Sun 27 May — Summer Soul BBQ
Hosted by Music First Entertainment
Matthew’s love of music began early, due mainly to an uncle who was heavily involved in the Essex Soul scene. As a 90s teenager, Matthew’s passion and hunger for electronic dance & house music was all consuming. After learning his trade on local pirate radio stations playing Acid House and Breakbeat Hardcore, guest slots at legendary club nights soon followed. The Paradise Club, Atomics, The Escape & The historic Marquee Club to name a few!
By the turn of the millennium Matthew moved into promotion, his Future Funk D&B brand held sway all along the Kent coast, hosting nights from the likes of Metalheadz, V Recordings, Dread Recordings, Blackmarket Records.
But whilst the world of D&B can be a harsh landscape to play music in, Matthew always kept it soulful as a result of his uncles early influence, being bought up on strict diet of Soul, Hip-Hop, Funk & Reggae music.
Fast forward to 2018 and Matthew can now be found working in the east Kent Soul scene and has recently been made DJ coordinator for the Margate Soul Festival, now into its 12th successful year.
Over the last few years Matthew has become a regular in the Kent and Essex Soul scene, he recently performed for Acid Jazz Records, Ascension, Soulbay, Harbour Soul & the South of the River sessions as well as playing at the memorable Omar and the Christian’s after parties!
Matthew is a varied DJ who doesn’t follow the norm, a typical set will include classic Funk, Hip-Hop, classic Soul and some nice re edits. His guest shows on www.stompradio.com are always a highlight.