His takes on some big tunes such as The Youth (MGMT), Drummer (Boys Noize), and Nightcall (Kavinksy’s latest single!) have put MMMatthias way up there for me in terms of Producer/Remixer peoples!

Here’s a taste of what he does..

I was “high as a kite” after he agreed to do a little virtual interview.


1. How were you first introduced to electronic music?

Through older friends. When I was 12-13, I always hung out with guys who were 15-16 and some of them were into DJing and they showed me all kinds of electronic music like Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk (to name the biggest ones). Strong influences were radioshows at that time, since I was too young to enjoy parties by myself…I stayed up all night in front of my radio, recording whole broadcasts on cassette until 6 in the morning.

2. As a DJ, I’m constantly looking for new music and interesting remixes to play for my friends at shows..yours are some of the most interesting to me, what’s your approach when it comes to producing?

Concerning bootlegs, I decide spontaneously. Depends on how much I like the track and the artist and how much sense a bootleg would make in a promotional way. For remix inquiries, it just depends on how much I like the track. It doesn’t matter to me if the artist is still small or famous…but unfortunately there’s not always the time
to perceive every inquiry I’d like.

3. Currently, who are some of your favorite artists?

I recently listened to Toro y Moi, some Gui Boratto stuff, enjoyed the Breakbot EP, but also loved some of the releases from Sound Pellegrino. Of course tons of other stuff as well!

4. Any big plans for the rest of 2010?

I’m starting a Party (“La Boom”) in my hometown Trier in Germany together with my friends dAi and ManooZ, got touring plans for Australia with Trashbags and a lot of releases coming! You can check my Myspace (www.myspace.com/mmmatthias) and Facebook pages for updates (http://www.facebook.com/pages/MMMatthias/124606589

Keep it movin’,
DJ Phantom