Max Future is the solo project of Max Zippel, one of the members of the Parisian band Concorde.
Self- taught musician and a true Jack of all trades, Max starts composing by the age of 15.
It is in his bedroom in Vincennes (South Paris) where he begins to experiment with an inﬁnite universe of sounds that he creates using his laptop, his guitars and his vintage keyboards – instrumental music inspired by the large collection of hip hop, soul and funk vinyl records he owns. Max also explores the ﬁelds of photography, graphic design and contemporary art, always keeping the music close to him, as a life partner. His talent as a composer is nothing but a way to express his emotions and his overﬂowing creativity, but at this point he cannot imagine this will become his actual way of living one day.
When he turns 20 he forms the band Candy Clash with one of his classmates in university and his brother. The electroclash genre movement that conquered Paris in the 2000s – when local nightclubs such as Pulp or Rex Club played nothing but this fresh and at times sensual music – inspired the three friends to choose this name for their group. In a matter of months, a solid fan base builds up, and the band, asserting themselves in their melodic pop sounds, change their name to Concorde and release two EPs and one album, which receives universal public and critical acclaim. Within the band, Max keeps developing his talent as a composer, and contributes greatly to their melodic sense, shaping himself as a man-in-the-shadows kind of artist rather than a front-man.
In spite of being part of the core of the band Concorde, he feels he needs to explore other ways to express himself outside that project, and so he faces a future as a solo artist.
The project Max Future had been in his head for quite some time, and the feeling to want to write songs that do not meet the preconceived standards had grown little by little. A mix of styles, including funk, hip-hop and electro music, with one thing in common – his personal, unique signature.
Like ‘’free from genders’’ producers like Damon Albarn, Outkast or DJ Shadow, among his references, Max creates a good number of eclectic songs using his Juno, his
M500 and several software programs.
In 2015, he signs with the Parisian label record Panache, and his ﬁrst EP as a solo artist starts to shape – ﬁve songs written as a soundtrack for a day, starting with a light sunny afternoon melody (“A Way or Another”), followed by the energetic vibes of a night on a techno club (“It’s Like Babe Doll con”, “Underwater Flip”), to ﬁnish with a morning with mixed notes of euphoria and melancholy : “Till You let go”, ﬁrst single of the EP.
The music of Max Future is relatable, subtle, easy to dance to, and above all, authentic and honest.
In this EP, Max sings in four of the titles and invites Low Swing to rap in “Underwater Flip”.
The ﬁrst single of Max Future, “Till You let go”, will be out December 2nd 2016.