Matthew Nelson aka the legendary Slipmatt is one of the biggest if not the biggest original rave DJ ever. Matt has played all over the world, mixing and spinning across every continent and all over the UK.
Slipmatt started his professional DJ career in 1989 when he was the original resident for Raindance. He also released his first single in 1989 called ‘Do That Dance’ which was the first SL2 production with best friend and fellow DJ ‘Lime’. Matt then went on to experience untold success as SL2 with chart hits such as ‘DJs Take Control/Way In My Brain’ and ‘On a Ragga Tip’. At this time, Slipmatt and DJ Lime were propelled into the media spotlight with many TV appearance’s including Top of the Pops and Dance Energy.
In 1993 Matt set up a new project with the SMD series (Slip Matt’s Dubs), which was a big part in laying the foundations for the then new style Happy Hardcore sound. Since then Matt has compiled and mixed numerous compilation albums which collectively have sold millions of copies, including classics like ‘United Dance – The Anthems 1 & 2’, ‘Moondance – True Rave Anthems’ and ‘Helter Skelter series’ with Ministry of Sound to name just a few.
To date Matt’s work has not gone unnoticed by his adoring fanbase. In the 90s both Dream Magazine and M8 voted him ‘Best DJ’, with a nomination for ‘extreme international competition’ by Muzik Magazine and he also received the title of ‘Best Remixer’ from the readers of M8, and deservedly was awarded for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ from Kiss 100
In 2006 Slipmatt was awarded ‘Best Old Skool DJ’ at the only ever Official Old Skool Awards in London which was voted worldwide by the public and more recently Slipmatt was winner at the 2010 Nu-Rave awards for ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best DJ’ and ‘Music Scene Award’ and ‘Best DJ’ again in 2011. In 2006 Slipmatt and good friend DJ Billy “Daniel” Bunter created another new sound which they called ‘Ravebreaks’, a fusion of breakbeats mixed with anything from traditional rave sounds to electro to full on vocal songs.
His involvement with the series of highly successful ‘Helter Skelter’ compilation albums with ‘Ministry of Sound’ have lead him to partner up with Daniel Bunter and form their new media company ‘Can You Feel It’ which is now making waves in the modern digital era of dance music, releasing compilation albums in all genres of dance and developing new acts and artists on a worldwide scale.
Over the past twelve years Matt has continued to broaden his style of music and played hundreds of sets around the Mediterranean at some of the best and most exclusive clubs in Spain, Majorca, The Canaries, The Greek Islands, Turkey and Cyprus. Matt is a DJ of remarkable degree maintaining the old crowd as well as accessing the new. He is in demand all over the world with regular trips to the USA, Australia, Thailand, Europe, and especially Ibiza where he has played sets at the world’s No.1 Superclub ‘Space’ as well as headlining residencies at San Antonio’s Es Paradise and Eden.
2011 has been by calculation Slipmatt’s 22nd year in the business, an achievement that he is truly proud of and after all these years is still extremely busy and still on the cutting edge of the dance scene bringing his fans the newest upfront music around as well as all the classics that he has always been famous for. Slipmatt continues to attract capacity crowds across the globe with DJ sets that never fail to deliver on expectations.
The Slipmatt Sound still rocks on…!
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