Max Peterson has been performing and releasing his unique brand of trance music under various project names since 1998. Max was born in San Diego, California in 1979, and spent most of his teenage years in France. He then developed his production and performance skills in California, Mexico, Spain, and every part of the planet with a vibrant trance scene.

Upon moving to the U.S., Maxx joined the pioneering trance music collective and record store – The Ion Exchange in Santa Cruz – as co-owner and resident DJ. Maxx moved onto DJ’ing in San Francisco, playing for all the Bay Area’s trance venues including the trance collective CCC. He also performed at all the underground warehouse and outdoor events in Northern California. Max quickly gained respect for his stomping deep psychedelic sets. At this time he also toured Canada and other cities in the USA.

In 2000, Max formed the seminal San Francisco trance project BIODEGRADABLE with Samy Guediche of CPU, and Nicolas Oesch of Mekkanikka. In 2001, they released their album “Phaser” which received great success at the time in the psychedelic scene and became a springboard for all members to launch their successful solo projects.

In 2001, Max joined up with Davina Elmosnino and formed the trance project Sirius Isness. Sirius Isness went on to release more than 150 tracks on prestigious trance labels. Sirius releases 3 full length albums “Resolution of Duality, Breaking the Matrix , Trancefusion”.

Max, then started in his solo project in 2007- MAD MAXX- the result of years of hard work, perfecting a unique sound, embodying all the travels, experiences and parties of the past 25 years. The music is a mix of trance, ethnic and deep sounds, with a strong kick and ominous bass line, an electro touch, emotional chants, and at times nostalgic atmospheres, with a BPM ranging from 138 to 145 in general. All of this sonic mayhem delivered in a whirlwind of psychedelia of course….

Max then joined forces with the trance legend Olli Wisdom from Space Tribe, to form their duo “MAD TRIBE”, a journey into the wacky adventures of psychedelia through insane graphics and a twisted sense of humour. Mad Tribe has brought the vinyl culture back to the Psychedelic Trance scene after releasing all their hit tracks on the analog format, along with flooding the scene with their unique clothing brand. Sadly Olli has left this plane of existence, and will remains for ever in our hearts and memories.


MAD MAXX has been delivering his live set to all trance freaks in the world on a weekly basis, and has collaborated with numerous artists along his carreer…He is also the proud owner of United Beats Records, one of the most successful record labels in the Psychedelic trance scene, surrounded by all of his best artist friends and always pushing newcomers to new heights.

MAD MAXX’s 3rd album will be out one day, no one really knows when, not even him…

Be ready for another mystical journey into the inner self…

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