Matthew started out as one of Cape Town’s youngest circuit DJs at 16, playing at clubs such as Unity, Pure, Detour, 55 and Stylish Affair.
Since then he has immersed himself in the music industry and grown from a DJ into a musician, into an established music producer.
He has performed alongside the likes of Roland Clark, Timo Maas, Judge Jules and Chris Fortier. His productions have been signed to labels around the world (including Kolour, Myna and Lost My Dog) and have received support from the likes of Sasha, Cevin Fisher, Quentin Harris, Mousse T, Derrick Carter, Groove Armada and Danny Tenaglia amongst others as well as enjoying top 10 chart success on various download sites. His passion for production led him to manage digital dance labels More Music and Southbound Recordings.
Having founded the live electronic act BangBang alongside co-producer Matt Prehn and vocalist Ruegroove, he has vast experience in live performance in the context of dance, having played across the country with this act being the bassist/guitarist and main melody-maker. He enjoys fusing live instrumentation into his DJ sets.
Few DJs rival his all-round experience of the industry. He has also been very active as a live engineer around the country’s venues and, in the studio, has mixed and mastered acts such as Gazelle, Iridium Project, CODA and Magic Carpet Ride.
His sound has evolved over the years and is currently a blend of Deep House and Progressive house infused with live instrumentation and intelligent progression.
1998 Bought first records and decks
2000 First club gig on NYE at turn of the millenniumStart playing at some of the best clubs and events around Cape Town, supported Timo Maas, Chris Fortier, Judge Jules.
2001 Travelled to UK to play and travel
2002 Started studying audio engineering and production
2003 First assistant studio position at Muzik Box
2004 Graduated top of class with distinctionAlso started as Live engineer for a few bands and Head engineer at Accoustic cafe.
2006 First releases"Fire Funk" released on Agave records (US) "In The Bowl" released on Onethirty Records (US)
2007 BangBang 4 piece Band formed - Band moves to Johannesburg
2008 Performing and ReleasingStart touring South Africa alot and release 3 EP's on Open Bar Music, Candy Music and Flavour recordings, first of which went on to reach top 10 deep house chart on Traxsource. Also start managing MORE music group.
2009More Releases, Start as Retro studio head engineerStart working as Retro Studio Engineer and release more refined sound on labels such as Myna and Lost my Dog.
2010 Move back to C.T. - BangBang peaksLive act peaks with flurry of releases on Kolour, Myna, Lost my Dog, Llama Farm, Eighth Dimension. Move back to Cape Town. End of 2010 Live act BangBang splits.
2011 Start producing RadioCreated award-winning content on the Phat Joe morning show - Characters, skits and stories.
2012Started working for Trinity nightclubDesign / Concepts / Lineups
2013 Started releasing solo productions on Triplefire music