Light Up now becomes Mat.Joe’s ninth feature on the Soundspace YouTube channel, more than any other artist or duo. We finally have the chance to interview the Berlin based duo, to celebrate the release of their latest, a huge five tracker, titled ‘Light Up’. Get Light Up now, via OFF Recordings.
EP Rating: 9.5
So who is Mat.Joe?
Mat: Two stupid guys who love food, family guy and music.
Joe: Two bros trying to live their dream (hollywood strings, please).
You just released your ‘Light Up EP’ via OFF Recordings, can you talk about the inspiration behind the EP?
Mat: Hmmm… I guess it’s a colorful EP, which shows all our effects of Hip Hop & House music.
Joe: Yeah it pretty much reflects the urban influences we have and this time we experimented a little more with the sound that we’re already known for.
You’ve put quite a few tracks out on OFF, how did you come to have a strong relationship with them?
Mat: It was the first label what pushed our sound from the beginning. We started in late 2011 and OFF showed us LUV.
Joe: It’s cool to be part of a label that gives you the chance to release the stuff you really feel.
Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?
Mat: I’m sleeping with a cuddly toy.
Joe: If I was a woman, I would be Johanna. Hi.
Three tracks you can’t get enough of at the moment?
Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
The Weeknd – The Morning
A$AP Rocky – Leaf
The Notoroius B.I.G. – “Sky’s The Limit”
Billy Cobham – Heather
C418 – The Weirdest Year Of Your Life
The EP features five tracks in total, is there any that mean something special, more so than the others?
Mat: Every track got it’s story.
Joe: Of course, every production feels different and has it’s meaning.
One thing you own, and couldn’t live without?
Mat: My cuddly toy.
Joe: My copper pan set.
Can you reveal any plans for the future?
Mat: Making music and eating burgers!
Joe: Music, sport, sightseeing.