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Funkin Matt is a producer and DJ based in Oslo, Norway. He's the A&R for Fjordin Records, a label he runs in collaboration with Gregor Salto. His music philosophy is to always invent and erase the borders betweengenres.When 12 years old he got a visit from his best friend who had a copy of a simple music editor, they started out making music in the bedroom, and later picked up a copy of Propellerheads Reason 1.0. Then at the age of 16 he got his first record deal with a UK label, this really inspired him and eventually led to more and more releases on small independent labels.He got his first breakthrough in the start of 2007 when he got in touch with Sidney Samson, which started to play his tracks regularly, with tracks like "Hit Me" and "Shake It Dont Break It", and later signed him to his own label Samsobeats. As a producer for Samsobeats he released new EPs regulary with his own signature style. At the same time he got in touch wit h Sidney's part ner in crime Gregor Salt o, and got t o remix a couple of Gregor's tracks for his label G-Rex. This included t he remix of Bouncing Harbour t hat went to be a big club hit, and was one of the tracks to help form the future dutch sound.In the start of 2010 he started planning out the possibilities of his own label with Gregor Salto, and by t he end of 2010 Fjordin was born. Fjordin became t he base for Funkin Matt’s sound and builds around a nordic theme and has received much support from DJ’s in the industry. Besides releasing on tracks on his own imprint he’s also putting out music on labels like Fool’s Gold, G-Rex & Mixmash, and remixed for labels like Epic Records, Dim Mak, Ultra & Spinnin to name a few. Funkin Matt has gained major support on both originals and remixes from DJ’s like Tiesto, A-Trak, Laidback Luke, Tommy Trash, Crookers, Gregor Salto, John Dahlback, Teki Latex, Brodinski, Stonebridge, Malent e, Ron Carroll, Bart B More et c. In addit ion hist racks are being played on around t he world incl. stations like BBC1(UK), Slam FM(NL), StuBru(BE) & P3(NO).In the end of 2012 Fool’s Gold is releasing Matt’s robot anthem “I Wish” which has gathered a lot of attention, and could prove to be another milestone in his rising career.

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