Matrix (musician)

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Matrix
Birth name Jamie Quinn
Origin London, England
Genres Dance, drum and bass, dubstep
Occupations DJ, producer
Years active 1994–present
Labels AATW, Viper Recordings, Metro Recordings
Associated acts Futurebound, Luke Bingham, Baby Blue, Goldtrix, Turbosound, Andrea Brown, Optical

Jamie Quinn, better known by his stage name Matrix, is a London-based drum and bass producer, DJ, and founder of record label Metro Recordings. He is the brother of drum and bass artist Matt Quinn (better known as Optical). He is best known for his work with Futurebound as a duo under the alias Matrix & Futurebound.

Musical career[edit]

1994-2000: Career beginnings[edit]

Quinn started his musical career as one half of drum and bass duo Turbosound.[when?] The duo was signed to F Project Records, an imprint of Formation Records, operated by DJ SS. As early as 1994, Quinn began to release material as Matrix. Since then, his work has appeared on numerous compilations released by various drum and bass labels. His debut LP, Sleepwalk was released in 2000 by Virus Recordings (operated by his brother).

2001-2004: Goldtrix[edit]

In 2001, Quinn ventured into the house music genre as one half of Goldtrix. In 2002, Goldtrix released a cover of Jill Scott's "It's Love (Trippin')", featuring singer Andrea Brown. It became a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and reached number six on the UK Singles Chart in February 2002.[1]

2005-2011: Matrix and Futurebound and debut album[edit]

Main article: Matrix & Futurebound

In 2005, Quinn collaborated with Liverpool-based producer Brendan Collins known as 'Futurebound' to release Strength 2 Strength single. They later released their debut album Universal Truth on 9 April 2007 through Metro Recordings and Viper recordings, under the alias "Matrix & Futurebound".[2] On 10 March 2008 they released Womb as a single from the Universal Truth album later followed by a new single Shanghai Surprise featuring singer Cat Knight. On 30 May 2011 they released a mix combination album Worldwide 001 which featured Scott Owens and Cat Knight.

2012–present: Mainstream success[edit]

On 6 May 2012 Matrix and Futurebound release "All I Know" featuring British singer Luke Bingham. The song went on to chart in the top 30 of the UK Singles Chart at number 29 and top ten on the UK Dance Chart at number 6 which marks their first charting single as a Duo. Later on in 2012 their second single "Magnetic Eyes" featuring British singer and rapper Baby Blue was released on 30 December 2012.[3] The song marked their second top 30 hit in the UK peaking at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart and number 5 on the UK Dance Chart. The song managed to stay inside the top 40 for 6 weeks. In January 2014, Control, featuring London singer Max Marshall, debuted at number 18 on the UK Singles Chart, giving them their biggest UK hit to date.[4]

Discography[edit]

As Lead Artist[edit]

Extended Plays[edit]

Title Album details
Sleepwalk
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Virus recordings
  • Format: CD, Digital Download

As Goldtrix[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
UK
[5]
2002 "It's Love (Trippin')"
(featuring Andrea Brown)
6

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