Starting from humble beginnings Mathias Matthew has grown over the years to become one of the left of center electronic music artists of this generation. Unbounded by musical convention, Mathias Matthew has a background rooted in the artistic scenes of Detroit and Chicago.
Responsible for a plethora of DJ performances at the hotspots of both cities, including Bleu Room and Vision, Matthew has played alongside luminaries, James Holden, John Acquaviva and Frankie Bones. Going on to form "Migrashun" in 2009 as a way of extolling the virtues of "young, unique and gifted producers" from within the Chicago community, it wasn't until 2011 that the American moved away from the more traditional tools of the DJ trade into a hardware and software contoured approach that would give a greater flexibility to his music.
Throughout the years he has gained the knowledge, which influenced his production, performance, and performance. Getting his start on the flyer team of Necto in Ann Arbor, MI in 2003 paved the way for many things to come. Since then, Mathias performed at numerous venues in Detroit including: Blue Room, The Works, DEMF 2004, Finite Gallery, Oslo, State Theatre, Centre Street just to name a few.
In addition to performing, Mathias also worked on numerous production projects including the likes of Departure (The Works Monthly) and Brio with Derek Fox. Brio produced the ?Drip? events, which brought a unique spin to Detroit?s electronic community. Brio used blank canvas venues to emphasize the performers while complimenting the venue with minimal eccentric visuals.
After relocating to Chicago in the fall of 2007 and establishing himself thru gigs and associations with the local promoters and event organizers, Mathias created his brainchild known as Migrashun along with Ari frank in 2009 as an outlet ?for the young, unique and gifted producers and performers to prove their worth and to mature within the industry?. Over the past 3 years, migrashun has become a force in Chicago?s vibrant dance music scene providing audiences throughout the world with superior musical entertainment in a unquestionable atmosphere of professionalism and consumer satisfaction.
In 2011, mathias moved away from the ?norm? and moved in incorporating ableton and midi controllers into his live performances, playing what some might label a hybrid set of edits, tracks and samples in rapid rotation. 2013 marked the year of commercial production releases through various international and local record labels. By extension, Mathias' move into production has firmly taken hold in 2013 with playfully named EPs, "We Are All Weird" EP on Stasis Recordings and "Melody is Not Your Enemy" on iElektronix. Adding to his growing portfolio of commercial work, Apollo is thrilled to announce the release of Mathias Matthew's debut EP entitled, "Forget Your Regrets".