When you hear one of Jonson’s tracks, you almost immediately know it’s his. He studied classical piano as a kid, plus jazz drumming, and played drums in a marching band–thus laying both the melodic and the rhythmic cornerstones of his music today. Thanks to his father’s work with sound technology, he also got his hands on synthesizers at the age of 9. He’s devoted much of his energy to supporting his own close musical family, in the groups Cobblestone Jazz, Midnight Operator and the Modern Deep Left Quartet, and with his Wagon Repair label.
As well as continuing to tour his in-demand solo live show, which is consistently ranked amongst Resident Advisor’s top 20, Mathew’s sound and reputation as an artist has developed as you would expect for someone so richly and widely talented.