» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add MP3
» Add News

Killawatt

Killawatt’s ascendancy in 2011 has been nothing short of spectacular, with his unique repertoire of beats rendering him one of the underground dubstep scene’s brightest talents. Spotted early by pioneering badman N-Type, Matt’s inaugural vinyl release on the Wheel & Deal imprint opened the flood gates and has since seen his productions find homes on a multitude of leading labels including Subway, Box Clever, Boka, New Moon and Black Box. Killawatt’s constructions often transcend genre dictated formulas and it is this versatility that has been turning heads, carving out his own refreshi ...read more

Killawatt’s ascendancy in 2011 has been nothing short of spectacular, with his unique repertoire of beats rendering him one of the underground dubstep scene’s brightest talents. Spotted early by pioneering badman N-Type, Matt’s inaugural vinyl release on the Wheel & Deal imprint opened the flood gates and has since seen his productions find homes on a multitude of leading labels including Subway, Box Clever, Boka, New Moon and Black Box. Killawatt’s constructions often transcend genre dictated formulas and it is this versatility that has been turning heads, carving out his own refreshing and original take on sub-heavy music.

Originally representing Norwich, Killawatt started honing his skills during a stint at University in Guildford, where he was involved in running jungle label Satta Sounds and club night Rotation. Inspired by the dark and punishing sounds of artists like Kryptic Minds and Dj Madd, Matt quickly progressed his style from his earlier dub and jungle influenced creations to the intricately percussive and texturally-rich rolling 140bpm riddims of which we are all now familiar. Key to his success and testament to his composition prowess has been heavy support on dubstep’s biggest platforms including Skream and Benga on Radio 1, JKenzo on 1extra and Youngsta, Distance and N-Type on their legendary Rinse.FM segments.

Killawatt has graced the decks of London’s seminal Corsica Studios, and with international bookings cropping up as far afield as Sweden, Germany and Holland there is an ever-burgeoning demand for his bongo infused and hard hitting DJ sets. Driven constantly forward by his own high standards and by the music of sound design masters such as Amon Tobin, Matt never allows his production concepts to stagnate and harnessing an increasing techno-hybrid presence in his beats, expect to be hearing a lot more from this guy in 2012.

In 2012, Killawatt took up a monthly DJ residency with 'DUB OPTIC, the 'South Coasts Premier Soundsystem Culture night,' playing on some heavyweight soundsystems (like VALVE & RC1) alongside some top flights artists in dub, jungle, reggae and dubstep. « hide

Similar Bands: Commodo, Perverse, J:Kenzo, Biome, Lurka

Bring Down The Walls
11/25/2013

Press On/Tantra
03/04/2013

4.5
2 Votes
71
03/01/2012

4
2 Votes
Reason To Worry/Swarf
01/23/2012

3.5
1 Votes
Critters/Floating Weight
01/09/2012

3.5
1 Votes
Mantra/Schizophonia
01/01/2012

4
2 Votes
1000 Followers
2011

4
1 Votes
Overflow
2011

4
1 Votes
Shakuhachi
2011

4.5
1 Votes
Encephalon (In The Mind)
2011


Music Lists
01.10.14  Aids' 2013: Albums Of The Year03.28.13  Jashstep: 2013 Pt 1
01.07.13  2012 Year Of Aids: Top 25 Eps05.10.12  Deep/dark/minimal Dubstep: An Intro
09.14.11  Devstep: July - August 2011

Contributors: Deviant.,

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy