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

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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.

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27 Jan

Matman @ Bal In De Box, Brussels 30.01.16

Londoners can catch me back in the main room of 'BOOM' in Hoxton this Friday, then on Saturday I'm headed to Brussels to play at Bal In De Box, past headliners include the highly-esteemed likes of Maseo from De La Soul, Norman Jay, A-Skillz, The Reflex, Tony Touch and more! I'm looking to following in their footsteps...

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19 Jan

DJ Matman – Hip Hop & Soul 2015 Mix [Stream/Download]

Hip Hop & Soul 2015 by Dj Matman on Mixcloud Better late than never, here is my wrap up mix for 2015! Spanning Underground Hip Hop, Future Soul, Funk, Rnb, Grime and more, this mix features over 40 of my personal favourite tracks from last year, including a fair few obscure soundcloud digs and lesser-known remixes. I selected these from a narrowed-down pool of over...

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15 Dec

DJ Matman – The Hotline Mix [Stream / Download]

The recent success of 'Hotline Bling' had me thinking about all the other good phone-related tracks out there, and before I knew it I had a fresh mixtape on my hands! At just over an hour long 'The Hotline Mix' mix squeezes in close to 50 Hip Hop, RnB, Disco, Funk & Reggae bangers from artists such as Biggie, Tupac, Nas, Swindle, Jill Scott, Bounty...

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19 Nov

New Video: DJ Matman Cutting Up Hip Hop & Funk 7″ Vinyl 45s

Ahead of my gig spinning at Dusty Donuts in Hamburg this Saturday, here's a video of me scratching up some classic Hip Hop and funk vinyl 45s, featuring routines from my freshly released '7" Mix Vol.3' - cutting up 45s of 'Funky President', 'Think', 'Rock The Bells', and a bonus juggle with 'Mardi Gras' - check it out! And in case you missed it, check...

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14 Nov

Matman – 7″ Mix Vol. 3 [Stream / Download]

Following a batch of recent bookings spinning 45s (at Mobile Mondays & Wax Wednesdays in NYC, in support of Peanut Butter Wolf, Breakbeat Lou & Bobbito here in London, and for Dusty Donuts in both London & Hamburg), I've come up with a 3rd volume of my '7" Mix' series. Expect to hear Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Dancehall and even some Drum & Bass, laced...

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10 Nov

Dusty Donuts @ Mojo, Hamburg 21.11.15

I'm looking forward to taking a crate of 45s out to Hamburg later this month to spin at the Mojo Club for Dusty Donuts - a great club night and record label that has a tonne of must-have 7" vinyl releases, check them out HERE  

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13 Oct

Hip Hop vs RnB NYE Special @ Birthdays, Dalston

  Catch me at Birthdays in Dalston, London this New Years Eve - I'll be dropping a 2 hour all-eras rnb set alongside this heavyweight lineup 11pm-1am!

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24 Sep

New video upload: Funky Flute Beat Juggle – POV Turntablism

This routine helped me win a lot of DJ battles back in the day! I strapped a camera to my head so you can see it from my point of view... ‪#‎throwbackthursday‬  

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23 Sep

Matman x Jim Sharp Spinning 45s back to back at Zilouf’s this Saturday

As a kind of warm-up to our forthcoming 45's show in Hamburg (more on that soon) me and Canada's finest export Jim Sharp will be laying down some serious tunes and skills on those little 7" records this Saturday at Zilouf's in Angel, 9pm-1am. Expect Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Disco and whatever else we feel like dropping. No charge.