Max Glazer

Federation Sound – Reggae Vibez

Brooklyn, New York

Max Glazer is the Brooklyn based co-founder of New York City’s Federation Sound whose mission is to spread the sounds of dancehall, reggae and the Caribbean far and wide. Federation Sound co-produced two songs on Chronixx’ 2017 debut album, Chronology. Max has produced for Vybz Kartel and a host of reggae superstars. As a DJ, Glazer has toured the world with Rihanna, Cham, Sean Paul and more, performing on some of the world’s most legendary stages – London’s Wembley Arena, Jamaica’s Sumfest and NYC’s Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.

Founded in 1999 by Max Glazer and Kenny Meez, Federation Sound has been dedicated to pushing the envelope and finding new and creative ways to share their love of dancehall, reggae and Caribbean music. Max Glazer is on a continuous tour of the world as a DJ and has produced a number of dancehall classics, including Vybz Kartel’s “Whine (Wine)” which was featured on VP Records Reggae Gold 2011 and Westwood – The Big Dawg Is Back (Universal UK).

Federation Sound’s first official riddim release, Flatlands, featured Mr. Vegas, Mr. Lexx, Ward 21, Prince Zimboo and more. It was also followed by the ground breaking Flatlands Remix Project. In 2015 came the Highland riddim, featuring Vybz Kartel, Tifa, Marcy Chin and more. Under the name “Triple Crown”, Max shared production duties with Cipha Sounds and Disco D on the remix of Pharell and Jay-z’s “Frontin” which featured Vybz Kartel & Wayne Marshall and appeared on the Grammy nominated Def Jamaica album. Max has also worked with Brooklyn super producer Ricky Blaze on several projects, including the massive bootleg dancehall remix of Rihanna’s #1 hit single “What’s My Name” featuring original lyrics from Vybz Kartel and the Federation Sound remix of Matt & Kim’s “Tonight” off their Lightning Remixes album on Fader Label.

Federation Sound has worked with virtually all of the top names in reggae music including Sean Paul, Shaggy, Mavado, Baby Cham, rising star Chronixx and many more. Max Glazer toured with Rihanna for 4 years as her DJ / musical director. Working with the pop superstar from the release of her breakthrough single “pon de replay”, Max put together all the music for her live shows as they traversed the globe, performing on some of the most iconic stages in the world… London’s Wembley Arena, New York’s Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, Jamaica’s Sumfest stage, and even touched down in Africa, Thailand, Trinidad and Barbados, among many others. He has also appeared with Rihanna on numerous television shows including MTV’s TRL, VMA’s, Live with Regis & Kelly, All My Children, The Tyra Banks Show, and many many more.

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