Cardiff, Britain (UK)
Never before has a dance music act exploded onto the scene with such massive impact.
Never before has that explosion continued with such a meteoric rise into the stratosphere of popularity and demand, there’s no end in sight.
Never before has there been a hard dance act like SHOCK:FORCE
… and the world just can’t get enough!
Since 2008, SHOCK:FORCE has conquered every possible aspect of the hard dance industry, amassing a biography that reads like a lifetime of achievements.
As a DJ he has toured the world with his unique brand of inimitable, infectious hard trance. From Australia to New Zealand, Canada to South Africa, Holland to Ibiza, the bookings just keep coming in thick and fast.
SHOCK:FORCE has been offered the main stages of the UK’s biggest club events - Bionic, Goodgreef, Frantic, AWsum and HTID - as well as headline spots at the biggest festivals, including Slammin Vinyl’s Sanctuary Outdoors & Westfest, Escape Into The Park, Atomik Weekender, Fusion Of Dance Festival Holland and the legendary Defqon.1, just to name a few.
As a producer, his original tracks and remixes have been released on every major label in the UK including Bionic Digital, Tidy, Tranzlation and IHDS as well as the leading Australian label Masif.
He has worked with the industry’s best of the best from Phil York to Luca Antolini, Dark by Design to Amber D, Alex Kidd to Kidd Kaos, Technikal to Proteus and it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say everyone in between.
SHOCK:FORCE is also the first ever UK artist to remix for the ‘World’s No.1 Hard Dance label’, Showtek’s mighty Dutch Master Works imprint, with a three genre crossover remix of Dutch Master’s anthem ‘5AM’. To this day, that remix continues to destroy dance floors across the world and has culminated in invitations to mix two major compilations ‘International Hard Dance Sessions’ and ‘Riot – Live for the Weekend’.
As an astute businessman, many companies in the industry have sought him out for his industry influence and management skills. DHF Promotion in London have snapped up SHOCK:FORCE’s services as have Bionic, UK’s leading European music related brand who have signed SHOCK:FORCE to their artist roster as well as made him the full time manager of all the hard trance releases on their record label ‘Bionic Digital’
Let’s not forget the SHOCK:FORCE domination of the air waves. When major radio stations repeatedly feature your tracks on their playlists, when you receive endless support from Kutski on his top rating Radio One program, when you have Q-Dance Radio desperate to have you guest mix for them – you know that you’re top of the game.
It’s not just the fans that love SHOCK:FORCE. The awards have been rolling in too, demonstrating the recognition and respect the dance music industry has for their work. In 2010, SHOCK:FORCE was nominated ‘Best New Face’ at the Hard Dance Awards, they took out the category of ‘Best European Producer’ in 2011 and had the title of ‘The past, present and future of hard trance’ bestowed upon them by leading clubbing magazines.
Enough? Not for SHOCK:FORCE!
Matt will continue his full front assault on the global hard dance scene as one of the most influential artists in modern times. The SHOCK:FORCE sound will push, stretch and even massacre boundaries with no apology – all in the pursuit of the most exceptional, forward thinking, spirit lifting musical invention possible.
When music trends come and go, there’s one reason why Hard Trance will never die.
Join him … but brace yourselves … it’s going to be a hell of a ride!
Written by Marsha Tang - Editor @ Teknoscape.com.au
SHOCK:FORCE Official’s tracks