Man alive, if loving house music is wrong Matt Meler don’t wanna be right.
From the moment that first pair of Technics 1200s dropped onto his table in 2003, Matt made no apologies about digging through crates for jams by men like Frankie Knuckles, Miguel Migs, Joey Youngman, Masters At Work, Dimitri From Paris, Kerri Chandler, Moodymann, Dennis Ferrer, JT Donaldson, Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Greenskeepers, and Joey Negro. Disco to Deep! And all that house that it spawned! Yeah, all that good stuff.
His influences are firmly rooted in the underground, however Matt draws inspiration from being exposed to just about every genre under the sun by his music-loving parents — from Sade to Mozart, Louie Armstrong to The Rolling Stones, thus leading to Matt’s deep knowledge of music and particular love for jazz, funk, soul, disco and ultimately house.
Matt’s long-running passion for DJing has seen him hold multiple long-term residencies at some of Australia’s most exclusive clubs supporting some of the scenes heavyweights like Joey Negro, Dimitri from Paris, Fred Everything, Miguel Migs, Richard Earnshaw, Sonny Fodera & Flight Facilities. It’s a credit to his ability as a DJ and love for dance culture. It wasn’t until four years ago that he started dabbling in production at home, but the last 2 years have seen a love affair with studio software and hardware become an obsession. While most obsessions ain’t great, Matt’s vice has proven fruitful.
A string of top-notch releases over the last 18-months on a bunch of well-respected International labels such as Dikso (Berlin) & Mullet Records (UK) have seen Matt gain support and recognition from the likes of Tensnake, Mark Kinght & Graeme Park. Following these releases Matt has had multiple features on the esteemed ‘Hed Kandi’ compilations and more recently on perhaps one of the most compelling dance labels ‘Armada Music’ on their ‘Deep House Selections’ compilation.
When he’s not in the studio, Matt spends his time drinking cheap red wine and eating cheese from a tub. He couldn’t disappoint if he tried.
So, where’s north from here? Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming releases on Armada…