Mateu was born in a small town in Balearic Islands, and Richie Hawtin still wasn’t famous, in the village he never imagined what kind of evolution the electronic music was taking. Mateu was born within an artistic family and remembers always the painting lessons of his mum at the village school, while his dad was working as a graphic designer and he owned to build a design studio at home. At the age of 9 years old, exactly at 1999, the computer arrived at MATE’s home.
“My family had a turntable at home and I remember touching vinyls and trying to fit into the turntable, I was always scratching the discs. I remember Milly Vanilly, Pink Floyd, Alan Partson Project, but mostly I remember coming back home in the car and my dad was playing America or Supertramp, these were my beginnings listening to music.”
At the age of 15 years old his mother motivated him to buy a second hand turntables and he tried to start playing at home after some advice at a local newspaper, something not casual in that area. They both took the car and went to pick up an Akiyama dj 3000 special turntables pair and a small Bheringher mixer and then the music career of this young guy started that day. Playing in private and familiar events were just the first steps before playing in different clubs and festivals. Mateu started to believe in producing his own music and to accomplish a interesting dj and producer career after checking what the electronic music scene movement was making to the young guys in that times. Ben Sims, John Digweed, Cristian Varela, Terence Fixmer, Dave Clarke, it was a dream to make that much interesting music for the adolescents and they all started getting into clubbing scene.
In 2015 Mateu moved to Barcelona for start music producing courses and to continue making what he loves to do. He builded a small studio at home with some digital and analog instruments. In October 2018, MATE signed his first contract with record label CENITAL MUSIC and decided to register the brand name under MATE 0000, name which he wanted to bring to the electronic music scene top rankings and make himself recognized. After several launches, the next sign of the artist was ICONYC, a New York-based digital imprint, curating the best in contemporary electronic music. There his music productions started taking a personal and courious sound.
In 2020, the artist managed his own live performance events alongside him partners David Read as a vocalist/live performer and Guille Iranzo on the visuals. The goals for the events is to aproach to the viewer a new streaming format together with visuals. Guille is working at www.ledscontrol.com making the best shows for the best artists around the world and is a very important partner for the 0000 MUSIC AND VISIONS.
“I want to make the brand to be recognised in Barcelona and maybe get the posibility to bring such big artists with me and David. The MATE and David Read Live is amazing, I will soon show it on social media but still working on the best promo for it.”
This week, MATE 0000 is releasing a new EP on Concrete Kïn, London based label which believes in the MATE sound. The track is called “Feel it, Feat Isadora”. Them both, alongside JCKRSS, have composed this single after the last launch on Pablo Bolivar label: Seven Villas, the dream of this guy who was believing in his own creativity from the beginning came true.
CHECK THE SEVEN VILLAS EP “HOMETOWN” ON SOUNCLOUD
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