Matt Black (DJ)

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Matt Black during a Coldcut performance, 2006.

Matthew Cohn, known by the stage name Matt Black, is a British DJ and one half of music duo Coldcut (along with Jonathan More), who founded the Ninja Tune record label.[1]

As a student at New College, Oxford, he was a member of a band called The Jazz Insects, whose first single was played by John Peel in his radio show.[2]

Black is one of the inventors of the VJamm software used in the Coldcut live shows and also co-developed a "granular video synthesizer" titled Granul8.[3][4] He is also a founding member of the (now defunct) VJ group Hex, and of the VJ group The VJamm Allstars with whom he continues to perform shows and has also worked alongside Crass Agenda as part of the Savage Utopia project.


  1. ^ O'Connor, Roisin (24 August 2015). "Ninja Jamm by Ninja Tune: Coldcut's DJ app is the latest gem to emerge from one of the UK's most innovative labels". The Independent. Archived from the original on 12 May 2022. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  2. ^ BBC – Radio 1 – Keeping It Peel – Coldcut
  3. ^ Willis, Holly (2005). New Digital Cinema: Reinventing the Moving Image. Wallflower Press. ISBN 9781904764250. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  4. ^ Cooper, Sean. "Coldcut Allmusic bio". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 January 2018.