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Berlin-based production & DJ duo Mat.Joe (Matze & Johannes) are set to release their DFTD (sub label of Defected)-debut with their new 2-track ‘Dayum EP‘ which will be out on April 27th, 2018. 

Fusing house & elements of soul and hip-hop the duo stay true to their distinctive mix-and-match production style. Don’t miss out on hanging with the guys (among others) at Defected’s legendary Croatia festival which is taking place from August 9-14th in the Garden Resort in Tisno.

We are glad that the two found the time to answer our LSD FAZE TIME questions while on tour in Australia. Find out more about them below!


Our name is Mat.Joe but you might know us as Mat.joe, Matt.Jo, mat.joe ???. We were born in Hannover & Hildesheim and grew up in Wunstorf-Luthe & Himmelstür. When we were children our idol was Guns N’ Roses, because they rocked our childhood. When we were teenagers, we started to produce music. It was then when we realised that it’s the best thing in the whole universe and we decided to continue. Since then we are looking back to a lot of music which is great. One of our best gigs we played was at Fusion Festival 2016. It was so much fun because it was authentic, well-organized and a perfect crowd with tons of our friends and relatives.
One of the best gigs I have been to was Green Velvet at Panorama Bar. I loved when he performed “La La Land” using his headphones as a mic.


Now we live in Berlin with ourselves. In our flats you can find a lot of speakers and cables and our refrigerators are usually full with all sorts of ice cream. We enjoy inviting friends and professional relaxation a lot. We can spend hours digging for proper choons. One of our favorite places to visit is South America, because the weather is way better most of the time.

On weekdays you can find us in the studio or outside meeting friends and on weekends we usually play in dark clubs or sunny festivals. Our favorite song at the moment is Dayum!. A film we watched lately and really liked was Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child. The last series we watched and loved was El Chapo. We are very inspired by sunlight, a breeze and good monitoring. Our dream is to stay healthy as fuck. Our worst nightmare is a perfect vibe but a broken soundsystem.

We love lovers and hate haters. We are addicted to chunky drums, we just cannot stop laughing about bullshit. We get totally fucked up, when we had too many tequilas. The next day we need to drink more tequila to get back to normal.

Local Suicide reminds us of dreamy and intense after hours.


Tomorrow we will pack our stuff and travel to another city in Australia. Next month we will be touring in Brazil. Next year will be a good year! In 10 years we hope that we are still making music that keeps you moving.


If we weren’t musicians, we would be salesmen or graphic designers. If our life was a Hollywood movie, it would be called Hangover, because we’re as weird and awkward as Zach Galifianakis. If we could have sex with anyone, it would be enjoyable. If we were a car, we would be a Mat.Joe.bishi. If we were animals, we would be a snake and a stingray. If we were a drug we would be runners high. If we were an invention, we would be the wheels of steel. If we were an object, we would be a golden ghettoblaster. If we could play with anyone it would be Helge Schneider. We would like to collaborate with your neighbors. We would never change our past, because it’s pretty dope so far!


Our word of advice to the reader would be to keep breathing. Cheers!

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