Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in February 1993, Max Altmark and his family came to America in search of happiness, freedom and opportunity. His music and career can be said to be a tale of pursuit of those same things. Through his heritage and economic surroundings he was introduced to many types of music and culture from an early age. Influenced by the sounds of acoustic guitars and storytelling learned from Russian tradition to the early electronic music that his mother would play and introduced to hip hop by his older sister. The various styles and their emotional storytelling roots fused within him. In 2009 the fusion began to be expressed through the foundation of the Lifted Mindz Familiy.
Armed with guitars, loop pedals, conscious philosophies and stacks of notebooks he has been creating, collaborating, producing, and performing music at a feverish pace ever since. The Lifted Mindz catalogue is vast and their music can be found on Soundcloud, Spotify, Bandcamp and various blogs and other media outlets and they have performed at many noteable venues and festivals including Project Earth (2012,2013), Plunderfest (2012,2013), Seventh Street Entry, The Nomad World Pub, The Triple Rock, The Cabooze, Cause, Honey, and more.
Max is currently attending Mcnally Smith College of Music studying Production and Business. He is working on recording and producing several projects for himself and local artists, co-managing and performing with Lifted Mindz, and writing articles on the music industry among other things for suspectmedia.com.