Mad Scientists Productions presents
.:: Max Gardner [Direct to Earth / Excise] ::.
.:: Jean-Philippe [Robot Ears] ::.
.:: Cory Simpson b2b Josh Manke [Mad Scientists] ::.
US based artist Max Gardner is a DJ, producer, and founder of Direct to Earth (DTE). Direct to Earth started as an underground party series in 2011, filling a void for quality warehouse parties in the Bay Area. Since then, it has evolved into a San Francisco & Oakland techno artist collective regularly hosting acclaimed international DJs to a techno-hungry audience in Northern California. Additionally, Max has a full decade of DJ experience behind him, and is deeply attuned to the full physics of the party: ensuring that every track thrown down is more communication rather than dictation to his audiences. As a producer, Max is as an artist and remixer for several labels such as Coal Recs, Dark and Sonorous, Excise and Emote, pursuing a signature sound that is equally dark, hypnotic, funky, artful and jackin’.
Max’s deep sound landed him a residency with The Shuffle Co-Op, and he continues to perform for his Direct to Earth collective, opening with direct support for the biggest names in the game. He's shared the bill with artists s/a Ben Sims, Heiko Laux, Steve Rachmad, Cosmin TRG, Ø [Phase], Mark Broom, Ambivalent, Carl Craig and many more. He’s a San Francisco favorite, and sporadically appears across the US and abroad. When you think of Northern California techno Max's name should be one of the first to come to mind.
As a DJ Max plays a combination of vinyl and CDJs. He has played in various cities across the US: most notably in Detroit at the Evolve party for Movement 2017, in Denver at the Great American Techno Festival, and at Hawaii’s renowned Asylum underground party in 2016. His mixes have been featured on the Type III and DTE Podcasts, and notable releases include Amun on Dark & Sonorous recordings, and in February, 2018 Max has released his first ever vinyl EP "Broken Knives and Pinkies" on San Francisco based label, Excise. The EP has already been played on NTS Radio and Rinse.FM by Ben Sims and Slam. In addition to his busy schedule as a solo artist, Max is also nearing the debut of his live collaboration with label mate Muon as Grand Lake
Jean-Philippe is a techno DJ from San Francisco, who has played events featuring labels such as Figure, Mord, Soma, Polegroup, Perc Trax, and Drumcode.
He's a resident with the city's prominent techno collective Robot Ears.
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