Classic of the Week: Max Graham – AirtightJanuary 27th, 2013
If you’d had to name anyone with a taste for diversity, it’s Max Graham. The Canadian producer, who’s moving to Amsterdam this year and has his roots in the UK, has an impressive history in music. And next to his latest masterpieces, such as ‘Nothing Else Matters’, ‘F.Y.C.’ and ‘Sun In The Winter’, he’s also got a bunch of early classics. This time, we go way, way back…and discover his 2001 classic ‘Airtight’!
In the early years of the millennium, Max infected Canada with the sound of trance and prog, inspired by DJ’s such as Paul Oakenfold and Sasha. He soon grew out to be one of the busiest and most booked prog DJ’s, with several record labels picking up his talents. In 2001, as his third release ever, he brought the flourishing EDM scene ‘Airtight’. An instant hit, propelling Max into the international music scene, resulting in a #23 position in the DJ Mag Top 100, ending up on Tiësto legendary ‘In Search of Sunrise 2’ compilation and receiving massive airplay on Pete Tong’s Essential Mix on Radio 1.
It’s dark and deep, but also takes you on a melodic and dreamy ride, incorporating elements of all different genres. ‘Airtight’ is layered, unfolding its beauty bit by bit. 12 years after its original release, it still works. To celebrate the release of Max’ latest ‘Cycles 4’ compilation, we’ve dedicated this week’s Classic of the Week to Max Graham’s ‘Airtight’.
You find out exactly why, listening to this classic! Check it out on Spotify, in the Trance Top 1000!