Hailing from the city of Evansville, Indiana, Figure began learning how to scratch, mix, and create beats when he was 16. By the time he was 20, he had become interested in heavy bass tracks and classic drum’n’bass dance mixes from the ’90s and early 2000s. He made his first appearance on the scene with a number of EPs that he began putting out in early 2009; In & Out of Brooklyn first arrived via Dirty Fabric Digital, with House on the Hill following a few months later. Figure dropped more EPs over the years, and by 2013’s Horns of the Apocalypse, it had become clear that the producer was moving down a road with a particular sound, style, and overall aesthetic. He quickly became known on the ever-popular dubstep scene for his frequent use of dialogue samples and themes from classic horror films incorporated into his bass-heavy mixes.
Max Hype, aka Protohype, has taken the world of bass music and made it his own personal playground. The heavy hitting producer combines ingenious progressions and percussion with roof toppling bass lines for a must hear sound that leaves fans around the world with necks breaking. Releasing on major labels such as Firepower, SMOG, Spinnin’ Records and more, not to mention boasting a discography of over 100 original creations, Protohype has become a staple in the bass music community. Developing his #puppycrew brand, Max uses his loyal fan base to give back, throwing charity events to help fund no kill animal shelters. With an original sound, kind heart and a knack for getting a crowd roaring for more, Protohype has become one of bass music’s most loved talents.