Max Elto
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Max Elto
Max Elto
Taped Rai (former name)
LabelsBig Beat
MembersTom Liljegren
Alexander Ryberg

Max Elto, formerly known as Taped Rai, is a Swedish vocal duo consisting of Tom Liljegren and Alexander Ryberg. They are best known for providing vocals for David Guetta's single "Just One Last Time" and releasing their 2013 debut single "Shadow of The Sun".


2012--2014: Beginnings as Taped Rai

The duo was formed of Tom Liljegren and Alexander Ryberg and first got together in mid-2012. After working and practising as a vocalist group, they were signed by American and British music label Big Beat Records.

The duo were later inspired as they went on to collaborate with other big names in the music industry. Their debut performance was with David Guetta, featuring vocals on his 2012 single "Just One Last Time" which later appeared on his eighth studio album Nothing But the Beat and its later versions Nothing but the Beat 2.0 and Nothing but the Beat: Ultimate. The featured single later peaked at number 20 in the UK singles chart.[]

In 2013, the duo produced and released their debut single "Shadow Of The Sun". They followed up with single "Backyard Animals", which came out later in the same year.

2014--2015: Rebranding as Max Elto

The duo, after releasing two singles in 2013, decided that they needed to change and re-invent themselves and, as of 2014, they were officially known as Max Elto.[]

This led onto their digital and social media expansion, together with the major improvement of their Facebook page. Both of their singles "Shadow Of The Sun" and "Backyard Animals" were re-released under their new name with music videos for each and at the same time, they announced the songs under their 2014 debut extended play, self-titled Taped Rai which was released shortly afterwards.

After releasing their debut EP, they released the music video for their third single, titled "Daniel", and released "Citylights", both of which were songs off of their EP.

Approaching the end of 2014, they announced the release of their first non-EP song which was titled "Somebody Like You". It was released in early 2015. Towards the middle of 2015, "Citylights" was released officially with a music video.

2015--present: Temporary split and solo careers

Ever since the release of their single "Citylights", the duo have decided that they needed to grow as solo artists and then reunite after their individual popularity increases. They introduced their solo stage names: Tom Taped (Tom Liljegren) and Alex Aris (Alexander Ryberg). Since then, the two have been working independently with different artists.

In early 2016, Tom Taped was signed under Armada Music and released his debut solo single, titled "It Doesn't Matter". Alex Aris later followed with his solo debut as a featured artist, with his vocals placed alongside Enya in Salvatore Ganacci's single, "Dive".



  • Taped Rai (2014)


Max Elto

As lead artist
Single Year Album
"Shadow of The Sun" 2013 Taped Rai
"Backyard Animals"
"Somebody Like You" 2015 Non-album single
"Citylights" Taped Rai
As featured artist
List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2012 "Just One Last Time"
(David Guetta featuring Taped Rai)
82 31 14 45 16 100 24 25 44 20 Nothing but the Beat 2.0

Alex Aris

as featured artist
Single Year Album
"Dying For You"
(Otto Knows featuring Lindsey Stirling and Alex Aris)
2016 Non-album single
"Stockholm Skies"
(Steve Angello and Tom Taped featuring Alex Aris)
Wild Youth
(Salvatore Ganacci featuring Enya and Alex Aris)
Non-album single

Tom Taped

as lead artist
Single Year Album
"Stockholm Skies"
(with Steve Angello featuring Alex Aris)
2016 Wild Youth
"It Doesn't Matter" Non-album singles
"Felice" 2017


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