SOUND DEPARTMENT 001:
MATTHIAS MEYER [CECILLE | LIEBE*DETAIL – GERMANY]
Dj, Producer and Liebe*Detail key artist Matthias Meyer hails from the quiet town of
Lueneberg, near Hamburg, Germany. As a young, excited music lover, the hi-tech
sounds of Detroit and Chicago spoke to Matthias, and encouraged him to seek the
excitement and hustle of nearby Hamburg's diverse club scene. From here he let
music take control, actively promoting this newfound scene in his local towns with the
Sfunkt DJ collective, organising parties that would bring the electronic message to an
otherwise dance-less area.
Together with the Sfunkt crew and his close friend and future production partner
Patlac, Matthias began to play bigger and better venues, to more and more acclaim.
His horizons began to broaden, and his production skills sharpened, seeing the
release of his debut track, 'Reichenbach', on Hamburg's much-loved Liebe*Detail
label in 2006. A tough and powerful, big-room bomb, Reichenbach summed up the
Meyer's broad mixture of influences, from Detroit's technical wizardry to the
musicality and experimentation of Germany's fresh faced electronic movement.
'Voltage', his second release was to follow with yet more hit potential, carrying a
beautiful, resonating melody across a positively uplifting techno backdrop, but it was
his release in the summer of 2008, 'Tout Va Bien,' that really defined Matthias
Meyer's current musical direction. A long, meandering, deeply spaced percussive
journey, full of intricate detail and raw, organic textures, the track received huge
support and quickly brought the young musician's name even more into the light.
As the winter months of 2008 approached, and the buzz from 'Tout Va Bien' still
worked its magic, Matthias collaborated with long-time friend and producer Patlac,
creating another huge club moment entitled 'Skipper'. This was released on
Liebe*Detail's 'Spezial' offshoot label, along with the equally moving track 'Salt City',
to yet more praise. It seems these two projects really summed up Matthias' inner love
not only for serious grooves, but real drama in his music. These are tracks full of
uplifting, positive sentiments, painstakingly designed so that their sound and
message comes through as clear as possible.
Matthias has broken through into spotlight thanks to his uniquely passionate take on
the house and techno genres. His love of rich, energetic club music full of texture, life
and heart propels him to work more and more. His work as a Dj allows him to bring
this very human, endearing quality to an increasingly large audience.
In his eyes, the great joy of Djing house music is that, unlike in so many other
scenes, he doesnt need to play pop hits to get dancefloor recognition. Instead, he
can spin a long tale of rolling grooves and evolving, emotive musical stories that
provoke a different, inner relationship between DJ and dancer.
As requests for original tracks and remixes flood in, Matthias remains grounded. For
him the groove is the most important thing. He doesn't rush his music, rather he
spends as much time as is needed perfecting his art. For this reason he will remain a
very special commodity, a true artist and true creator, so that when his music is
experienced it will never fail to pass you by.
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