Do you live, breathe and bleed dance music as much as Dave Matthias? If you’ve never heard the name then the chances are unlikely. He’s filled most roles in the industry that most never accomplish.
He set out on a mission …….
A Broadcast Communications major, Dave originally started his media career in television production back in 1985. After 5 years of TV production he made a transition into radio. “Audio production & music was much more appealing & interesting to me. I produced commercials, radio station imaging & promos, edited music, you name it! Music had always been such an integral part of my life I knew I was destined to do something with it.”
However, Dave Matthias’ career was definitely no overnight success story ….
Developing a thorough & comprehensive knowledge of dance-radio formats, in 1992 Matthias left a highly coveted major market San Francisco radio gig at KITS/LIVE 105 FM to get closer to the streets. He started dj’n various nightclubs in San Francisco Bay Area where he quickly developed a name for himself within the dance community.
In 1994, Matthias became a Billboard Magazine Dance Chart Reporter. One of only 115 A-list dj’s in the entire U.S. to determine Billboard Magazine’s Dance weekly dance chart receiving full-service from practically every record label. A prestigious honor for any dj to accomplish.
1995-96 brought him numerous nightclub gigs & residency on two different radio stations. Tuesday nights 10p-12a “The Matthias Mix” could be heard on the Santa Rosa, California PBS station, KBBF 89.1 FM. And of course, the highly recognized, highly acclaimed, “St. John’s Playhouse” could be heard on San Francisco’s #1 dance station, KYLD/WILD 107 FM Saturday nights 2-4a. Matthias is responsible for the official radio-edit mixes of Armand Van Heldens’ smash hit “The Funk Phenomena”, commercially released on Atlantic/Henry Street Records.
January 2000 saw the release of Matthias’ first national mix-cd, “In My House, There’s A Disco” on StreetBeat Records/UBL Recordings and it was off to the races from there …
• 13 Dave Matthias Remixes have hit #1 on Billboard Dance Chart Top 50 (US) since 2011
• 98 Dave Matthias Remixes on Billboard Dance Chart Top 50 (US) from 2011-2020
• Major-market radio, production, remix production
• Internationally recognized music producer, remixer, dj, syndicated mixshows, podcasts
• Over 850,000+ licensed dance compilations sold worldwide on various record labels
• Over 200+ major-label remix productions & 16 internationally released dance compilations
• Influential force in the music industry
Now with 25+ years of experience in several capacities, countless accolades, remix projects that have seen #1, Top 5 & Top 10 positions on Billboard Dance Chart (US) and Music Week (UK), Dave Matthias and his signature sound is an influential force in today’s electronic dance music community worldwide.