101 with Matt Time

Matt Time is a Slovenian based DJ and a producer. He started doing music back in 2013 when he was 21 years old and hasn’t stopped since. Matt was and is still influenced by Industrial Garage, Break, Jazz, Soul and Experimental electronic music and with this inspiration, he's constantly and simultaneously working on new projects. His performance and productions create transcendent places in which people can lose themselves and dream. He expresses his stories in the language of Techno, Minimal, Deep Tech and Ambient.

In this period of time, Matt is evolving as a person as well as a musician and he's searching for ways to make his music reincarnate in a different but familiar sound that he is so passionate about. He shared his answers with us for the infamous 101 series of articles.

What’s your favourite piece of gear – something you couldn’t live without?

That would be my computer and Soundcraft analogue console through which I make mix and master.

Which do you prefer – playing at enormous festivals or intimate clubs?

Well, both situations have it's positive and narrative. So, it doesn't matter, as long as the vibe is good, I'm totally fine.

Which is the most mesmerising club that you’ve ever played at?

That would be Ritter Butzke in Berlin where I've played last summer. Amazing club!

What is your best and worst experience at a gig and why?

The worst experience at my gig was when a drunk party guest came to the turntable and wanted to be a DJ for a second. He spilled his drink all over the gear and touched some buttons so my music turned off. He was like Deedee from Dexter Laboratory. 😊

Do you have any interests besides music?

Not really. I guess I'm a geek when it comes to music. Any free time I get, I put all of my energy into learning about this craft.

Do you enjoy sunset or sunrise sets?

Both are magical in its own way.

What do you like and what do you hate about the music industry?

I don't like that it's not all about music. People that are hardworking and creative often don't have the same opportunities and recognition as the ones who are called fake individuals with no skills at all. I like that the music is a never-ending story, which evolves, merges and it's never boring.

If you could pick any artist to do a b2b set, who would it be?


What’s your biggest fear?

My fear in this new era is that I'll not succeed as I hope to. I also fear that my upcoming techno label won’t reach as many people as I hope to.

What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you on a gig?

That would be me being so nervous at one of my first gigs, that I was sweating so much that I couldn't get the grip of the knobs anymore, so they flew away under my fingers in the crowd. I had to get off the stage and look for them between the crowd.

Could you pick one timeless track?

Moby – Porcelain

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

If you don't know, I began to listen to my inner self and switched from Deep Tech/Minimal to Techno genre. So, for the last 6 months, I have been working on techno tracks and my new label Absorption of Light. In September, I will release my first EP there. The premiere will be featured via SolvdMag, so if you like Berlin/Berghain style techno, stay tuned.

By Saša, edited on 14 June 2018