Monday, 16 December 2013

Uptown Saturday Night Xmas Special 28.12.13 [Event]

New years eve sucks, come & party with us the week before instead! 

Dance off the excess turkey and christmas pudding to the sounds of some of London's finest hip hop /r&b/boogie selectors at Lockside Lounge in Camden on Saturday 28th December with Uptown Saturday Night. 

We have the incredible Bobafatt from Rough trade/ itch FM, the mighty mixtape master Chris Read from BBE records, the super-producer and scratchmaster DJ Daredevil and myself Dj Matman tearing up the wheels of steel from 9pm - 3am, entry costs a mere 3 squid!

More info HERE 

Friday, 13 December 2013

Supa Dupa Fly at Jazz Cafe This Friday

I'm looking forward to rocking at the infamous Jazz Cafe again this Friday for one of London's biggest hip hop promoters, Supa Dupa Fly ! Check the FB event page HERE

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Matman x Never Second: Hip Hop Debuts Mix [Stream/Download]

For my collaboration mix with the dope new clothing label 'Never Second' I decided to create a mix reflecting the brand's name - featuring a combination of both debut appearances and singles from many of my favourite Hip Hop artists and groups, including a couple of b-sides and remixes.

Due to the broad scope of this theme I decided to mainly stick to including artists that I grew up listening to in the 90's for this one, but even at 50 tracks deep there are many notable exclusions here, so a sequel could be on the cards at some point!

Download HERE


01. Matman - Never Second Intro
02. Lord Finesse ft. Big L - Yes You May Remix
03. Eminem - Infinite
04. Jay-Z - I Can't Get With That
05. 2pac - Trapped
06. Fat Joe ft. Big Pun - Watch Out
07. DJ Quik - Born And Raised In Compton
08. NWA - Dopeman
09. The Beatnuts - Reign Of The Tec
10. Outkast - Player's ball
11. Slum Village - I Don't Know
12. Heavy D ft. Notorious B.I.G. - Buncha n*%*s
13. Notorious B.I.G. - Party & Bullshit
14. Main Source ft. Nas - Live At The Barbeque
15. Nas - Halftime
16. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Deep Cover
17. Snoop Doggy Dogg - What's My Name?
18. Mobb Deep - Peer Pressure
19. EPMD - It's My Thing
20. Digital Underground ft. 2pac - Same Song
21. Redman - Blow Your Mind (Remix)
22. Redman - Blow Your Mind
23. Cypress HIll - The Phuncky Feel One
24. Showbiz & A.G. - Soul Clap
25. Gangstarr - Words I Manifest
26. A Tribe Called Quest - Description Of A Fool
27. Leaders Of The New School - Mt. Airy
28. Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah
29. Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah (Jay Dee Bounce Remix)
30. Wu Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck
31. Black Moon - Who Got Da Props
32. Clipse - I Got Caught Dealin'
33. Souls Of Mischief - 93 Til Infinity
34. Big Daddy Kane - Raw
35. De La Soul - Plug Tunin'
36. Lords Of The Underground - Psycho
37. M.O.P. - How About Some Hardcore?
38. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
39. Brand New Heavies ft. the Pharcyde - Soul Flower
40. Organized Konfusion - Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken (Remix)
41. K.M.D. - Peachfuzz
42. Eric B. & Rakim - Eric B Is President
43. The Roots - Distortion To Static
44. B.D.P. - South Bronx
45. Mos Def - Universal Magnetic
46. Lord Finesse - Baby You Nasty
47. Dilated Peoples - Work The Angles
48. Grav ft. Kanye West - Line For Line
49. Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
50. Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) (Matman x Dr Dre Remix)

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Monday, 11 November 2013

DJ Matman - Audio Visual Showcase Set 2013 [Video]

DJ Matman Audio Visual A/V Showcase Set 2013 - For best results watch in HD!

I have a short new showcase video out to show off both my dj skills and my new a/v sets, check it out, and please share if you like it!

Here's the blurb:

Join UK DMC Champion DJ Matman as he takes you on an audio / visual trip the likes of which has not been seen before - using the latest in dj technology to mix, trigger and scratch video clips before your very eyes! Featuring Flava Flav, Outkast, Redman, Candi Staton, Rakim, The Blues Brothers, Michael Jackson in a very shiny suit and more, don't miss this epic three and a half minute journey through the senses!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Ghostface Killah - Daytona 500 DJ Daredevil Remix [video/download]

"Ayo son, check this bulletproof ol fly sh*t out, knaimsayin?!" 

- Big Ghost, yesterday

November 9th marks the 20th anniversary of the WU-TANG CLAN, one of the most powerful and influential forces in hip hop - and to celebrate my brother DJ Daredevil brings you this standardly ultra-dope remix of the classic Ghostface track 'Daytona 500' - check it out!

Download it for free HERE

Thursday, 24 October 2013

DJ Yoda's top 100 djs list: I'm in it!

I heard this news the other day and almost spat my coffee out in surprise - thanks Yoda! It is an honour to be considered amongst so many great djs. 

Check out Yoda's Website to see the full list, here's my bit, I'm at #92!! No mean feat when nearly every name on this list is a well-known heavy hitter - I managed to place higher than the likes of Julio Bashmore, Kentaro, Just Blaze and more! This made my day.

80. DJ Hype
81. D-Nice
82. Eats Everything
83. DJ Ayres
84. DJ Sega
85. Kissy Sell Out
86. Rusko
87. Yousef
88. Shiftee
89. Vajra
90. DJ Switch
91. Ali Shaheed Mohammed
92. Matman
93. Martelo
94. Julio Bashmore
95. Kentaro
96. Rob Da Bank
97. Just Blaze
98. Rustie
99. Buraka Som Sistema
100. Flosstradamus

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Uptown Saturday Night Edits Vol.2

The second in a series of free EPs in support of the bi-monthly 'Uptown Saturday Night' club night at Camden's Lockside Lounge, 'Uptown Saturday Edits' Volume 2 showcases a trio of lighthearted dancefloor cuts from the DJs playing at the night on 5th October 2013. 


For full info on Saturday's gig from the FB event page click on the flyer below:

Friday, 27 September 2013

DJ Matman on E4's Rude Tube This Sunday!

This Sunday E4's long running internet video show Rude Tube have selected my Robin Thicke vs. Vanilla Ice mash-up video to appear in the show!

DJ Matman - MM Mashups Vol.1 EP is still available as a free download HERE.

Monday, 9 September 2013

DJ Matman - All Vinyl Jungle Mix [Stream / Download]

                                     All Vinyl Jungle Mix by Dj Matman on Mixcloud

This summer I was asked to drop a mix outside of my usual comfort zone for Chocolate Bear Production's Annual Cook Out (last year I went for New Jack Swing) - and as I had a load of 90's jungle classics I love gathering dust on my record shelves, this seemed like the ideal opportunity to give them some airing.

The mix was recorded live in one take in my studio using strictly vinyl, a practise run a couple of days before the party - expect a fair bit of scratching, some sneaky mixes, a little roughness around the edges, and a whole load of classics. There are plenty of big tracks not included, so a sequel could be on the cards sometime…

NB: The Roots 'You Got Me', while obviously far from a jungle track, was included for it's DnB influenced drumming during it's outro, and the fact that it's a great track to end any set with!

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Friday, 16 August 2013

[BEATS]IALITY At The Old Queens Head this Friday!

This Friday! check the FB event page HERE for more deets! Catch me spinning 10.30-12

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Classic Material x Normski x Foot Patrol New Season Launch / Pop-up Store Opening

This Thursday at 75 Berwick St in Soho 7-9pm! Check out the fresh new tees featuring Dr Dre, Ice Cube, De La Soul, Rakim & Eric B HERE. I will be spinning a set of choice cuts from the artists featured on the tees, alongside DJ's Mr Thing, Chris Read & Nick Armitage.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Tonight! Uptown Saturday Night + Free 3-Track MP3 Download!

Super late notice I know, sorry - but if you happen to read this in time and are based in London, Join me and top-notch selectors Jim Sharp & Chris Read as we bring classic Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul & Boogie vibes to Camden for Uptown Saturday Night! I will also be celebrating my birthday here so feel free to bring presents, drinks, money, cake etc.!

To help promote the night the three of us have each made exclusive edits, available to download for free as a 3-track EP, check out my contribution below, a throwback AV8 style party break featuring some classic beats, and Uptown- themed vocals:

Click the free download link to get your mitts on this and exclusive tracks by Jim Sharp and Chris Read.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Vid-E-Yo @ Jazz Cafe This Friday!

I'm back at Jazz Cafe in Camden this Friday to spin another Hip-Hop & RnB A/V set at The Doctor's Orders night 'Vid-E-Yo!' I'm spinning from midnight 'til 1.30am.

Get £3 Advance tickets HERE

Post your favourite vids to the FB event page wall for a chance to win 5 guestlist spots for you & your peeps.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Spin Doctor's Bday BBQ This Sunday @ Cargo

The Doctor's Orders head-honcho Spin Doctor is celebrating his birthday this Sunday with a ridiculous line-up of London's Hip Hop dj talent at Cargo in Shoreditch, you can catch my set there from 7-8pm - entry is FREE!

Midday – Midnight Sunday 7th July 2013
@ Cargo Courtyard, 83 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY (Old Street Tube)

BBQ & Full Menu Served all day.
Kids of all ages welcome with an adult until 7pm

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

DJ Matman - MM Mashups Vol. 1 [Free Download]

A few party-friendly mashups I put together for all the djs out there, download 'em for free via the soundcloud link below:

You can watch a video below of the most commercial sounding one of the bunch, Robin Thicke Vs. Vanilla Ice - Blurred Ice Baby - ok so this one's kinda corny, but these tracks work too well together to keep it to myself, it makes me laugh!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Pete Rock at Jazz Cafe this Wednesday 12.06.13

I am honoured to once again be supporting the legendary Hip Hop producer / dj Pete Rock at Jazz Cafe this Wednesday! Message me via to get on my limited £5 entry concessions guestlist.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Uptown Saturday Night at Lockside Lounge, Camden 01.06.13

Uptown Saturday Night returns to Camden's Lockside Lounge for another of our bi-monthly sessions: All eras Hip Hop, 90s Hip Hop Soul & RnB, 80s Soul & Boogie, Funk, Rare Groove and more. A contemporary popular black music history lesson selected and mixed by three of London's most in demand club movers: MR THING (BBE / Extended Players), CHRIS READ (BBE / Music of Substance) and of course me, MATMAN (DMC / Droppin Science).

Entry just £3 before 12am and £5 after. Doors open til 3am!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Vid-E-Yo! This Friday at Jazz Cafe, Camden

This Friday catch me spinning an ALL-eras Hip Hop /RnB VIDEO set at the Jazz Cafe in Camden, London! Catch me rocking from 12.30 through til 3am!  

Here's the blurb:

10pm-3am 4th Friday of Every Month
Launch Party - 24th May 2013

Then - 28th June // 26th July // 23rd August

Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG 

£2 Launch Party Discount // £5 on the door
Info & Tickets:
Group & table bookings email –

Check out the Facebook event page HERE

Post your fav video on the wall for your chance to win guestlist for you and 10 mates!

£2.40 on selected pints & vodka mixers
Resident VJs mixing new & classic Hip-Hop & R&B videos live on 2 decks and 2 screens

DJ Woody (Turntables In Technicolour / ITF Champion)
Spin Doctor (The Doctor’s Orders)
DJ Matman (Droppin’ Science / DMC Champion)
DJ Rags (Livin’ Proof)

CWD (Bump)


Imagine if as well as dancing to your favourite tunes you could watch the videos that you love too. Well now you can at Europe’s (possibly the worlds) ONLY monthly ALL audio-visual party.

VID-E-YO takes over Camden’s legendary Jazz Café once a month for a feast of your eyes and ears mixing video to everything from the latest Trill bangers and classic 90’s boom-bap to sweet R&B & swing & original 80’s Soul.

This is a one off experience all masterfully crafted some of the most skilful former DMC Champions and London party rockers that are sure to show you something new and exciting each and every time.

Expect videos from: Jay-Z, SWV, Danny Brown, Beyonce, A Tribe Called Quest, Aalyiah, J-Dilla, TLC, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & loads more!

Grab your advance £2 discounted launch party tickets while you can!

Recent Happenings

I've been a little quiet on here for the last month or so, I had a lot going on! So here's a little catchup on some of the best bits I neglected to tell you about...

A definite highlight of the last month or so was djing two nights in a row at the infamous Jazz Cafe in London - First up was a set supporting one of hip hop's all time greatest MCs, the legendary Big Daddy Kane, pictured with me above! He gave an incredible show as always, and the event presented with me with a rare opportunity to play a load of my favourite 80's & early 90's hip hop tracks, including a best of Juice Crew set. The following night I was back at the Jazz Cafe to spin all eras Hip Hop & R'n'B videos, yes videos! at the new Doctors Orders A/V night, I'm back at it there again this coming Friday night, more on that in a bit...

Another highlight of the month was headlining the fresh new Hip Hop/RnB night 'Next Level' in Stoke Newington - look out for these guys, they certainly know how to throw a party, and this one allowed me to go where I wanted to musically - playing a wide range of styles covering all eras of hip hop & rnb, from the classics right up to present day trap bangers and everything in between! Look out for future collaborations with these guys, I promise I will give you more notice next time!

Finally I have good news for those missing the Droppin' Science Show ! We will be back putting out regular mixes of the freshest hip hop around this June, in a new and improved format! Stay tuned...

Sunday, 17 March 2013

New Video: DJ Matman Scratching On 7" Vinyl 45's!

To help promote my latest mixtape '7" Mix Vol.1' I made this short video of myself performing the scratched intro, live on 45rpm 7" vinyl!

Stream the mix HERE

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Dj Matman - 7" Mix Vol.1

After rocking a couple of sets playing exclusively 7" vinyl at their 'Digga Please' parties, DJs Shepdog (Nice Up) and Kombine (Jazz Cafe) officially inducted me into the crew - so it's only right I represent with a mix based on my recent live set for them!

Expect pure block party vibes from this one: Classic Hip Hop laced with Soul, Funk, Disco, B-Boy breaks, Reggae/Dancehall and 90's RNB, No FX, no multitracking, just a crate of crackly 45s mixed, scratched & juggled (with a couple of sneaky edits so you don't have to hear my records skip!).

The cover image is composed of photos of every record played, displayed in the order they appear in the mix - get a closer look at it HERE

There's plenty more where this came from so look out for volume 2!

Download HERE

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01. Aeon Seven - Funky Furious
02. The Turntablist aka DJ Babu - Super Duper Teaser 45 (scratch samples)
03. Beastie Boys - Sureshot (Mario Remix)
04. Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long
05. Big Daddy Kane - Smooth Operator
06. Taggy Matcher - Next Episode
07. N.W.A. - Express Yourself
08. Carly Simon - Why
09. A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum (Why? Edit)
10. Nardo Ranks - Rum Shaker
11. Wreckx - N - Effect - Rump Shaker
12. Neneh Cherry ft. Notorious B.I.G. - Buddy X (Falcon & Fabian Remix)
13. Naughty By Nature - Uptown Anthem (Video Mix)
14. Mary J Blige - Real Love (Hip Hop Version)
15. Run DMC - Beats To The Rhyme
16. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
17. Nas & Damian Marley - Nah Mean
18. Public Enemy - Don't Believe The Hype
19. Lord Finesse - Isn't He Something (Large Professor Remix)
20. En Vogue - Hold On
21. LL Cool J - The Boomin' System (The Underground Mix)
22. Madlib ft. Yesterday's New Quintet - Pike's Strike
23. Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader
24. Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
25. Slave - Just A Touch Of Love
26. Funkadelic - (not just) Knee Deep
27. De La Soul - Me Myself And I
28. The System - You're In My System
29. Jack And Juke - 9th wonder
30. Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
31. Rhythm Heritage - Theme From S.W.A.T.
32. The Quartertones - Caffeine (DJ Format's Getaway Version)
33. Visioneers - Apache (Battle Dub)
34. Big Daddy Kane - Warm It Up Kane
35. Run DMC - Peter Piper
36. Kool And The Gang - Funky Stuff
37. Eric B. And Rakim - I Know You Got Soul (Double Trouble Remix)
38. Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff
39. Heavy D & The Boyz - mr big stuff
40. Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
41. J Dilla Ft. Common - E=mc2
42. Dazz - Brick
43. The Fatback Band - Gotta Learn How To Dance
44. Donald Byrd - Change (Makes You Want To Hustle) Part 2

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Sip The Juice w/ DJ Matman @ The Bank, Bristol This Friday!

This Friday I will be spinning back in my hometown of Bristol at The Bank of Stokes Croft - free entry before midnight & open til 4am ! Bristol crew where you at?!

With support from Sip The Juice DJ's, Sam Krats, Peazy, Felix Joy and Silver Fox.

Check the FB event HERE

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

DJ Matman - 10 Minute 80's B-Boy Megamix

I was recently commissioned by Urban Edge Promotions to create this 10 minute long mix of classic and well-known 80's B-Boy tracks for a series of forthcoming live shows - I ended up going in on it pretty hard, every track on here is re-edited or remixed in one way or another! As usual with my mixes there is also a fair bit of juggling & scratching involved, but not too much as the focus here is on the dancers.

If you are a bit of a music geek you may notice I used the break from the UK hip hop classic 'Untitled' by Hardnoise in my remix of White Lines - if you really know your stuff you may even feel inclined to point out that 'untitled' was released in 1990, not in the 80's, but guess what? I don't care. Anyway, enjoy!

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01. West Street Mob - Break Dance (Electric Boogie) (Matman Re-Edit)
02. Newcleus - Jam On It (Matman Re-Edit)
03. Shannon - Let The Music Play (Matman Re-Edit)
04. Ollie & Jerry - Breakin' There's No Stoppin' Us (Matman Re-Edit)
05. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - White Lines (Matman Remix)
06. Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (Matman Re-Edit)
07. Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music (Matman Re-Edit)
08. Afrika Bambatta & The Soulsonic Force- Planet Rock (Instrumental)

Friday, 15 February 2013

Tonight! I will be rocking a set of nothing but tiny little 7" records at the Digga Please Valentines Block Party alongside djs Jon Shepdog, Kombine aka Andy Robbins aka & Johnny Roast aka  John J.P. Paddick at Barrio East on Shoreditch High Street, am looking forward to this one!

Check the FB event HERE

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Uptown Saturday Night this Saturday @ Lockside Lounge, Camden

Uptown Saturday Night returns to Camden's Lockside Lounge for the first of our bi-monthly sessions in 2013: All eras Hip Hop, 90s Hip Hop Soul & RnB, 80s Soul & Boogie, Funk, Rare Groove and more. A contemporary popular black music history lesson selected and mixed by three of London's most in demand club movers: MR THING (BBE / Extended Players), CHRIS READ (BBE / Music of Substance) and MATMAN (DMC / Droppin Science).

Entry just £3 before 12am and £5 after. Doors open til 3am!