Max Turner (musician)

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Max Turner
Born (1980-01-24) 24 January 1980 (age 39)
Hamburg, Germany
GenresAlternative hiphop, rapping, electronic music, avant-garde music, spoken word
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, rapper
InstrumentsVocals, synthesizers, drum machine, guitar, laptop
Years active1999–present
LabelsVirgin, EMI, Skam, City Slang, Kitty-yo, Important Records, Kompakt, Tigerbeat6, Fun in the church, Gagarin Records, Tommy Boy, Vicious Circle Records, Novamute,
Associated actsFelix Kubin, Chilly Gonzales, Peaches, Puppetmastaz, Patric Catani, Christian Vogel, Kouhei Matsunaga, Gebrüder Teichmann, Angie Reed, Schneider TM, Cobra Killer,
WebsiteOfficial website

Max Turner (born 24 January 1980) is a Scottish-German vocalist, producer and songwriter. He is known for being one of the core founders and contributors of the Puppetmastaz.,[1] as well as releasing a steady flow of collaborative and solo projects in his distinctive style of rhythm & poetry since his debut on Felix Kubin's Gagarin Records in 2001[2]

Life and career[edit]

Career[edit]

In 1999 Turner moved to Berlin and founded Puppetmastaz with his cousin Paul Pm, Chilly Gonzales[1] and several others. They were joined by Taylor Savvy[3][4] to form the short lived rap-quartet The Bench[5] which featured on a Tommy Boy Records release among others. The album Lost Treasures[6] furthermore features early collaborations between the above-mentioned Mc's and producers such as Patric Catani,[7][8] Bomb20 and Nitro, all of whom are considered the artistic bedrock of the Puppetmastaz crew. Other artists that Turner collaborated with and who influenced him during these formative professional years in Berlin include Peaches [9] and Gina V. D'Orio of Cobrakiller[10] as well as Jamie Lidell[11] with whom he collaborated on [12] the Puppetmastaz single Scandalous.

Since leaving Berlin Turner has drifted between musical styles while sticking to his signature lyrics, living a semi-nomadic lifestyle and touring extensively with periods of up to a 100 shows per annum. Working with Producer Marcus Rossknecht[13] he founded the band Meteorites[14][15] in Barcelona where he lived for a significant period and signed to Cristian Vogel's Rise Robots Rise Records. His first solo album The purple pro, produced in Stockholm,[16] gained some underground recognition that garnered further momentum through a string of collaborative releases with producers such as SchneiderTM for Cityslang, Cristian Vogel[17] for Novamute and Matias Aguayo's De Papel[18] for Kompakt records.[19] He has also contributed vocals to several releases by Japanese sound artist Kouhei Matsunaga on labels such as Important Records, Wordsound and Autechre's Skam label under the alternative moniker Google Premiere;[20]. Another frequent collaborator and long time artistic ally is Canadian director and fellow lyricist Adam Traynor who was also a key figure in later years of the Puppetmastaz.

In 2009 Turner left Europe to train in Carnatic singing in India,[21] exploring the subcontinent extensively before settling in the subtropical mountains of Tamil Nadu, at Kodaikanal, where he founded a music production company. He started a live project called The Migrations[22] with several collaborators which contributed to the Boarder movement in Colombo, Sri Lanka, while also performing in metropolitan hubs of India.[21] Turner has worked as an arranger, producer and songwriter for several seasons of runway shows by Vivienne Westwood[23] under the direction of Dominik Emrich.

Discography[edit]

Solo / group releases[edit]

  • Cuckoo clock – Max Turner 2018 (7" Vinyl, Fun in the church)[24][25]
  • Can you not hear the Music – The Migrations 2018 (7" Vinyl, Fun in the church)[24]
  • Keep yo Animal – Puppetmastaz 2017 (Double 12" Vinyl, CD,Verycords / Shitkatapult)
  • Transform the waves – Meteorites 2014 (CD, Groovescript records)
  • The Break Up – Puppetmastaz 2009 (CD, Vinyl 12", Discograph)
  • Early reflections – Max Turner 2008 (CD, Metabooty)
  • Mephistopheles – Puppetmastaz 2008 (12" Vinyl, CD, Discograph) [26]
  • The Takeover – Puppetmastaz 2008 (12" Vinyl, CD / Double Vinyl – Discograph)
  • Reservoir Foxxin' / Scandalous – Puppetmastaz 2008 (12" Vinyl, Discograph)
  • Infinite 4x4 – Max Turner 2008 (7" Vinyl, Metabooty)
  • Oranges – Max Turner 2008 (7" Vinyl, Metabooty)
  • Reflections on liquid – Max Turner 2008 (CD, Metabooty)
  • Clones – Live in Berlin – Puppetmastaz 2007 (12" Vinyl, Vicious Circle)
  • Carousel of Souls – 2006 Various Artists (12" Vinyl, Rostron Records)
  • Creature Shock Radio – Puppetmastaz 2006 (12" Vinyl, Vicious Circle / Louisville)
  • Bigger the better – Puppetmastaz 2005 (12" Vinyl, CD Louisville, Vicious Circle) [27][28]
  • Do the swamp – Puppetmastaz 2005 (7" Vinyl, Def drive)
  • The purple pro – Max Turner 2005 (CD, Metabooty)[29]
  • Prosetti's Disco Balls – Puppetmastaz 2004 (12" Vinyl, PM01)
  • Creature Funk – Puppetmastaz 2003 (CD, 12" Vinyl, Virgin Labels / EMI)
  • Zoology – Puppetmastaz 2003 (CD, 12" Vinyl, Virgin Labels / EMI)
  • Dub the mighty dragon – Meteorites 2003 (CD, 12" Vinyl, Rise robots rise) records)[30]
  • Milkman 7" – 2003 Meteorites (7" Vinyl, Rise robots rise records)[31]
  • Radianations on the Rise – 2003 Supercollider (12" Vinyl, Rise robots rise Records)
  • Pet Sound – Puppetmastaz – 2002 (CD, 12" Vinyl, Virgin Labels / EMI)
  • Humans get all the credit – Puppetmastaz 2001 (CD/ 12" Vinyl, Newnoise records)
  • Matchbox Jump & Jeepbeats – 2001 (12" Vinyl, Gagarin records)

Features / collaborations[edit]

  • Lost on Earth – Gebrüder Teichmann, 2018 (CD, 12" VinylNoland Recs.) [32]
  • Yx yx aka 1ch aka solo – NHK, 2011 (Cd, Skam Records)
  • Self VA. – Kouhei Matsunaga, 2010 (Cd, Important Records)
  • Wear This World Out – Night of the Brain, 2007 (Cd, 12" Vinyl, Station 55 records)
  • Škoda Mluvit – SchneiderTM, 2006 (Cd, 12" Vinyl, Cityslang)
  • De Papel – Matias Aguayo, 2005 (Cd, 12" Vinyl Kompakt)
  • Station 55 – Cristian Vogel, 2005 (CD, 12" Vinyl, Novamute)
  • Voodoo Man Wear This World Out – Electronicat 2005 (Cd 12" Vinyl, Disko B)
  • Big c What's the Sp – Cristian Vogel 2004 (12" Vinyl, Mosquito recs.)
  • Special Gunpowder – DJ Rupture, 2004 (Cd, 12" Vinyl, Tigerbeat6)
  • Dem Nuh Know Me – DJ Rupture / Matt Shadetech, 2004 (12" Vinyl Shockout records)
  • Lost Treasures – Various artist, 2003 (Cd, Audio Chocolate)
  • Presidential suite – Chilly Gonzales, 2002 (CD, 12"Vinyl, Kitty yo)
  • Zoomer – SchneiderTM, 2002 (CD, 12" Vinyl, Cityslang)
  • Sick – Sneaker Pimps 2002 (CD, 12" Vinyl, Tommy Boy Records)
  • The third armpit – Cobrakiller, 2002 (Cd, Valve records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discography and History – Puppetmastaz Official Website". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. ^ "GAGARIN RECORDS". gagarinrecords.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Chilly Gonzales – 1000 Faces". Retrieved 19 March 2018 – via Vimeo.
  4. ^ "Music – Chilly Gonzales". chillygonzales.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Hip Hop Core – Interview : Gonzales". hiphopcore.net (in French). Retrieved 19 March 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  6. ^ "Max Turner Collaborations on Richseam". richseam.com. Retrieved 24 April 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  7. ^ "Ill Till w/ Xberg D6 Cru and Electronicat at Urban Spree Berlin / Friday, 08.04.2016". Digital in Berlin (in German). 5 March 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Interview: Patric Catani | LOCAL SUICIDE". www.localsuicide.com. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  9. ^ "No Piss, No Fun". Discogs. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Cobra Killer – The Third Armpit". discogs. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Nach Techno kommt Montag". De:Bug Magazin. 26 July 2005. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Discography, History, Collaborations – Puppetmastaz" (in German). Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  13. ^ Game Face (in German). Suct Verlag. 2003.
  14. ^ The Wire. C. Parker. 2005.
  15. ^ "The Max Turner Show Felix Kubin (DJ-Set) Josa Peit (live)" (in German). Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Max Turner". De:Bug Magazin. 10 February 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  17. ^ "cristian vogel official works and discography". no-future.com. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  18. ^ "De Papel – Matias Aguayo". matiasaguayo.com. Retrieved 24 April 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  19. ^ Are You Really Lost, retrieved 24 April 2018
  20. ^ "Max Turner". Border Movement. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  21. ^ a b Chakravorty, Sohini (16 June 2011). "Celebrating world music". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  22. ^ Arse Basterd (4 June 2012), Max Turner & the Migrations feat. Snuggles the Bunny – Bay of Bengal Blues (Midatlantic Rmx), retrieved 24 April 2018
  23. ^ VIVIENNE WESTWOOD AW 16/17 MAN by Dominik Emrich – Tribute to David Bowie – feat. Max Turner, retrieved 24 April 2018
  24. ^ a b Berlin, Fun in the Church c/o staatsakt., Erich-Weinert-Straße 57, 10439. "Fun in the Church - Outernational Music for Interplanetary People". funinthechurch.com. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Cuckoo Clock\/Church Bells". staatsakt (in German). Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  26. ^ Puppetmastaz – Juno Records, retrieved 11 October 2018
  27. ^ "The Puppetmastaz - Bigger The Better". Discogs. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  28. ^ "The Bigger the Better (Live) (Testo) - Puppetmastaz - MTV Testi e canzoni". MTV Testi e Canzoni (in Italian). Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  29. ^ "CD-Review: Max Turner – The purple pro". datenschmutz.blog | Ritchie Pettauer (in German). 29 November 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  30. ^ "Meteorites Dub The Mighty Dragon". XLR8R. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  31. ^ "Meteorites". De:Bug Magazin. 29 August 2003. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  32. ^ "Gebruder Teichmann | ELECTRON UNLIMITED". www.electronunlimited.ch. Retrieved 20 June 2018.

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