Max Elto
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Max Elto
Max Elto
Taped Rai (former name)
Origin Sweden
Labels Big Beat
Members Tom Liljegren
Alexander Ryberg

Max Elto, formerly 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 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 got signed by American and British music label Big Beat Records and the duo have since been writing new music.

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 and they both featured vocals on his 2012 single "Just One Last Time", which later appeared on his eighth studio album Nothing But the Beat and it's later versions Nothing but the Beat 2.0 and Nothing but the Beat: Ultimate. Afterwards, the duo got more well known as the featured single peaked at number 20 in the UK singles chart.

When coming into 2013, the duo produced and released their debut single "Shadow Of The Sun", which became one of the most popular songs of their career together. This lead on to release single "Backyard Animals", which came out later in the same year.

2014-2015: Reinvention as Max Elto

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

This lead onto their explosive digital and social media expansion and led to being more well known since their collaboration with David Guetta. This included the launch of their YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and Instagram profiles and majorly improving 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, 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, entitled "Daniel", and released the audio for song "Citylights", both of which were songs off of the EP.

Approaching the end of 2014, they announced the release of their first song that was classed as being outside of their debut extended play and was entitled "Somebody Like You". It was released in early 2015. Coming up towards the middle of 2015, the song "Citylights" was released officially with a music video being released onto their official YouTube channel.

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 come back together when they were more popular. Their solo stage names have also been introduced and have been known as Tom Taped (Tom Liljegren) and Alex Aris (Alexander Ryberg). The two, ever since, have been working independently with many different people on producing new music.

In early 2016, Tom Taped got signed under Armada Music and released his debut solo single, entitled "It Doesn't Matter". Alex Aris later followed with his solo debut as a featured artist, as he featured vocals alongside Enya in Salvatore's new single, entitled "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 singles
"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 Certifications 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 & Alex Aris)
2016 non-album single
"Stockholm Skies"
(Steve Angello & Tom Taped) (featuring Alex Aris)
Wild Youth
(Salvitore featuring Enya & 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 single
"Felice" 2017 non-album single


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