MATT HAWK, the next big star in car music, is all about minimalism and genre clashes – two things that make him stand out from other DJ’s.
The 33-year-old art director from Aalborg started dreaming of a music career in his teens, when he began mixing styles and genres, in his creation of new and unique productions. Today, his dream has come true, and he is producing hits with Denmark’s biggest DJ’s. In collaboration with HEDEGAARD, MATT HAWK has produced and released the single “SA-MY-D”, which is closing in on 8 million streams on Spotify alone, while their joint remix of the rap classic “Ni**as in Paris” has passed the 4 million stream mark on the platform.
Among friends, MATT HAWK is known as the geek and a master of coherence. He tears songs to pieces, only to put them back together in all kinds of creative ways – which has given him a special weapon as a DJ: The ability to mix club vocals with hip-hop beats – an original approach, which ensures his audience a big party.
MATT HAWK is energized by the unknown. A constant curiosity and untamable urge to create means that he is again and again combining that, which has never been combined before. On the single, “SYMPHONY”, he reworked Beethoven’s classic ‘Symphony no. 5’, generating an output that contains a magical combination of Nate Dogg sounding vocals combined with all the best elements from the heavy club universe of the Car Music genre. The single debuted on the weekly QQ Music EDM Chart in China, as no. 21, and has amassed more than 4.5 million streams on Spotify since then, reaching 1 million streams within the first 40 days in the market.
The follow-up single ”GANG GANG” was also buillt on a Beethoven sample, from the classical masterpiece ’Für Elise’. While the new single ”HABANERO” contains a sample from ’Habanera’ by George Bizet, from the legendary opera ‘Carmen’. The latest single “OneHundred” which was created with his label buddies HEDEGAARD and CANCUN? is created without the use of samples. The single reached 1 million streams within the first 20 days in the market, and became Matt Hawks first top20 single, on the QQ Music EDM Chart in China, debuting as no. 17.
MATT HAWK brings genre clashes to the stage and loves to create contrasts and new, never-before-heard combinations. This makes it impossible to place him within simply one genre. He lives for experiences and for creating them for his audience through music. His dream is to geek out on music and share his journey with the audience. In 2024, this dream becomes reality, when MATT HAWK steps onto the international stage, thanks to his deal with the record label OneHundred.