Starting out as one of Cape Town’s youngest circuit DJs at the budding age of 16, Matthew Loots began his career making the rounds at clubs such as Unity, Pure, Detour, 55 and Stylish Affair. Ever since Matthew has found himself immersed in the music industry and grown from a DJ into an established music producer and beyond. From founding the live electronic act BangBang alongside co-producer Matt Prehn and vocalist Ruegroove to his vast experience in live performance in the form of dance and bass/guitar to travelling across the country as a professional engineer for the nations top venues and events. His incredible musical journey and evolution spans from 90’s trance to hard-house, progressive and lately, even a fresh blend of Nu Disco and deep/tech-house infused, of course, with his love for live instrumentation and intelligent progression.
Loots has performed alongside the likes of Roland Clark, Timo Maas, Judge Jules and Chris Fortier and has had his productions signed to labels around the world, including Kolour, Myna and Lost My Dog which have received support from the likes of Quentin Harris, Mousse T, Derrick Carter, Groove Armada, Fred Everything and Vinni da Vinci all while enjoying top 10 chart success on various download sites.
Despite having released on multiple labels Loots returns to our favourite local label family – Triplefire Music this month with a driving, tribal workout titled – Flashpoint. Loots latest release is brimming with menacing atmospheres contrasting the groove-heavy percussion and bouncy acid stabs and has already proven to smash the dance floor. Echoic bells trickle in while sawtooth hits keep things tidy. The acidic lead riff sneaks into the main break raising the pressure and riding it all the way home – a solid dance-floor track with jam-packed with signature groove and transition.
“The B-side, Luminous is a deeper workout contrasting the A-side. Soaring atmospherics supporting a pulsating chordal line and punchy live bass give this track an incessant groove that draws you in. The floating breakdown gives way to chordal movement and a slow build to the final stretch.” – Triplefire Release