Origin: United States
Matty G is without doubt the pioneer of the hip hop influenced sub-genre that ever so present in today’s flourishing dubstep scene. Since his first release in 2006 on US based imprint ‘Argon’, he has gone from strength to strength building on his sample based 90’s hip hop sound and having scene defying tracks along the way all from his studio in Santa Cruz, USA. In 2007 came the massive ‘50,000 Watts’ which set the bar for the sub-low 808 sound that many have tried to imitate since and remains a true anthem within the scene to this day. It gained support from the who’s who of dubstep royalty including Caspa & Rusko (featuring on their legendary FabricLive compilation), Skream, Digital Mystikz, N-Type & Joe Nice to name a few and also received the remix treatment from dubstep pioneer Loefah, all going towards firmly cementing the track, and Matty G in the history of the sound. Later that year Matty came with another anthem in the shape of ‘West Coast Rocks’ which again raised the bar and received a remix from Dub Police head honcho Caspa, who also that year put out Matty’s debut release for the Dub Police label on the 2nd installment of the License To Thrill series sharing wax with Rusko and Dubwoofa. In 2008 Matty released his debut album on Argon entitled ‘Take You Back’, which received rave reviews from all corners of the dubstep scene as well as bridging the gap even more so between dubstep and hip hop. Featuring vocals performances from the likes of Juakali and Audio Angel, the LP again solidified Matty’s place among the dubstep ranks. As well as proving to be a renowned producer, Matty showed the masses he is as talented behind the decks, touring far and wide playing at such prestigious nights as; DMZ at The Mass in Brixton, Dub Police at Fabric in London and the world famous Glastonbury Festival (the largest music and performing arts festival in the world). Fast forward to 2010 and having just completed a tour of US for Scion AV along with Caspa, The Others, D1 and Rod Azlan, Matty is back in the studio on the best form of his life with numerous tracks doing the rounds and massive releases lined up including a single for Dub Police as well as remixes for Caspa and label mate Subscape. You are very likely to be seeing more of this man in the near future, 2010 is shaping up to be the year when this musical stalwart really shines through.