Matt Pond is a man who understands that the gulf in hierarchy between DJs at the top and bottom of the food chain is as vast as it’s ever been. Despite or maybe because of this, he is one of those guys who has picked substance over style: modest and de..
Matt Pond is a man who understands that the gulf in hierarchy between DJs at the top and bottom of the food chain is as vast as it’s ever been. Despite or maybe because of this, he is one of those guys who has picked substance over style: modest and demure in his demeanour, you only have to scratch the surface to realise he’s a seasoned professional who’s been in the business for decades. He’s a humble individual who sees past the glittery awards and their accompanying hubris and has stayed loyal to his loyal stalwarts of underground culture.
In the late 90s Matt moved south to Brighton and became resident at Fluid Groove. It was here that he had the opportunity to DJ with such artists as Joshua, Charles Webster, DJ Rasoul, DIY, Jef-K and Atjazz to name a few. It was also around this time that he set up Audio Lounge, a small specialist record store. Moving into the 2000s, Matt turned to production, teaming up with Dom Thompson and Jon Gray to become part of BitterSuite, during which DJing took a back seat. After a few years of learning the ropes, BitterSuite then started collaborating with fellow West Country house heads BRS and The Rurals, and a string of remixes then followed on the Peng label (as well as one off remixes for Friends & Families and Flat and Round)
Later on Matt would record for such labels as Batti Batti, Swedish Brandy and Finale. It was also around this time that Matt became manager of the infamous Hedonizm Records, one of Brighton's longest running dance music specialists.
In 2006 Matt set up DeepSystems, a two weekly radio show on the now defunct FearOfMusicRadio.com. In conjunction with the radio show, a string of underground parties followed where Matt worked with legends such as Boo Williams, Glenn Underground, Anthony Nicholson, Trinidadian Deep, Alton Miller and DJ Deep; booking out small private venues as opposed to clubs, with superior sound and music quality. Many more parties have followed over the years, as well as many DJ performances at nights such as Kit, Peg, Day Moves, NYC Downlow & Genosys (Glastonbury), Freerotation (Wales), Field Maneuvers (Oxford), Arthouse (Manchester), Bonilla (Manchester) and Spotlight (Birmingham). He’s also been broadening his horizons by crossing borders and playing in Malta, Russia, Sweden, Ireland, USA, as well as all over the UK.
2015 sees the re-launch of Matt's record label: DeepSystems music. The first release contains tracks from fellow Brighton house heads Tales Ov Rossi and BitterSuite. Keep an eye out for more in 2015 from DeepSystems Music.
mix archives- soundcloud.com/deepsystems