DJ Daredevil Spinal Cancer / Disability Fund

25 Jan

DJ Daredevil Spinal Cancer / Disability Fund

My brother, flatmate, frequent collaborator and best friend Dj DareDevil aka Benjamin Smith has sadly been recently diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of cancer that has paralysed him from the waist down. Hopefully the nerve damage will be reversible, but recovery will take a very long time, a matter of years. I've set up a gofundme page crowdfunding page to help him out with future...

05 Dec

Dan The Automator x Wax Poetics Interview (Edited by Matt ‘Matman’ Smith)

Since first learning the ropes a few years back while building A/V VJ sets, I’ve been getting more and more into the world of video editing... Here's my latest collaboration with Wax Poetics writer Alice Price-Styles - an interview with Bay Area producer extraordinaire Dan The Automator, a man responsible for an impressively large catalogue of classic music from the likes of Dr Octagon, The Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modelling School,...

28 Nov

DJ Ca$hmoney x Dj Matman x Dj Daredevil @ Red Lion this Saturday

Supporting the legend DJ Cash Money (1988 World DMC champion) at The Red Lion E11 this Saturday 03.12.16 alongside my brother Dj DareDevil (as Droppin' Science) + the MOOSE FUNK SQUAD - tickets available from

15 Nov

Droppin’ Science Show Autumn / Winter 2016 Native Tongues Special

  Native Tongues Special! The freshest soulful hip hop around, mixed & hosted by DMC champion Djs Matman & Daredevil Featuring new music from the likes of: A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Common, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Busta Rhymes, The Roots, Anderson Paak, Danny Brown, Pete Rock, Diamond D, Tall Black Guy, Lewis Parker, The Game, Sean Price, Ab-Soul, Run The Jewels, Snoop Dogg,...

27 Oct

The Halloween Zombie Ball ft. Shepdog (Nice Up Records) & Matman @Red Lion Ballroom 29.10.16

I've been forgetting to post gigs recently, my bad! Here's a late notice invite to The Zombie Ball this Saturday, held in their newly opened upstairs ballroom space (recently rocked by legendary selctor Norman Jay) - catch me alongside Nice Up Records head honcho DJ Shepdog dropping murderous music all night long! Tickets are just £4 in advance from here: (£6 tax on the...

20 Sep

DJ Spinbad (NYC), Matman & Jazz T @ Red Gallery, Shoreditch 08.10.16

Super hyped to perform alongside one of the greatest djs to ever do it and master of mixtapes DJ Spinbad straight outta NYC! Check the FB event page for more info HERE here's some blurb courtesy of The Doctor's Orders: DJ Spinbad may not be a household name but is without a doubt one of the most innovative and exciting DJs on the planet. Despite...

16 Aug

Matman x Whosampled x Wax Poetics – Cypress Hill ‘Cypress Hill’ 25th Anniversary Mix

I'm excited to announce the release of another collaboration mix with WhoSampled & Wax Poetics , this time celebrating the 25th anniversary of the classic self-titled debut LP by west coast legends Cypress Hill ! Featuring LP cuts, alternative versions, original samples and a couple of my own re-edits to boot! Artwork by Leon Nockolds Track list: 01. Village Callers – ‘Hector’ (Sampled in ‘The...

29 Jul

Prince Paul x Wax Poetics Interview (edited by Matman)

After several years of video DJing and creating DJ vids I realised I might be able to get a new side-hustle editing video for others - here's my first, a brand new Wax Poetics interview with legendary producer Prince Paul ! (De La Soul, Gravediggaz, Stetsasonic etc.) Shout to the host Alice Price-Styles keeping the conversation flowing nicely, Paul's on great form too, check it...

25 Jul

Droppin’ Science Show Summer 2016 ft. Matman & Daredevil

We left you hanging a little longer than usual since our last instalment of the DS show, so to make up for it we present to you an extra special summer edition - over 100 minutes of the freshest new underground hip hop jams! Download HERE Featuring new music from both sides of the Atlantic, including the likes of: Schoolboy Q, De La Soul, Run...

30 Jun

Elements Hip Hop jam @ Red Lion this Saturday

ELEMENTS is back for the fifth year running! AN APPRICIATION OF ORIGINAL HIP-HOP CULTURE Get down to the all day jam and catch some hot talent demonstrating all 4 Elements live @ The Red Lion E11. !!!FREE ALL DAY!!! Midday - 2am   My set times: 18:40-19:30 out in the garden, & 23:45-00:30 inside FB event HERE DJs JFB 'Matman' Dj DareDevil Oliver Sudden X...

30 Jun

BOOM! Upfront Hip Hop & RnB Anthems @ Proud Camden this Friday

  Catch me spinning around midnight 'til close, peep the FB event page HERE    

21 Jun

Matman @ Spin Doctor’s Bday BBQ This Sunday

The Doctor’s Orders present SPIN DOCTOR’S BIRTHDAY BBQ Midday – Midnight Sunday 26th June 2016 Strong Room Courtyard 120-124 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3SQ FREE ENTRY ALL DAY With DJs Spin Doctor Shortee Blitz Mr Thing Matman CJ Beatz DJ LoK Janeen Beanz BBQ & Full Menu Served all day. Kids of all ages welcome with an adult until 7pm. After a years hiatus THE...

17 Jun

Matman x WhoSampled x Wax Poetics – Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt 20th Anniversary Mix

  I’m proud to announce my first collaboration with hip hop media giants WhoSampled and Wax Poetics! This month sees the 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album Reasonable Doubt, which was released June 25th, 1996. Featuring appearances by Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G., and Foxy Brown, and production from DJ Premier, Clark Kent, Ski and more the record is a bonafide classic of it’s time To celebrate I created a 50 minute mixtape based on the album, featuring LP cuts, alternate versions,...

16 May

Matman at Love Saves The Day Festival, Bristol 29.05.16

I will be joining the Sip The Juice crew in my hometown of Bristol to tear up the Dance-Off stage on the Sunday of this year's Love Save The Day festival in Eastville Park. I'll also be joined by fellow Dusty Donuts crew member and geral bad man Jim Sharp, Solid Steel's DJ Cheeba & The Jump Off Rap battles. You can also catch me...

28 Apr

DJ Matman – Red Bull Thre3style 2016 5 Min Entry Video

I entered this year's Red Bull Thre3style competition (party rocking turntablism using at least 3 genres of music), here's my 5 minute set - featuring scratching, juggling, toneplay, cheesy grins and a phone call.