Matman is an internationally acclaimed multi-award winning DJ based in London, specialising in Hip Hop, Funk, RnB, Disco, Reggae, Garage, House and all things soulful.
A DJ of world-class technical skill with over 15 years of club-rocking experience, Matman initially made a name for himself entering Hip Hop-based dj contests. Here he earned the titles of UK DMC Supremacy Champion / world finalist, ITF UK Champion / world finalist, and European Turntable Techniques champion. Additionally his contributions to the soundtrack of IOS app ‘Skillz The DJ Game’ bagged him an IGF award for ‘Excellence In Audio’, for remixes of tracks from labels such as Stones Throw, Ninja Tune, Hospital records, Ministry of Sound and more.
Having performed in over 16 different countries and at many major festivals Matman has shared stages with legends such as De La Soul, Roy Ayers, Jazzy Jeff, Run The Jewels, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, Q-Bert, Pete Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Action Bronson, The Pharcyde, Just Blaze, Guru (Gangstarr), DJ Spinna, Marley Marl, DJ Premier, Asher Roth, A-Trak, Roni Size, Grooverider, Zed Bias, Adam F, Estelle and many, many more. He’s also rocked parties for the likes of Stussy, Vans, NFL, NBA, Bench, Absolut Vodka, Gumball Rally, Wella, Bloomberg, the BAFTA awards and the Mercury Awards, and played to audiences including celebrities such as Quentin Tarantino, Mark Ronson, Prince Harry, Idris Elba, Metallica, Sting, Dynamo & Sacha Baron Cohen (mainly during his long held residencies at exclusive members clubs The Box and Bungalow 8).
Matman has been a resident DJ at London’s world famous Jazz Cafe club for over a decade, he djs and produces for the 8-piece Hip Hop/RnB covers band ‘Soul Symphony’, co-hosts and mixes the long running and popular ‘Droppin’ Science’ Hip Hop podcast and djs serato club sets, audio visual VJ sets & old school hip hop / funk / soul / disco / rnb 7″ vinyl sets across the globe. In 2013 he was rated amongst DJ Yoda’s top 100 djs in the world. Last year he worked alongside Mark Ronson to help him perform and create the VJ segment of his recent TED talk. His diverse range of mixtapes can regularly be found riding high in Mixcloud.com’s top 10 charts.