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David DaWood
Birth name David Dawood
Born (1981-08-14) 14 August 1981 (age 35)
England, United Kingdom
Genres Pop, House, Electro House, Tech House, Hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s) DJ, Record producer, Songwriter, Audio Engineer
Years active 2001—Present
Labels Universal Music Publishing

David Dawood (born 31 December 1981), known professionally as DaWood, is an English DJ/producer Songwriter. Also Known as Sonic Matta a House Producer/Dj. DaWood is best known for producing and co-writing the song "Good Times" by Roll Deep, which went to Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart and held this position for 3 weeks making it the longest reigning Number 1 of 2010.


Since the early nineties when Dawood began making beats on his school music computers, his main passion and priority has been creating music, leading to his decision to leave college in order to raise enough funds to buy studio equipment.[1] 2001 brought Dawood his first cut; his track "Flexin" was used on the UK boy band Blue’s album ‘One Love’ – the album selling over 2 million copies worldwide.[1] Dawood has worked closely with Tinchy Stryder and on his 2012 album entitled ‘Full Tank‘, as well as having two cuts on the album, ‘Bad Intentions’ by Dappy.[1]


David Dawood is the musical architect behind 2010’s dance hit "Good Times" by Roll Deep featuring Jodie Connor. The single went to Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart and held this position for 3 weeks making it the longest reigning Number 1 of 2010.[1]

In 2011, Dawood produced two singles for recording artist Jodie Connor; "Now or Never" which was released in January 2011 and charted at Number 14 on the UK Singles Chart and was soon followed by another UK Top 40, "Bring It" featuring Tinchy Stryder.[1]

In 2012, Dawood produced the track "Take You There" by Jodie Connor featuring Busta Rhymes and it was released on 29 July 2012. Dawood has produced the track "Come with Me" by Dappy, which will feature on his debut studio album entitled Bad Intentions, and the track will be released worldwide on 12 August 2012.[2][3] Other artists DaWood has worked with, written and produced for include Kelly Rowland, Wiley, Roll Deep, Jodie connor, Dappy, Tinchy Stryder, Maxta, Alex Hepburn, Little Nikki, Namie Amuro, Lawson, Cover Drive, Cheryl Cole, Zara Larsson, Vita Chambers, Christina Millian, Blue, Nathan Sykes, 99 Souls, Stylo G, Karen Harding, (FX), M-22, Bakermat, Alex Clare, Fluer East, Klingande


Songwriting and producing discography[edit]

Year Artist Tracks Album Label Credit Peak Chart Position
2002 Blue Flexin One Love Virgin/Innocent Records Written UK Albums: 1
2010 Roll Deep Good Times Winner Stays On Virgin/Relentless Records Co - Written/Produced UK Singles: 1
2011 Jodie Connor Feat Wiley Now Or Never TBA Polydor Co-Written/Produced UK Singles: 14
2011 Jodie Connor Bring It TBA Polydor Co-Written/Produced UK Singles: 37
2012 Jodie Connor feat. Busta Rhymes Take You There TBA 3Beat/AATW Co- Written/Produced N/A
2012 Tinchy Stryder Oh No TBA Island/Universal Produced N/A
2012 Vita Chambers Fix You N/A Universal Republic Co-Written/Produced Canadian Top 100: 40
2012 DaWood & Retro vs Dappy & Margs Come with Me Bad Intentions AATW/Island Co-Written/Produced N/A
2012 Dappy Ying Yang N/A ATTW/Universal Co-Produced N/A
2013 Zara Larsson Cash Me Out Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself Ten Co-Written/Produced Swedish Album Chart: 7
2013 Namie Amuro La La La Feel Dimension Point/Sony Co-Written/Produced Japanese Album Chart: 1
2013 Little Nikki Nikki Says N/A Sony Co-Written/Produced N/A
2013 Little Nikki Yo Yo N/A Sony Co-Written/Produced N/A
2014 Cheryl Cole Yellow love Only Human Polydor Co-Written/Produced UK Album Chart: 37
2014 Sonic Matta Featuring Ayak To Be Loved N/A Uptempo Records Co-Written/Produced N/A
2015 Jodie Connor Back To You N/A Mankind Music Co-Written/Produced N/A
2015 f(x) Cash Me Out 4 Walls SM Entertainment Co-Written/Produced N/A
2016 Alex Hepburn Blackout N/A Warner France Co-Written/Co-Produced Release Date TBC
2016 Emmi Sleep On It N/A Universal Co-Written/Produced N/A
2016 Emmi YSYLM N/A N/A Co-Written/Produced N/A
2016 M-22 Inspiration N/A Refune Co-Written N/A
2016 M-22 & Sonic Matta Feat Hayley May Good For Me N/A Refune Co-Written/Co-Produced Release Date TBC
2016 M-22 & Sonic Matta Face N/A Refune Co-Written/Co-Produced Release Date TBC
2016 Jodie Connor Good Lovin - (Pretty Little Thing Tv Advert) N/A Mankind Music Co-Written/Produced Release Date TBC
2016 Lawson When I'm Old Perspective Polydor Co-Written N/A
2016 Bakermat Feat Alex Clare Surviving N/A Sony Co-Written Release Date TBC
2016 Nathan Sykes With You N/A Global/Polydor Co-Written/Co-Produced Release Date TBC


Year Artist Song title
2011 Jodie Connor "Now or Never" (DaWood Remix)
2014 Clean Bandit "Extraordinary" (Sonic Matta Remix)
2014 Lana Del Ray "Ultraviolence" (Sonic Matta Remix)
2014 Cheryl Cole "I Don't Care" (Sonic Matta Remix)
2014 Ill Blu "Bu Magic" (Sonic Matta Remix)
2014 Joel Compass "Forgive me" (Sonic Matta Remix)
2015 Christian B & Lavvy Levan "Stand Up" (Sonic Matta Remix)
2015 Emmi "My Kind of Swag" (Sonic Matta Remix)
2015 Petite Meller "Baby Love" (Sonic Matta Remix)
2015 M-22 "Good To be Loved" (Sonic Matta Remix)


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