Burns (musician)

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Birth nameMatthew James Burns
Also known asMatt Burns
Born (1985-10-31) 31 October 1985 (age 36)
Stafford, Staffordshire, England
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • songwriter
Years active2008–present

Matthew James Burns (born 31 October 1985) is a Scottish record producer, songwriter, and DJ. His recent writing and production credits include Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Liam Payne, Little Mix, Louis Tomlinson, Pitbull, Ellie Goulding, Kacy Hill, Ariana Grande, Anitta, and others.

Early life[edit]

Burns' mother was an artist and painter, and his father was a professional heavyweight boxer. Burns began making music at the age of twelve, playing guitar and keyboards before discovering sampling as a teenager. At the age of 15, Burns started producing his own tracks, combining sound hardware from the seventies and eighties with modern music software and samples.[1]

Musical career[edit]

BURNS was taken on by Three Six Zero for management. He was then chosen to warm up for every show of deadmau5's U.S. 30-day tour and subsequently joined Calvin Harris on his UK tour.[2] He also released two EPs Turbo and Teknique on 2112 Records.[citation needed]

In 2010, BURNS released "Y.S.L.M (You Stopped Loving Me)" with French artist Fred Falke, also releasing his So Many Nights EP. In 2011, Burns released a track with NT89 entitled "Traffic" and went on to release "Iced Out" on Calvin Harris' Fly Eye label. In 2012, Burns secured a residency at The Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas[3] while playing shows across America. He released "Lies" in September with remixes from Skream, Tiga, Acrobat and Otto Knows. The single entered the BBC Radio 1 playlist at C moving to B one week later and then on to A for 7 consecutive weeks. The track peaked at number 32 in the UK Singles Chart[4] and at number 36 in the Netherlands.

BURNS began his solo residency at OMNIA nightclub in Las Vegas in 2016.[citation needed] In 2017, BURNS was signed by RCA Records. His first release on the label, "Far Gone feat. Johnny Yukon" was released in summer of that year.[citation needed] He followed with a second single "Angel" in April 2018, and also "Hands On Me" which featured Maluma and Rae Sremmurd. "Hands On Me" was the first English-speaking feature for Latin artist Maluma.[citation needed]


Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2010 – This Is Burns 001 - European Sex Music - Part 1[5]

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
2009 Turbo[6]
2010 Y.S.L.M[9] (with Fred Falke)
So Many Nights[10]
2011 Traffic[11] (with NT89)
Midknight / Skeezer[12]
Iced Out[13]
Fred Falke Part IV[14]
2021 Loving Touch[15]


As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album

2011 "Iced Out" Non-album singles
2012 "Lies" 32 36 68
2013 "Limitless" 134
2014 "Emos"
2015 "About U"
(with Tommy Trash)
"When I'm Around U"
2016 "Near Me"
(with R3hab)
"Make It Clap"
"Beauty Queen"
(featuring Elvis Brown)
"Run Things"
2017 "Far Gone"
(featuring Johnny Yukon)
"Low to the Floor"
2018 "Angel"
"Hands on Me"[20]
(featuring Maluma and Rae Sremmurd)
(featuring Johnny Yukon)
2019 "Energy"[22]
(with ASAP Rocky and Sabrina Claudio)
2021 "Can't Let Go"[23]
"Talamanca"[24] 53
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2011 "Off the Record"
(Tinchy Stryder featuring Calvin Harris and Burns)
24 Non-album single


Year Artist(s) Title
2008 Buy Now! "Body Crash" (Burns Remix)[25]
Kaz James "We Hold On" (Burns Mix)[26]
Wiley "Wearing My Rolex" (Burns Remix)
2009 Calvin Harris "I'm Not Alone" (Burns Rework)[27]
The Toxic Avenger "Toxic Is Dead" (Burns Remix)[28]
Filthy Dukes "Messages" (Burns Terradome Remix)[29]
Empire of the Sun "We Are the People" (Burns Remix)[30]
Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso "Body Crash" (Burns Remix)
Linus Loves "Prom Night" (Burns Remix)
Yuksek "Extraball" (Burns Rmx)
Melanie Fiona "Give It To Me Right" (Burns Remix)
Gossip "Heavy Cross" (Burns Remix)
Passion Pit "The Reeling" (Burns Remix)
Wolfmother "White Feather" (Burns Remix)
Empire Of The Sun "We Are The People" (Burns Remix)
Frankmusik "3 Little Words" (Burns Remix)
Kasabian "Where Did All The Love Go?" (Burns Remix)
Jack Splash featuring Missy Elliot and Jazmine Sullivan "I Could Have Loved You" (Burns Remix)
The Toxic Avenger "Toxic is Dead" (Burns Remix)
2010 The Aston Shuffle "Your Love" (Burns Remix)[31]
Gossip "Heavy Cross" (Burns Remix)[32]
Hurts "Better Than Love" (European Sex Version)
Kelis "4th Of July" (Burns Remix)
BURNS, Fred Falke "Y.S.L.M." (You Stopped Loving Me) (Burns' European Sex Dub)
Mr. Blink "Gecko" (Burns' Start-Stop Remix)
The Aston Shuffle "Your Love" (Burns Remix)
2011 Nelly Furtado "Night Is Young" (Dub Mix)
Rye Rye featuring Robyn "Never Will Be Mine" (Burns Remix)
Yasmin "On My Own" (Burns Remix)
2012 Marina and the Diamonds "Primadonna" (SFCTR Remix)[33]
Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch "Sweet Nothing" (Burns Remix)[34]
Lana Del Rey "National Anthem" (SFCTR Remix)[35]
Charli XCX "You (Ha Ha Ha)" (Burns Violet Cloud Version)[36]
Adam F "When The Rain Is Gone" (Burns Mix)
Example "Say Nothing" (Burns Remix)
Passion Pit "Take A Walk" (Burns' Sftcr Version)
2013 Iggy Azalea "Work" (Burns Purple Rain Version)[37]
One Republic "If I Lose Myself" (Burns Remix)
Hurts "Miracle" (Burns 50Hz Version)
Felix Cartal "Young Love" ft Koko Laroo (Burns Remix)
2014 Calvin Harris featuring John Newman "Blame" (Burns Remix)
2015 Bomba Estereo "Fiesta" (BURNS Remix)
Kaskade "We Don't Stop" (BURNS Remix)
2016 Rihanna featuring Drake "Work" (Burns' Late Night Rollin Remix)
Bishop Briggs "River" (Burns Remix)
2017 Miley Cyrus "Younger Now" (BURNS Remix)
2018 Khalid, Ty Dolla $ign, 6LACK "OTW" (Burns' Version)[38]
2019 Burns, ASAP Rocky and Sabrina Claudio "Energy" (Burns' Extra Energy Edit)[39]
Tove Lo "Sweettalk My Heart" (BloodPop and Burns Vitaclub Remix)[40]


Year Track Artist(s) Album
2010 "Intro" Kelis Flesh Tone
2012 "Amen" Foreign Beggars The Uprising
2013 "Midas Touch" Ellie Goulding Halcyon Days
"All the Things" (with Calvin Harris featuring Inna) Pitbull Meltdown
2015 "Doing It" (featuring Rita Ora) Charli XCX Sucker
"Ocean's Deep" Noonie Bao Noonia (EP)
"Ninja" Noonie Bao
2016 "Reminds Me" Noonie Bao TBA
"Make Me..." (featuring G-Eazy) Britney Spears Glory
"Hit and Run" Elliphant Living Garden
2017 "Just Like You" Louis Tomlinson Non-album single
"Dear Lover" Little Mix Glory Days (Platinum Edition)
"Say You're Wrong" Kacy Hill Like A Woman
2018 "First Time" (featuring French Montana) Liam Payne First Time
"Read Ur Mind" L. Devine Peer Pressure (EP)
"First Night" Johnny Yukon Installation I
"I Like"
"All Out"
"Good Ones"
2019 "Hurt" Gallant Sweet Insomnia
"What Am I Going To Do With You" Sophia Messa Single
2020 "Trauma" PartyNextDoor Partymobile
"Always You" Louis Tomlinson Walls
"Rain on Me" (with Ariana Grande)[41] Lady Gaga Chromatica[42]
"Fun Tonight"[43]
"Sour Candy" (with Blackpink)[44]
"Sine from Above" (with Elton John)[47]
"Over You" Tiësto The London Sessions
2021 "Sacrifice" Bebe Rexha Better Mistakes
2022 "Boys Don't Cry"[49] Anitta Versions of Me
"Versions of Me"[50]


  1. ^ "Biography of Burns". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  2. ^ Kane, Kirsty. "Meet Burns, Deadmau5' support DJ". Beatport. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  3. ^ Newspapers, Hearts. "Calvin Harris and Special Guest Burns". The San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  4. ^ "2012 Top 40 Official UK Singles Archive 29th December 2012". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  5. ^ "THIS IS BURNS 001- EUROPEAN SEX MUSIC - DIGITAL EDITION". Beatport. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  6. ^ Discogs. "Burns (4) – Turbo EP". Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Disko". Pure Connect. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  8. ^ Discogs. "Burns (4) – Teknique EP". Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  9. ^ Discogs. "Burns (4) And Fred Falke – Y.S.L.M. (You Stopped Loving Me)". Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  10. ^ Discogs. "Burns (4) – So Many Nights". Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  11. ^ Discogs. "Burns (4) & NT89 – Traffic". Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  12. ^ "MIDKNIGHT / SKEEZER". Beatport. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  13. ^ Discogs. "Burns (4) – Iced Out". Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Fred Falke – Part IV (2011)". New Album Releases. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  15. ^ "Loving Touch - EP by BURNS on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  16. ^ a b Peak positions in the UK:
  17. ^ "Discografie Burns". Belgium Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Discografie Burns". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 13 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  20. ^ Maiki, Salvatore (20 April 2018). "BURNS, Maluma and Rae Sremmurd join forces for 'Hands On Me'". The Fader. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Worst (feat. Johnny Yukon) - Single by BURNS on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  22. ^ "Energy - Single by BURNS, A$AP Rocky & Sabrina Claudio". iTunes Store. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Can't Let Go - Single by BURNS on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  24. ^ "Talamanca - Single by BURNS on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  25. ^ Discogs. "Buy Now – Bodycrash Remixes". Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  26. ^ "WE HOLD ON". Beatport. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  27. ^ "I'm Not Alone". Rhapsody. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  28. ^ "Toxic Is Dead (Burns Remix)". Amazon. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  29. ^ "MESSAGES". Beatport. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  30. ^ "WE ARE THE PEOPLE". Beatport. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  31. ^ "YOUR LOVE". Beatport. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  32. ^ "Gossip* – Heavy Cross Burns Remixes". Discogs. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  33. ^ Margaret. "MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS -PRIMADONNA (BURNS SFCTR REMIX)". Noise You Should Hear. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  34. ^ "Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch) [Remixes] - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  35. ^ "National Anthem (Burns' SFTCR Remix) (4:00)". Last fm ltd. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  36. ^ "Charli XCX – You (Ha Ha Ha) (Burns' Violet Cloud Remix)". The Music Ninja. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  37. ^ "Iggy Azalea – Work (Burns Purple Rain Version) [Explicit]". iTunes. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  38. ^ "Khalid - OTW (feat. 6LACk and Ty Dolla $ign [BURNS Version]". iTunes. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  39. ^ "Energy (Remixes) - Single by Burns on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  40. ^ "Sweettalk my Heart (BloodPop® & BURNS Vitaclub Remix) - Single by Tove Lo on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  41. ^ "Rain on Me (with Ariana Grande) by Lady Gaga on Spotify". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  42. ^ "BURNS on Instagram". @thisisburns4real on Instagram. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  43. ^ "Fun Tonight by Lady Gaga on Spotify". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  44. ^ "Sour Candy (with BLACKPINK) by Lady Gaga on Spotify". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  45. ^ "Enigma by Lady Gaga on Spotify". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  46. ^ "Replay by Lady Gaga on Spotify". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  47. ^ "Sine from Above (with Elton John) by Lady Gaga on Spotify". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  48. ^ "Babylon by Lady Gaga on Spotify". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  49. ^ ""Boys Don't Cry by Anitta on Spotify"".
  50. ^ ""Versions of Me by Anitta on Spotify"".

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