Matt Schwartz

A good friend insisted that I try Melda plugins and while I have (like most people) a host of different types of plugins, the creativity, sonic quality and ease of use that Melda made me rely more and more on their plugins. For example, a simple one note trap bass with the MRhythmizer can turn it into this flexing inspiring baseline without the loss of bottom end or the need to play any other notes in, really impressed. Obviously some very creative people are locked in some dungeon making these amazing tools for other creative people. Amazing stuff and free upgrades for life, other plugin companies can certainly learn from such work ethics.

Born in Israel, Matt Schwartz came to London in the early 90s. Matt enrolled at Kingston University, and a year later began working at the Hit-House in Hammersmith between 1994–5 with the likes of Farley Jack Master Funk, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Matt Jam and Carl Brown, plus many more while producing records with James F. Reynolds.

Over the next few years Matt has further enhanced his production, writing and engineering skills making hundreds of records with the likes of Massive Attack, Arthur Baker, Wamdue Project, JTQ and many other UK artists.

In 2000 his Destined imprint was established for his own artist projects, Destined focused on electronic music and he went on to top dance charts all over the world with a string of international hits under many different names such as M'black, DADA, The Drill, 4tune500 and Deepest Blue.

In 2009 Matt worked with Trevor Horn, Olly Murs Lol Creme (10cc) and Robbie Williams. The following year, Matt scored his first No.1 single in the billboard dance airplay charts with M'black-Heartbreak. In 2011, he topped the Dutch Charts with 'Bang it all' as Dada & Mastiksoul featuring Akon. In 2012, he was invited to lecture in the WMC in Miami on his experience as a producer and an engineer. Later that year, Matt produced and co-wrote Kylie Minogue's "Timebomb". M'black, in early 2013 he had a number 1 on the US dance charts with the song "Crush". He then set up his publishing company, Schwartz music, a JV with BMG.

2014 Matt has co-written and co-produced Madison Beer's single 'Unbreakable', Producing and co-writing Cheryl Cole's Only Human although Only Human was remixed for radio by Drum and Bass Producer Wilkinson as well as producing and writing for Selah Sue's number 1 Album, Reason, Union J, Ruen Brothers, Holychild, Pitbull & Sophia Del Carmen.

Crossing over from 2014 to 2015 his song Outlines by MIke Mago Ft. Dragonette entered at #8 in the UK singles charts. Matt has been working with alternative band All Tvvins on their debut album, their first single "Thank You" becoming song of the week on XFM radio in March 2015 and has been working with NERVO on their debut Album, Collateral, mixing/co-producing several records including "The Other Boys" Ft. Kylie, Jake Shears and Nile Rodgers and Avicci's "You're gonna love again"

On 23 January 2016 Fear Nothing by Selah Sue which was co-written and produced by Matt won the North Vision song contest in Zurich, representing Belgium. And his song ‘you’re not alone’ representing the UK in the Eurovision song contest.

In 2017 Matt has added the Shakecraft alias to his arsenal with releases on Sony, Spinning’ records and Armada records.

Matt has been developing two acts in 2017, Brynbp, a sublime young urban artist who is now signed to Virgin records and Yungblud, a protest poet now signed to Interscope in the US. Both artists Albums are set to be released in 2018, yungblud already reaching #4 in the American alternative charts in December 17’ with his second single ’I love you will you marry me’

Matt’s music and songs appear on numerous TV programs and films (Including blockbusters such as The matrix, 13 reasons why, Theme for sky sports news).

He currently Resides in London and works from his state of the art production facility in the west end.