MATT TOLFREY

London, UK

C & S. America

Agent: Alejandro Ortega

It’s fair to say Matt Tolfrey has managed to carve out his own place and sound in the ruthless and relentless dance music world, where time has proven that taste overcomes all trends. Always someone who had a penchant for less obvious and more curious sounds, Tolfrey has never been easy to categorise. He has an open mind and deep record bag that takes in house, minimal, electro, disco and techno that could be 20 years old or not even out yet. For that reason, he is ever-present at the world’s finest events from Circo Loco to Glastonbury, Pacha Ibiza to fabric, Panorama Bar to Space Miami via BPM, Lovebox and Burning Man. He also holds down esteemed residencies at Bar Americas in Guadalajara, R33 in Barcelona and of course Stealth in Nottingham where it all began.

His very personal and passion-fuelled Leftroom empire, Don’t Be Left Out parties and label compilations are where Tolfrey’s taste plays out next to his love of proper relationships with like-minded people. The label has constantly evolved and set its own singular agenda with more than 140 releases across it and three sub labels over the last 13+ years. His own studio sound is fluid and infectious, with slick drums and bass burrowing deep under your skin, percussion driving things along and well treated vocals bringing an all important freaky aspect. As well as a timeless album, World of Mouth, and official compilations for fabric and Classic, Tolfrey is behind countless EPs and remixes on a mix of contemporary and legendary labels including Cuttin’ Headz, Rekids, Crosstown Rebels, Cocoon, No.19, MURK, Classic and Wiggle. He also produces as Kerb Staller, a live project with jozif and DNCN, with an album signed to Skint due for release in 2018.