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