BIO – MAD MATS (Local Talk, Raw Fusion, Basic Fingers) Stockholm

First off, we’re talking about a real DJs DJ...period! He got the technical skills, musical history and a never-ending hunger for underground dance music. Basically, he got the full package!

Stockholm born Mad Mats endeavours started in the mid 80’s when he left his break dancing career (Swedish champ 1985!) to become one of the resident DJs at Stockholm’s early hip hop jams circa 1986. In 1988 during a trip to London to experience the thriving rare groove scene he opened up his music senses to leftfield rhythms and the alternative club culture. After starting producing hip hop in the late 80s Mats started collecting “breaks & samples” which introduced him to the whole spectrum of underground dance music. This wild cocktail of music styles made him one of the most popular and respected DJs in the Stockholm club scene during the 90s and is today a DJ with a solid cult status in Sweden.

Nowadays Mats is working hard with his three labels Local Talk, Basic Fingers and Raw Fusion. All have their own identity but always with a touch of Mad Mats. As a side project Mats also got a “little” finger in the mysterious little label called GAMM...hush hush ok ;) .

By night when Mats is not touring the world spinning at various clubs and festivals he’s running the legendary Raw Fusion club in the heart of Stockholm. The club has been running strong for over 13 years with diverse guest DJs such as Theo Parrish, J-Dilla (RIP), Kerri Chandler, Peanut Butter Wolf, Gilles Peterson, Sbtrkt, Carl Craig, Jazzanova, Laurent Garnier and Dixon to name only a few. The club is still throwing parties and has become one of the most important underground club institutions in Scandinavia. Besides the Raw Fusion party Mats also runs a new house night called Unhous where he together with Tooli (24:hrs) and Jonas K delivers the best in underground house music at Stockholms hottest club venue Under Bron (Under The Bridge). Recent guest DJs includes Jimpster, Bassfort and Andreas Saag to name a few.

With a DJ career running over 25 years, we know that this open-minded b-boy has got some serious skills and have on numerous occasions been voted Sweden’s best DJ. Last time was in 2009 when he got voted number one by leading club site Clubstockholm.se where he received over 15000 votes. With a remarkable and open-minded variation you can easily find Mad Mats spinning at house/techno, hip hop/r&b or retro soul, funk & disco clubs. But most of all he prefers a freestyle session where he can mix everything up...Mad Mats style! He has been there, done that and wants to return for more. Check him out if you can, you wont be disappointed!

Mad Mats on Soundcloud: madmats
Mad Mats on Resident Advisor: http://www.residentadvisor.net/profile/madmats
Local Talk on Soundcloud: Local Talk
Local Talk on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Local-Talk-Records/199872936724510
Local Talk Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/LocalTalkRecords
Basic Fingers on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/basic-fingers

madmats   Mats Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

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    Mad Mats - Japan 2014 Tour Mix at 5.46
    on July 21, 2014 08:38

    @angelmel29: Glad u like the music :). Hope u have a great one at Suncebeat...give a big soulful hug to everyone from me ok!

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    Para El Junco - A Jazz Mixtape by Mad Mats at 36.04
    on November 06, 2012 14:05

    @GigaGroover: Nice one, thanks!

  • A Comment on madmats's
    Para El Junco - A Jazz Mixtape by Mad Mats
    on November 06, 2012 14:05
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    Raw Fusion GBG w/ Mad Mats & JayStarSeven
    on September 20, 2012 19:49

    Thanks Timo and Brian :)

  • A Comment on madmats's
    Mad Mats / Local Talk Label Party @ Über (Birm... at 54.52
    on September 07, 2012 04:35

    @Sem.: Thanks Sem :)

  • A Comment on madmats's
    Mad Mats / Local Talk Label Party @ Über (Birm... at 45.34
    on September 04, 2012 05:04

    @anExpresso: Tell your local promoters and Local Talk will be there ;)

  • A Comment on madmats's
    Mad Mats / Local Talk Label Party @ Über (Birm...
    on September 03, 2012 20:51

    @backlundo: Its removed cus' we're putting it out haha

  • A Comment on madmats's
    Mad Mats / Local Talk Label Party @ Über (Birm... at 9.40
    on September 03, 2012 17:13

    @JEKYLL (UK): Its track # 3. Forthcoming on Local Talk.

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    Milton Wright - U Dont Even Know Me (CLC Summer... at 1.31
    on June 27, 2012 17:41
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    Mateo & Matos - Maw Basics (Gerd's NY STOMP Mix... at 3.03
    on May 08, 2012 14:33

    Baaaangin' :D

  • A Comment on suonho's
    George Benson - The World Is A Ghetto (suonho R... at 2.12
    on April 06, 2012 10:58

    Gonna be a big one :D

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    Carl Craig-Darkness (Combo ReEdit) at 2.10
    on February 14, 2012 11:21
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    MAD MATS @ GARITO CAFÉ - S15.10.11
    on October 20, 2011 10:30

    Track list...

    1. Creative Swing Alliance – What A Woman Needs
    2. Basic Black – Don’t Make Me Fall In Love, Timmy Regisford Mix
    3. MCDE – Basement L.O.V.E
    4. Rainer Trueby – Jeck
    5. Tornado Wallace - Rainbow Road
    6. Actual Proof – The Grit, Original Disco Edit
    7. ChangED – Jamaican Girl
    8. Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m Corrupt
    9. Brandy – I Wanna Be Down, Ezel Remix
    10. Rayko – Getting Down
    11. Fantastic Man – Don’t Worry, Its Just Me
    12. Medlar – Floor
    13. Elijah Collins & Tee-J – J Funk
    14. Charlie Loud & MJ – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Charlie Loud Remix)
    15. Jazzanova – I Can See, Filippo Moscatello Mix
    16. Kelly Price – And You Don’t Stop
    17. Erykah Badu – Hony, Glenn Underground Remix
    18. Brawther – Do It Yourself, Alternative Mix
    19. Marlow – Donny
    20. Whim-ee – I Will Tell You
    21. Jazzanova – Little Bird, Alex Barck Remix
    22. Andreas Saag – Wilderness
    23. Totó La Momposina – La Mezcla, Jose Marques Remix
    24. Kyodai – Mi Rumba
    25. Sandrino Beckers – SanFran Disco
    26. Head Nodding Society – Nudge Up
    27. Björn Torske – Langt Fra Afrika, Todd Terje Remix
    28. Jill Scott ft. Anthony Hamilton – So In Love, Matt Early remix
    29. Stargard – So In Love, Re-Edit
    30. Ralf Gum ft. Kafele – Complicated, Raw Artistic Soul Main Mix
    31. Dale Howard – Wastin’ Time
    32. Grant Nelson – Back To Basics
    33. Kid Enigma – Return Of The Mac
    34. Marcel Wave – Lower Allston
    35. Andreas Saag – Back To Life
    36. Phuture Bond – Akabu, Âme Mix
    37. Oxia – Sun Step
    38. Dj Simi – Green Twister
    39. Carl Craig – At Les, Christian Smiths Tronic Treatment Mix
    40. Armando – Downfall
    41. Tim Wright – Thirst, Lucianos Dancehall Mix
    42. Shit Robot – Norfolk Light
    43. Art Bleek – Hecho En Pigalle
    44. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain Enough, The Reflex Edit
    45. Amy Winehouse vs Velvelettes – Rehab, The Reflex Edit
    46. Marvin Gaye – Whats Going On, The Reflex Edit
    47. Jeff Perry – Love Don’t Come No Stronger

  • A Comment on madmats's
    Mad Mats House Mix for club 2:35.1 (Berns) at 1.04.40
    on July 21, 2011 17:44
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    Nov 2010 Mega Mix at 5.48
    on November 18, 2010 12:50

    @Casbah 73: Mega mixes r back...big time ;)

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    Nov 2010 Mega Mix
    on November 12, 2010 06:22


    Freiburg any time of course :)

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    Nov 2010 Mega Mix at 1.55.33
    on November 09, 2010 20:22
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    House Mix - Feb 2010
    on September 14, 2010 12:12

    Sorry, forgot about the playlist...its added now :)

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    The Colonel - Badboy Steppa at 0.31
    on September 13, 2010 13:24


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    Whitney & Loleatta - Million Dollar Bill
    on September 02, 2009 12:03


  • A Comment on madmats's
    MAD MATS HOUSE MIX - OCT 3RD 2007 at 32.52
    on October 21, 2008 21:26

    @Tristan da Cunha: Cajmere ft. Derrick Carter - Dreamstates, Dub (Cajual Rec)

  • A Comment on madmats's
    MAD MATS HOUSE MIX - OCT 3RD 2007 at 28.23
    on October 18, 2007 23:25

    Tronic "Hot That Ass"

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