Matthew Charles, DJ, Promoter and now Producer. Matthew’s relationship with electronic music is over 2 decades old but his professional DJ career really took off when in 2004 just after moving to Dubai from Scotland he won a global search for DJ talent, Heineken Found @ Thirst. Paul Oakenfold and Danielle Davoli selected Matthew as the winner for the GCC which opened many doors for him in the region. This led to him holding down residencies at not one but two DJ Mag Top 100 clubs, 360 and Trilogy which gave him the opportunity to display his talents alongside many of his heroes such as Sasha, Jon Digweed, Steve Lawler, Nic Fanciulli, Yousef, Booka Shade, Dubfire, Ame, Dixon, Henrik Schwarz, Claude VonStroke, Dan Ghenacia and the list goes on.
Back at home base in Dubai Matthew has dedicated his time to two things, developing the underground scene in Dubai and developing his production skills. In 2010 Matthew created a Facebook group entitled Dubai Underground Music Movement or DUMM for short. It was initially a place for like minded clubbers to discuss the scene in Dubai and beyond. 4 years later it has evolved into a movement with events, mixes, soon to be a record label and it’s crown jewel the infamous boat party Never Get Out The Boat! Going now for 3 years Never Get Out The Boat has reached cult status. With around 12 parties a year each voyage is either at capacity or very close to it. The party attracts a rare breed of clubber in Dubai, somebody who is there for the music and not to be seen which makes for a pretty wild party out at sea.
The last 2 years Matthew has turned his attention to his productions. Like his DJ sets his tracks cover all bases from Deep House to Tech House to Techno but never deviating for from his love of the groove. Thanks to his dedication in the studio at the tail end of 2014 Matthew had his debut and sophomore releases on Dubai’s very own own Infusion Records. The title track of his debut EP Out The Door quickly become Infusions best seller of the year. With 5 releases already lined up for 2015 Matthew is looking at a very big year ahead.