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Matt Shadetek Brings Bass Music To His Block On New Album
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 3:45AM :: Email this article :: Print this article



Matt Shadetek Brings Bass Music To His Block On New Album feat. Riff Raff, Jahdan, Troy Ave + more

Courtesy Stephen B.

Matt Shadetek is a member of a rare and vanishing tribe: the native New Yorkers. When he was five years old, his best friend Basil got a copy of the Beastie Boys' License to Ill. Basilís mom was a painter and free thinker who recognized intuitively that this was the perfect music for two rowdy five year olds. Ten years later the head rush of jungle hit New York: "I thought I was going to be a science fiction writer until I started going to Konkrete Jungle. The music was so crazy and futuristic but also connected the dots between rave music, hip-hop and dancehall. I was totally captivated."



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