Matt Schwartz is a multi-instrumentalist record producer a songwriter, an artist, DJ, and a prolific audio engineer based in the UK. He has contributed to numerous records since 1995 as an engineer, producer, composer, musician and a songwriter, working with all the UK major record labels, he also had several club chart toppers and a few top 10 chart and airplay charts records in the UK, US and Europe as an artist.
Israeli born Matt came to London in the early 90′s, armed with his classical training, some studio experience and serious passion for the art. Matt enrolled in Kingston University’s Gateway school of music to come a year later straight into the dance scene working at the Hit-House in Hammersmith in 1994/5 with the likes of Farley Jack Master Funk, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Matt Jam and Carl Brown, plus many more while producing records with James Reynolds.
Matt honed his skills and moved to the BeatFarm studios in 1996/8, making hundreds of records with the likes of Massive Attack, Mica Paris, Arthur Baker, Sara J, Tall Paul, Wamdue Project, JTQ and a host of others while developing unsigned bands and making his own records.
In 1998 Matt decided to concentrate on his own career as an artist as well as a producer and bought a little studio. In 2000 he started Destined Records for his own output and Blackgold recordings with Gil Goldberg and Legendary A&R Muff Winwood from Sony, Blackgold had 4 releases amongst them ‘Dancing in the dark’ by 4tune500 who was an outfit for Matt and Jo Mills which went on to sell 15,000 Vinyls. Destined has been highly respected on the underground scene and had a few massive hits to date including The Drill, DADA and Deepest Blue, his composition of Shooting Star was the theme tune for Sky Sports for 3 years.
As an Electronica producer and Artist, Matt went on to top dance charts all over the world, his music and songs appearing on numerous TV programs and films (Including blockbusters such as Day of the jackal and The matrix, Sky sports, Fashion TV and most of the UK music TV channels), he cracked the top 10 in several countries and continents selling several million CD singles, Albums, Vinyl, downloads and compilations with a string of international hits under many different names such as M’black, Dada Ft Sandy Rivera & Trix – Lollipop, The Drill, 4tune500 and Deepest Blue all starting their life on his Destined imprint, Matt usually plays all the instruments on his artist records.
2009 Matt has been working with Trevor Horn, Lol Creme (10cc) and Robbie Williams on new Material.
2010 Matt scored his first Number 1 single in the billboard dance airplay charts with M’black – Heartbreak
2011 He topped the Dutch Charts with ‘Bang it all’ as Dada & Mastiksoul Ft. Akon
2012 Matt was invited to lecture in the WMC in Miami on his experience as a producer and an engineer. He also produced and co-wrote Kylie Minogue’s “Timebomb”
He currently Resides in London and works from his state of the art production facility in London’s west end.