCIERGE

FUCKING AMAZING CONCIERGE

Author Christian Dori
Date 11/03/2019

 Name.Leonardo Giorgio Bissoli.Where are you from?Half from Milano (Italy) & half from Guadalajara (México), but I’m living in the Riviera Maya.Describe yourself in 3 words.Positive, a good crazy, generous.Relationship with Tulum.I’m in love with Tulum. I saw Tulum growing very fast but keeping its charme and sparkling…What do yo do in Tulum?FUCKING AMAZING Concierge.It has been my Concierge Agency since more than 10 years. My staff and I take care of our clients with passion, helping them in any situation, to find private jets, drivers, the perfect villa, ap...

EICMA 2019

EICMA 2019

Author Valeria Cecolin
Date 25/10/2019

 From 5th to 10th November in Milan, will take place the most important event worldwide of the 2-wheel sector: EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori), or International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition.The event, which will be held at Fiera Milano in Rho, undoubtedly remains the most globally visited, due to the large number of participants in each edition, including exhibitors, visitors, operators and press officers.In its more than 100 years of history and since the first year, 1914, the exhibition has been a reference, as well as a source of inspiration and ...

SIMONE GIGANTE

SIMONE GIGANTE

Author Christian Dori
Date 21/10/2019

 Where are you from?I’m Italian but I’ve been living in Ibiza for the last 20 years.Relationship with Ibiza.From 1998 to 2007 I worked as a DJ until I discovered in 2005 the good opportunity of the real estate business in Ibiza, and I started my VIP service, which went very well. Now I take care of some luxury villas and I’m working on some yachts businesses. I love the Mediterranean sea.What do you take care of?I’m CEO and founder of Ibiza Vip Area, and I’m involved in a few more construction projects and developments, also in locations outside the island li...

ARTBAT

ARTBAT

Author Christian Dori
Date 13/10/2019

 On 16th September, during the final event of the DJ Awards 2019 at Heart Ibiza, we have interviewed Artbat, who were nominated for the Breakthrough category and won.   Where are you from?We are from Kiev, Ukraine. Where does the name Artbat come from?Artbat is the combination of our names, Artur and Batish. When and how did you get together and gave birth to your duo?Four years ago in winter we met in an underground club in Kiev, started talking and found out that we both wanted to do something new in terms of producing and growing as artists. So, we decided to t...

LUKAZ MAC: MAC REPAIR IBIZA

LUKAZ MAC: MAC REPAIR IBIZA

Author Christian Dori
Date 10/12/2019

 Name.Lukasz Bryczek aka Lukaz Mac.Relationship with Ibiza.I have always heard great stories about the island but I have never visited it. One day I decided to just go and I loved it… From the moment I set foot on the island, I decided to move here, packed my van, drove from Scotland and never looked back. I love Ibiza for its beauty; there are a lot of pretty, natural areas to relax. The island has a calming effect on me, since I am a pretty hyperactive person, this is a very positive thing, it keeps me grounded and focused much more than living in a busy city ever could.Tell us a...

ND MAG #005 IS OUT: READ THE NIGHT SIDE...

ND MAG #005 IS OUT: READ THE NIGHT SIDE...

Author ND
Date 10/02/2019

 ND MAG #005 NIGHT: Read the online magazine or download the PDF12. EDITORIAL14. BURNIG MAN: DJ TENNIS23. DJ AWARDS 201927. DAVIDE SQUILLACE30. THE BPM FESTIVAL: COSTA RICA32. APOLLONIA36. DJ MAX 38. MANUEL ESTEVEZ42. BORA BORA IBIZA44. DEFAM46. LALIE DEHU  50. GIANPAOLO JP48. STEFANO MAZZETTI 52. AMNESIA MILANO53. AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT 2019 54. FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD57. TISCHY MURA: VHELADE62. BACKSTAGE: #VINYL ...

ND MAG #005 IS OUT: READ THE DAY SIDE...

ND MAG #005 IS OUT: READ THE DAY SIDE...

Author ND
Date 10/02/2019

 ND MAG #005 DAY: Read the online magazine or download the PDF12. ESTO ES TULUM22. 17 FOOD & DRINKS24. A MI MANERA IBIZA25. NOMADE IBIZA26. GENNARO ESPOSITO28. WALTER MARTINO30. IPHONE 1132. WALKING IBIZA34. BEACH BOXING GYM36. VANESSA PIQUE38. MAX HAUSMANN: THE LUNNIS42. JUDO SIN BARRERAS44. THE DRAGONFLY EVENTS50. ECOMOBILITY IBIZA58. HOROSCOPE ...

BACKSTAGE: #VINYL

BACKSTAGE: #VINYL

Author Andrea Decuzzi
Date 10/02/2019

 Talking about... the music scene... Just over a year ago we created a project related to #Vinyl.Sorry I'm not a deejay #VinylMarket is first and foremost a meeting and gathering place for all of us #Addicted to the scene, and for those who may want to spend a few hours immersed in culture and real DJing.The idea is to involve record stores, labels, producers, artists and all fans of the sector and to create a small festival where the #Vinyl and all its admirers are the undisputed protagonists.Deejay sets, live performances, live painting, talks and many other artistic activities...

ECOMOBILITYIBIZA

ECOMOBILITYIBIZA

Author Valeria Cecolin
Date 10/01/2019

 Name.Francisco Vidal Yagües. Where are you from?Ibiza, Spain. What do you do?I am the CEO of ECOmobilityibiza. Tell us about ECOmobilityibiza. What is your philosophy?Our philosophy focuses on trying to get people to realize that there are alternatives to petrol that are the same or better. This obviously is not done overnight, we are competing with an industry that has been in business for decades. That’s why we have to show people that if we want to take care of our planet, we have to start changing our habits now, and something as daily as our vehicle is one ...

DJ TENNIS

DJ TENNIS

Author Christian Dori
Date 10/01/2019

 Another Burning Man has ended. Black Rock City, the temporary site of the annual event in the north-west Nevada desert, hosted 70,000 participants. What do we know about the impact of Burning Man? Today with DJ Tennis we will try to find out all there is to know about the festival, and also hear about his last experience.  Why does Burning Man have a special appeal to all the DJs? Tell us more about your experience.The phenomenon of a DJ being attracted to Burning Man is very recent. As we should all know, Burning Man hasn’t started as a music festival but as a social gatherin...

PAOLO REGIS @ BURNING MAN

PAOLO REGIS @ BURNING MAN

Author Christian Dori
Date 10/01/2019

 Hi Paolo, we know that you have recently returned from The Burning Man. Can you tell us about this experience?This year I was at the BM for the second time in my life, and again this experience positively shocked my life.It is as if at some point something more entered my life, something made of energies and fantastic inspirations that we all human beings should try at least once in our life: passion, love, dimension, happiness.There is no other place in the world where our dreams can really take shape... this is Burning Man.From a professional point of view, how did you experience the e...

HOROSCOPE - OCTOBER 2019

HOROSCOPE - OCTOBER 2019

Author The Cosmic Girl
Date 30/09/2019

 ARIESThis month you will finally start to improve your finances by opening up new doors and possibilities. You will feel very lucky as this cycle opens up. Blessings come through your work, the people you work with, or your own business. On the love front, you may find it is difficult to receive the love and affection you desire. There may be a delay or a denial of romance due to insecurities and past disappointments, in your life or theirs. Make this a time of defining yourself in terms of what you create in your life. Commit to yourself to create the life you truly want. TAURUSThi...

BURNING MAN 2019

BURNING MAN 2019

Author Giovanni Cirillo
Date 30/09/2019

 As every year since that far away 1986, the 33rd edition of Burning Man took place at the end of August in the Nevada desert.Black Rock City's theme was the metamorphosis and, as every year, gathered more than 70,000 people, who share an ideal of life based on collaboration, each other's acceptance and of their diversities and of course on the environmental theme: no trace of rubbish can be left behind!The Man burned on Saturday at 22.30 without any incident, and the main Temple, where people leave messages for their deceased loved ones or for other reasons, also burned without p...

BOGOTA

BOGOTA

Author Christian Dori
Date 29/09/2019

 Bogotá, capital of Colombia, is surrounded by mountains and located 2,600 metres high up on the eastern mountains of the Andes. A cosmopolitan city with 10 million inhabitants that every year welcomes 2 million tourists from all over the world.As an economic, social and cultural central axis of the country, Bogotá has been the epicentre of the national electronic scene since the 1990s, forging a whole culture of DJs, producers and entrepreneurs. After almost 30 years, it has been recognized internationally as one of the most important electronic music areas in South America...

WALTER MARTINO: THE STORY BEHIND THE INSPIRATION

WALTER MARTINO: THE STORY BEHIND THE INSPIRATION

Author Walter Martino
Date 28/09/2019

 Throughout my career, I get asked this question all the time: “Are you a chef who designs artistic plates?”. Yes, I am that. And, I write and produce my show, write my book, build restaurant concepts, renovate restaurants — you know, the usual. My approach to making food is to make it as equally delicious, as it is beautiful. Piecing together unique flavour dishes to become a scrumptious design masterpiece.Nobody probably knows more about the "full experience" than chefs do. That's why it was vital for me to design plates to showcase my recipes and pr...

NÔMADE IBIZA

NÔMADE IBIZA

Author Valeria Cecolin
Date 28/09/2019

 Name.Gianluca, from the Nomade restaurant Ibiza beach club. Relationship with Ibiza.I was always attracted to this island that I started visiting in 1989, when I first came on holiday, and that for the last 10 years has become my residence. Tell us about your restaurant on the island.The Nómade beach club is a new adventure, which I’ve launched this year with the collaboration of the managers of "Il Vizietto" in Rimini and of "Patatina" in L'Aquila. What inspires your menu?Our menu, considering also the seafront position on an island, i...

GENNARO ESPOSITO

GENNARO ESPOSITO

Author Christian Dori
Date 28/09/2019

 Hi Gennaro, it’s a great honour to have you in our magazine.What do you remember most about your beginnings in the culinary world?It's always necessary to contextualize the historical moment. My generation began to work collecting on the one hand what learnt at school, whose references were all French and depicted a very pompous cuisine, while on the other it saw the real world and discovered a kitchen in which mayonnaise and ketchup were mixed. In short, our cuisine had no identity: farfalle pasta with salmon, shrimp cocktail, and champagne risotto reigned supreme. In practice...

GIANPAOLO JP

GIANPAOLO JP

Author Valeria Cecolin
Date 28/09/2019

 Where are you from?   Montreal, Canada. Relationship with Ibiza.I was conceived in the summer of 1969 in the Balearic Islands on my parents’ honeymoon. I first went to Ibiza as a young man in 1996. I was hired by the founder of the Cirque du Soleil in 1999 to be his private yacht DJ. I have been going regular ever since then. I would consider Ibiza as my second home.I have had an interwoven relationship between business and pleasure with Ibiza thorough the years. Why have you decided to move to Tulum?My relationship with Tulum dates back to 1975 when my father u...

Info

N&D World S.r.l.
Via Leonardo Da Vinci 16
50132 Firenze, Italy


Advertising
Christian Dori
email cd@ndworld.guru
phone IT +39 391 400 7502
phone ES +34 656 373 792

Locations

Ibiza Formentera

Keep'n Touch

Coming Soon