Sound of Berlin: Mat.Joe


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German duo Mat.Joe – who have previously released on esteemed house labels Strictly Rhythm, Exploited and Hottrax – will be touring North America this November, including stops in Dallas, San Francisco and Chicago

Mat.Joe are Matze and Johannes, two German producers and DJs who have been causing quite a stir in the house world over the last few years.

The Hannover natives relocated to Berlin seeking artistic challenge, further developing their skills and soon found their signature sound: crispy urban house beats paired with rhythmic soul and hip-hop elements, resulting in deep, rich music aimed squarely at the dancefloor.

With releases on their Mother Recordings, Snatch! And Exploited – the last of these an especially striking remix of Claptone’s ‘Heartbeat’ – have further cemented the duo’s place in the Berlin music scene, with their remix of Gershon Jackson’s ‘Take It Easy’ alongside Sonny Fodera. Released on the legendary US imprint Strictly Rhythm, ‘Take It Easy’ topped the Beatport charts for weeks on end, and was without doubt one of the biggest house records of the early part of 2016, while their ‘Swipe The Card EP’ on Mother was hammered on house dancefloors last summer.

Current releases include a follow up on Mother ‘Brothers In Crime EP’ and ‘Weego’ a new track that will be released exclusively on Claptone’s forthcoming compilation for house giants Defected.

Their upcoming American tour will further establish the duo as one of the future stars of house music: don’t miss this opportunity to see them in action as they edge ever closer to stardom.


11 NOVEMBER – Verboten / New York / USA
12 NOVEMBER – Primary / Chicago / USA
13 NOVEMBER – Mercury Loung / Ottawa / Canada
17 NOVEMBER – Mono / Mexico City / Mexico
18 NOVEMBER – Monarch / San Francisco / USA
19 NOVEMBER – Global Dance Festival (Daytime Show) / Phoenix / USA
19 NOVEMBER – Bang Bang / San Diego / USA


Mat.Joe ‘Brothers In Crime EP’ is out now on Mother Recordings. ‘Weego’ is out 28 October on Defected Records.