“German DJ and producer Matt John is one of those artists who has been changing the face of music. Matt’s compositions are so exclusive and expressive that one can travel through them like through a three-dimensional movie. All the titles on the “Behind the Atoms” EP refer to the artist’s passion for exploring a holographic way of thinking, which is something that has reflected on his continuous experiments with music. The title track is a sort of combination of the future world full of electronics and an old wardrobe in the attic.” — SoundRevolt album review.
Did you always want to be a musician?
My interest for music was always in my life (I am 29 years old), but I start to make music in 2000, since them i have release on the following labels: Perlon, Underline, Minus, Mos Ferry, Contexterrior.
So what is ‘behind the atoms’?
‘Behind the atoms’ is a level in my mind. It’s something that comes from within. I meditate a lot and that opens my doors of perception – giving me access to the vibrations that surround me. What I then do is join the bridges together into a column that connects matter and antimatter.
Back in the 1960’s, one of the most famous scientists mentioned that ‘All things are made of atoms’. Is there really something behind the atoms besides atoms?
For sure, the essence of everything in the universe, where we live: “the big nothing”.
Did you take courses in science when you were in school? If so, did you enjoy it and what effect did that have on your music career if any?
Yes, I took a little of physics, electronics and astronomy, and I am still enthusiastic about those subjects. I really enjoyed it, and had fun with electronic tools and my telescope. I believe the sound of my music is a product of this accumulated knowledge.
Is your music driven by the available technology, are there things that you can do with technology now that you could do a few years ago?
My music is driven by my consciousness. Back in the day (before modern technology), I would have found other ways to make music.
What advice would you give to kids interested in creating music?
Find access to your higher consciousness and find a way to convert it into sound.
What advice would you give to kids interested in science and technology?
Stay curious and break through borders, especially those within yourself.