Matt Edwards

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Matt Edwards
Birth name Matthew Edwards
Born (1975-06-04) 4 June 1975 (age 42)
London, England
Origin Brighton, UK
Genres Techno, House, Electronic
Labels Rekids, Pyramids of Mars
Website rekids.com

Matthew (Matt) Edwards (born 4 June 1975) is an English electronic music producer and DJ based in Berlin, Germany. He is best known for his work in house and techno that he produces under his Radio Slave moniker.[1] He has also released under a variety of different aliases including Cabin Fever, Canvas, DJ Maxxi, The Machine, REKID, Seadevils and Quiet Village. Matt is also co-founder of London-based record label Rekids, which he formed in 2006 with James Masters. Rekids is also mother label to the REK'D and Pyramids of Mars imprints.

Career[edit]

Matt's career began as a DJ in London and Aberystwyth, where he picked up a residency at the Milk Bar in 1992 and Aberystwyth football club. He would then go on to become resident at the legendary Ministry of Sound. Matt has since gone on to DJ all over the world, visiting virtually every major club, including Fabric (London), Cocoon (Frankfurt), Womb (Tokyo), Space (Ibiza), Robert Johnson (Frankfurt), The Arches (Glasgow), Trouw (Amsterdam) Spank (Aberystwyth football club) and many more. Matt is consistently touring throughout the year and currently holds residencies at Berlin's Panorama Bar and Paris' Rex Club with the Rekids club nights.

Radio Slave began in 2000 as a duo remixing project with Serge Santiago. As a pair Matt and Serge produced bootleg club remixes of songs by Busta Rhymes, Kylie Minogue, Limp Bizkit, Nancy Sinatra and many more pop artists. Around 2002, Serge left to pursue his own musical path leaving Matt in control of the Radio Slave guise. Matt continued to produce a string of remixes for well-established artists, before finally releasing his own original material in 2006. From this point onwards Matt would continue to release his own music, mostly through his own label Rekids, as well as remixing more underground electronic artists. In recent years, Matt has also released a number of different mix CDs including Fabric 48 and Strictly Rhythm Vol. 5.

As Radio Slave, Matt is yet to release a full length LP. However he has released albums of original material as The Machine, REKID and Quiet Village (with Joel Martin). The Machine is a multi-media venture combining music and visuals. The aural aspect features 6 tracks of experimental soundscapes – using found sounds and taking influence from contemporary electro-acoustic composition. The visual aspect comprises a short film by UK artists Lovely Jon & Mike Keelin, and each track has a corresponding image designed by Australian pop artist Misha Hollenbach. The music is available on CD and vinyl as The Machine's LP 'RedHead' and was released in 2010. The second track Opening Ceremony (Fuse) also appeared on Berlin imprint Innervisions in 2009 remixed by Ame and Dixon. As Quiet Village, Matt released full-length LP 'Silent Movie' on Studio !K7 in 2008. The album was released on both vinyl and CD and focusses on more downtempo, left field music with balearic influences. As REKID, Matt released 14-track album 'Made in Menorca' in 2006 on Soul Jazz Records. The album was released on vinyl as well as CD and takes influence from disco music and deep house.

In 2011 he collaborated with Japanese toy maker Devilrobots to create a Rekids-themed toy 'No Sleep No Tofu'. The toy is a Japanese Kubrick figure produced by MediCom – a small, limited edition collector's item with a block-style human form similar to Playmobil or Lego. The head of the figure is a detachable block which features the sleeve design for REKIDS036 – Radio Slave – No Sleep (Part Six).

In May 2012, Matt released a sample pack with label Sample Magic. The pack features 500MB of percussive and musical loops, hits and effects, designed to be used as tools for electronic music producers. 2012 also saw the launch of Matt's 'Pyramids of Mars' label – a multimedia project that incorporates various strands of artistic disciplines. Matt's 2010 album 'RedHead' (under his 'Machine' pseudonym) was re-issued on Pyramids of Mars as part of a highly collectible deluxe package, including a re-interpretation of the full album by Joe Claussell. The boxset was limited to 50 copies, each hand-painted by Misha Hollenbach, and included triple-vinyl pressings of both Claussell's and Edwards' versions. The release was available exclusively at London's LN-CC store.

Selected discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • REKID: Made In Menorca, 2006
  • Quiet Village: Silent Movie, 2008
  • The Machine: RedHead, 2010
  • Radio Slave: "Works! Selected Remixes 2006 -2010", 2011

Singles[edit]

  • Radio Slave: Untitled, 2004
  • Radio Slave: Slow, 2004
  • Radio Slave: I'm Really Hot, 2004
  • Radio Slave: Red Light, Green Light, 2004
  • Radio Slave: Presents High Concept, 2004
  • Radio Slave: My Bleep, 2006
  • Radio Slave: No Sleep (Part One), 2006
  • Radio Slave: No Sleep (Part Two), 2006
  • Radio Slave: Secret Base, 2006
  • Radio Slave: Bell Clap Dance, 2007
  • Radio Slave: Screaming Hands (Remixes), 2007
  • Radio Slave: No Sleep (Part Three), 2007
  • Radio Slave: No Sleep (Part Four), 2008
  • Radio Slave: No Sleep (Part Five), 2008
  • Radio Slave: Sex Trax EP, 2008
  • Radio Slave feat. Danton Eeprom: Grindhouse (Remixes), 2008
  • Radio Slave: Bell Clap Dance (Remixes), 2008
  • Radio Slave: Tantakatan (The Drunken Shed Mix), 2008
  • Radio Slave: Eyes Wide Open / Incognito, 2008
  • Radio Slave / Tony Lionni: Berghain 03 / Part 1, 2009
  • Radio Slave: No Sleep (Part Six), 2009
  • Radio Slave: No Sleep (Part Six Remixes), 2009
  • Radio Slave: I Don't Need A Cure For This, 2010
  • Radio Slave: I Don't Need A Cure For This (Remixes), 2010
  • Radio Slave: East West EP, 2010
  • Radio Slave: "Absolute Absolute", 2011
  • Radio Slave: "Live Edits", 2012

Selected Remixes[edit]

  • Peace Division Feat. Pleasant Gehman: Blacklight Sleaze, 2006
  • Matt O'Brien: Serotone, 2006
  • Armand Van Helden: This Ain't Hollywood, 2007
  • Len Faki: My Black Sheep, 2007
  • UNKLE: Burn My Shadow, 2007
  • Trentemøller: Moan, 2007
  • Tiefschwarz: Blow, 2007
  • Slam: Azure, 2007
  • Discemi: Data Sapiens, 2007
  • X-Press 2: Call That Love, 2008
  • Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia: Dead Souls, 2008
  • Booka Shade: Sweet Lies, 2008
  • Florian Meindl: 8 Bit Romance, 2008
  • Mr. G: Makes No Sense, 2008
  • Humate: Love Stimulation, 2009
  • Hell Feat. P Diddy: The DJ, 2009
  • Dubfire: Rabid, 2009
  • Steve Lawler: Hocus Pocus, 2009
  • Dance Disorder: My Time, 2009
  • Josh Wink: Stay Out All Night, 2010
  • Simon Baker: Too Slow, 2010
  • DJ Sneak: Southern Boy, 2010
  • Paul Harris & Alex Tepper: Terris, 2010
  • M.A.N.D.E.A.R: Buddies, 2011
  • Agoria Feat. Carl Craig & La Scalars: Speechless, 2011
  • Mousse T: Horny, 2011
  • DJ Sodeyama: Life, 2011
  • Midland: Bring Joy, 2011
  • Slam: "Eterna", 2011
  • Intruder feat. Jei: "Amame", 2012
  • DJ W!LD feat. Hector Moralez: "Take A Trip", 2012

DJ mix compilations[edit]

  • Radio Slave: Radio Slave Presents Creature Of The Night, 2006 (DJ mix album)
  • Radio Slave: REKIDS Mixed By Radio Slave, 2007 (DJ mix album)
  • Radio Slave: Misch Masch, 2007 (DJ mix album)
  • Boris Dlugosch vs. Radio Slave: Radio Disco, 2007 (DJ mix album)
  • Radio Slave: Fabric 48, 2009 (DJ mix album)
  • Radio Slave: Radio Slave Presents Strictly Rhythm Vol. 5, 2010 (DJ mix album)
  • Radio Slave: Slave To The Rhythm, 2011 (DJ mix album, produced with Mixmag)

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