23rd April, 2012
Mad EP signs with Artik Unit booking agency
Mad EP is very excited to join the ranks of the Artik Unit booking agency.
Artik Unit is also home to such amazing artists as iconAclass, Scorn, Dälek, Jazzsteppa, MRC Riddims, Subtitle, K-the-I???, Bleubird, Oddatteee and many more.
For Booking Mad EP - please contact val [at] artik-unit.com
7th October, 2011
Upcoming EP on Acroplane Recordings
Collaboration between Mad EP & ShadowHuntaz with remixes by Dead Fader, Made, and Cdatakill.
Coming in November/December on Acroplane Recordings, Mad EP joins forces with the ShadowHuntaz for a 3-track digital EP, with remixes by Dead Fader (3by3, Tigerbeat6), Made (Skam) and Cdatakill (Ad Noiseam).
Mad EP has been dropping sneak previews of the tracks ("Decoy", "In Living Stereo", & "Mrs. Mr.") in his Tasty Cyanide Radio mixes, and these 3 gems are already considered underground classics in some circles.
Stay Tuned for more information soon!
30th September, 2011
Your new source for 30 minute mixtapes...
Akira Kiteshi & Mad EP have joined forces to bring you : Cr02 Kingz , your new source of 30-minute mixtapes.
Straddling genres such as jazz, 90's hiphop, glitch, beat tapes, new jack swing, funk, and more - the Cr02 Kingz record their mixes directly to cassette before uploading - to preserve all the gooey hi-bias goodness you grew up loving.
16th July, 2011
Mad EP Joins FunkLabs
Mad EP joins the ranks of the FunkLabs Publishing Company.
Mad EP is Matthew Peters, Iowa native (formerly based in New York, Chicago & Montreal) and recent UK transplant, with a vast and impressive background in electronic and classical music. Peters brings his talents to bear on Mad EP productions in such a way that the end results are diverse and unclassifiable, calmly defying expectations as he skims through every imaginable genre to reach the outer limits of a territory that is indisputably his own.
At eight years old Peters began his rigorous training with the cello, and at fourteen was already onto music theory, composition and improvisation. He studied cello performance at Northwestern University, and while still an undergraduate, became the youngest person to produce the Chicago Symphony Orchestra radiobroadcasts in their history. After two seasons, he went on to study sound recording and digital media at McGill University in Montreal. He has worked as a classical booking agent, a freelance sound designer for corporate and academic web media projects, and has scored experimental theatre productions.
Peters has been making his own music, variously described as electronic, alternative hip-hop, breakbeat, avant jazz, classical, sample-mania, and consistently unpredictable, for the past nine years in various contexts. He is a founding member of the improvisation consort, the Manhattan Gimp Project, and one half of the hip-hop duo Mad/EQ with MC equivalANT. Peters is also the resident sound designer for the Psychasthenia Society, a quasi theatre group that presents satiric storytelling blended with remixed vintage movie stills, live video, and electronic music. His performances have been experienced in clubs, squats, restaurants, art galleries, concert halls, roof tops, radio studios, theatres, and more around the world.
He is also the consummate collaborative musician. His releases are full of guest appearances by artists with a deep respect his unparalleled musicality: Shadow Huntaz, Puppetmastaz, Jason Forrest (aka Donna Summer), Math Head, Si Begg, Aaron Spectre, Mochipet, End, DJ Grandtheft, jazz trumpeter David Young, percussionist Bryce Beverlin II, and more. Venetian Snares & Leafcutter John both requested him to appear as a cellist on their albums and Peters is often in demand as a remixer, delivering unexpected, yet mind-blowing results.