Brooklyn-based artist Matsu is helping usher in the new generation of club DJs and is picking up plenty of momentum along the way.
If you haven’t familiarized yourself with Matsu yet, there’s no better time than now to begin to do so. This Japanese-Russian artist originally hails from Indianapolis but has since made a home in Brooklyn and is taking the local scene by storm with his skills behind the decks. Gaining notoriety not only as a Red Bull 3Style US Vice Champion, but also a Goldie Awards Finalist and Campus DJ US Champion, his mixing abilities continue to grow with each passing year.
More recently, though, Matsu has looked beyond the decks to further expand his reign on the scene. This includes his world as label manager for DJ Craze’s Slow Roast Records, but also time spent in the studio to flex his creative muscle as a producer as well. Last year saw him deliver “Eerie” in collaboration with another brilliant artist in the scene, black a.m., and now Matsu has looked to grow even more with the release of his debut EP, R U With Me.
Out now on Slow Roast Records, R U With Me is a collection of three tunes that are dripping house vibes. From the piano and drums on its title track to energetic bass on “Migu” and the groovy experience on “Any Vibe,” Matsu has clearly taken his dynamic style as a DJ and transitioned it flawlessly to his work in the studio. Now, to celebrate the release of his debut EP, he’s also gifted us with a mix to showcase the sound of New York and his own influences as an artist that includes tracks from A-Trak and Wongo, Disclosure, Duck Sauce, and more.
Listen to this exclusive mix from Matsu to get a dose of his unique style and make sure to download or stream R U With Me on your preferred platform.