New York City’s own MATRIX has been a fixture in the Dance Music Community for over three decades. He is widely known for creating inimitable musical experiences for fans and dance aficionados of House, Afro, Tribal, Deep and Soulful genres of House music. In creating his signature style, he draws his inspiration from the varied elements of music that he was exposed to growing up in New York City’s East Harlem/El Barrio neighborhood, which has always been known as a hot bed of creativity and diverse cultural expressions, and while also hailing from a musical family.
At the age of 13 he began listening to the Saturday Night Dance Party which aired on local New York City radio station WBLS and featured continuous disco dance mixes by legendary DJ Ted Courier. He was fascinated by his ability to smoothly blend music into a seamless mosaic, thus was inspired and drawn to the turntables with the desire to create his own musical tapestry for people to experience. By the time he was 16, MATRIX became a much sought after local DJ, performing at local celebrations and events.
MATRIX later hit his stride and honed his skills with residencies and guest appearances at a rich array of venues including some of New York City’s most legendary and influential dance clubs. These included such venues as the Limelight, Better Days, The Palladium, Save the Robots (one of New York City’s hippest underground after hour’s spots in the East Village), Bar 13, Nell’s, Studio Mezmor, The Octagon, Touch and Tantra (both in Miami’s South Beach district), and many others as well as playing with and alongside world renown DJ’s such as Eric Kupper, Davidson Ospina, Oscar P, Bruce Forrest, Steve “Chip Chop” Gonzalez, DJ Romain, DJ Smash, Hector Romero and Midnight Society.