2013 – Mathew Jonson (CA)
Canada’s Mathew Jonson has become one of the preeminent producers and performers in electronic music today. Recording on internationally renowned labels such as Sub Static, Minus, Perlon, Kompakt, Itiswhatitis, Arbutus, and his own label Wagon Repair, Jonson has created some of the most influential tracks of the past decade. Mathew’s music is a hybrid of styles; forging influences from techno, jazz, house, drum ‘n’ bass and fusion to create flowing bass lines and synth melodies that have influenced his trademark tech-fusion sound. Mathew’s unique ability to improvise and perform with other players in a live group setting has resulted in musical formations such as the Modern Deep Left Quartet and Cobblestone Jazz, who have developed an international reputation for their intensely soulful and masterful compositions Mathew has also collaborated with artists such as Luciano, Hrdvsion and the Mole, continually looking at new approaches to electronic music. Jonson has developed a large and varied following internationally from his numerous appearances on mix albums and remixes for countless artists. Even as such accolades continue to roll in, Mathew’s modesty continues to speak through the meditative sounds he creates in his studio, a testament both to his musicianship and his authentic nature.