- Release Date 2011-07-08
- Label Loco Records
- Catalog LRD047
Finding a love for house music at an early age, Matt Masters started working for Freerange Records in early 2004. Having DJed for several years before that, he decided to spend his first season in Ibiza that summer and gained residencies with two large island promoters that year as well as securing a residency on the sunset strip and appearing at many venues including the 10,000 people capacity club Privilege. When he returned from the island, Matt was invited to join the Freerange team permanently that year and the label and its artists have played a fundamental part in his musical influences and ambitions. As a DJ, Matt has played alongside Jimpster, Milton Jackson, Switch, Hipp-E, Palmskin, Mike Monday, Nacho Marco, Fish Go Deep, Kirk Degiorgio, Shur-I-Kan and more at the London Freerange Records label parties. He has also appeared at various venues across the globe including 360 Dubai, the Sonar Music Festival in Barcelona and the Garden Festival in Croatia with his unique house sound. He has enjoyed a Freerange Records residency at AKA, London and is currently helping to find a new home for the monthly Freerange night. In addition to his DJ gigs, Matt hosts the bi -weekly Freerange Records Radioshow with Jimpster. Guests so far have included the likes of DJ Yellow, Stimming, D'Play, Salvatore Freda, Manuel Tur, Gorge, Brothers Vibe, Solomun, Jimpster, Roberto Rodriguez, Pezzner, Diesel (X-Press 2), Deetron, Kasper, Nikola Gala, Fred Everything, Tony Lionni, Andreas Saag, Simbad, Nacho Marco, Milton Jackson, Mike Monday, Palmskin Productions, Andre Crom, Frank Spangler, Trackheadz, Brett Johnson, Shur-I-Kan & more. This show is syndicated worldwide on various radio stations including Kiss FM (Australia), Ibiza Sonica 95.2FM (Ibiza), SS Radio (UK), Club FM (Macedonia), Universal Vibes (UK), Proton Radio (USA), Lush Radio (Dubai), Dance Tunes Holland), Sceen FM (Germany), Sweat Lodge (Germany), Dinamo FM (Turkey) & Pulse Radio (Australia). The show is also available as a Podcast on ITunes and at the last count had over 100,000 subscribers. March 2007 saw the release of Brett Johnson's Life in the Emerald City EP which featured Matt's debut remix, a digital exclusive of WeR1 after Matt decided to delve into the world of production. Matt's 2nd remix for Freerange was a re- work of Jimpster's A Love Like This and received airplay on Pete Tong's Essential Selection on Radio 1 when Groove Armada filled in for Pete. Recent artists Matt has remixed since then include Dirty Vegas, Pezzner, Onionz, Tony Lionni and Evren Ulusoy. Matt also works with MrCenzo under their MidiDropMusic guise on various EP's and remixes. They have enjoyed number 1 and 2 top chart successes on download stores Beatport and Juno whilst working with labels including Glideslope, Guess, Raw Cutz, Shifted Music, Brown Eyed Boyz, Loudeast, 54 Music, Acryl, Sophisticate and their forthcoming EP on Germanys Plastic City Records. As for his solo endeavours, Matt has had success with solo releases through Urbantorque Records (4/ 5* in Mixmag Magazine UK), Pack Up And Dance (Number 2 on Beatport deep house chart for several weeks), Metroline (Record Of The Week on Loudeast FM Spain) & Nightbird and has been fortunate to have the likes of Milton Jackson and Soul Minority remix his productions.
The remix comes from the almighty duo Karol XVII & MB Valence who complement the entire EP perfectly by delivering a massive, deep vibe. The artists, who have already gained worldwide recognition for their work, are also founders and owners of the two famous imprints: Loco Records and Loco Records Supreme. The duo's efforts were spotted by DJ MAG that announced them to be the best Polish DJs of 2008. Two years later, they were nominated for The Beatport Music Awards 2010 as Best Deep House Artist besides the likes of Gorge, Milton Jackson, Jimpster and Nick Curly. Karol XVII & MB Valence's sounds appeared on I Records, Neurotraxx or their own Loco Records, and their tunes got to top 10 of Beatport's Deep House chart and stayed there for a number of weeks getting a lot of support from the likes of Jimpster Aki Bergen, Nick Curly, Tom Middleton, Scope, Shur-I-Kan, Osunlade, Hideo Kobayashi, Kevin Yost, Gorge, Fred Everything, Sebastian Davidson, Eelke Kleijn, Darin Epsilon, Mark Knight, John Digweed, Bruno From Ibiza, Franck Roger, Roger Sanchez, Chopstick & Johnjon or James Teej.