Here at liaoliao.tw were ready to launch our new Tree Of Life imprint dedicated to releasing high quality albums across a variety of deep soul soaked genres.
Our debut release has been produced by Migrate South, AKA Matthew McDonald. While the name Migrate South may be relatively unknown, Matthew certainly is not. He's been a DJ for over 15 years and a producer for 7. He released his first record as "NoRequests" on the Dikso label in 2009 when the edit and nu-disco scene was still in its infancy. In 2010 he started producing as Matthew Kyle and over the next couple of years put out EPs and remixes for labels like Audio Parallax Recordings, Our Nights Recordings, Los Grandes, and Hotbox Music.
As Matthew's skills as a producer grew so did his need to create new sounds and a desire to move on from edits. Matthew Kyle retired and retreated from the music scene and emerged a year later as Softmore with a renewed focus on his craft. As Softmore he released his debut album Fragments in the summer of 2013 as well as a 5 track EP for our Of Life crew.
Matthew is a highly underrated master of chilled smooth beats with deep woozy melodies and as Migrate South he feels he has found his voice; he spent over a year working on his new album and we're equally excited to release it.
His Melancholy Matters LP is a slow burning journey through the atmospheric and sultry sounds of hip-hop. An ensemble of deep downtempo breaks steered by intelligent and highly evocative drum programming, blending downbeat soul vocals with carefully crafted jazz influenced samples. influenced samples.