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Matt, a Dj who plays a variety house music ranging from soulful vibes through to the more uplifting sounds started Dj-ing at the age of 19 at an underground house club in Middlesbrough playing alongside international Dj’s such as Seamus Haji, Chris Lake, Steve Mac, Pete Gooding, Hoxton Whores, Grant Nelson and Kate Lawler.
During the first few years of Matt’s Dj-ing career, he was also lucky enough to play for ‘Sugarshack’ at the Empire in Middlesbrough, Ten Feet Tall’s night ‘Play’ at various venues, Trinity Rooms in Limerick, Ireland and also for an Old Skool night named ‘Meltdown’ which was notorious in the North East of England for revisiting the house & rave scene from years gone by. This involved him playing with some more of the best DJ's and International P.A's around such as Abigail Bailey, Tom Novy, Duke, Shades of Rhythm and Rozalla etc.
In 2007 Matt made his first Dj-ing appearance in Ibiza playing for ‘Ibiza Residents’ night at Plastik then onto Eden’s funky room on the same bill as Jonathan Ulysees. This then repeated in the summer of 2008.
Matt then held residencies at Harveys Bar’s in Middlesbrough and Darlington where he began to put on his own nights along with brother Nick. This successful night attracted Dj’s like Jon Fitz, K Klass, Jason Herd, Suzee X & Dermot C and is still going strong in the North East of England today. In 2008 Matt made his first appearance for the famous brand Pukka Up playing at Pacha London as well as their boat parties and Es Paradis in Ibiza. Work for Pukka Up continued in 2009 seeing Matt play for Pukka Up at venues including J2 in Bolton.
2009 was a big year for Matt; he secured residencies for Paul Taylor’s brand ‘Retro’ playing at venues in Newcastle, Middlesbrough & Leeds and also at Pacha Ibiza and Boomerangs Magaluf over the summer. Matt also continued his work for Pukka up on their boat parties and was daily resident at sunset beach bar Kanya in Ibiza hosting pre-parties for nights such as Judgement Sundays, Tiesto at Privilege, Cream and Twice as Nice. Matt could also be seen playing Sunday nights at Hush with Jon Constantine & Danny Graham and also making regular appearances at Plastik.
In the summer of 2010, Matt took up another summer of Ibiza residencies playing every night at Plastik and also at brand new venue, The Egg Bar. He was also Retro's Ibiza resident every Saturday night at San Antonio’s biggest club Eden alongside Paul Taylor & Rob Wilder and made guest appearances for Judge Jules brand ‘Judgement Sundays’ playing on the same bill as Judge Jules himself, Eddie Halliwell, Stereo:Type, Tristan Ingram, Richard Durand, Lee John & Slipmatt amongst others.
Onto 2011 which has probably been Matt’s most successful year to date. Together with brother Nick & Jon Fitz, they collaborated on 2 tracks set for digital release in the winter. Matt also continued his Ibiza residencies at Plastik the brand new Hed Kandi Bar hosting weekly Pre-Parties for Hed Kandi @ Es Paradis plying his trade with a number of the Hed Kandi residents such as Greg Myers, Carl Hanaghan, Phil Faversham, John Jones, Dean Oram on Percussion and The Lovely Laura on sax. And not forgetting the fantastic Reflect Residents parties every Tuesday night making Hed Kandi bar one of the most talked about venues in San Antonio.
You can catch Matt in Ibiza during the summer of 2012 at his residencies with Plastik and also Pukka Up.