Matthias “Matty” Heilbronn is a German-born DJ, Producer and Remixer, who has been living in New York since 1989. At age 16 Matthias started DJing at clubs he wasn’t even old enough to attend and soon after became one of the most thought after DJ’s on the German Club scene, holding residencies in Hamburg, Berlin and his hometown Bremen.
After being introduced to underground house music culture when he heard DJ/producer Larry Levan at the legendary Paradise Garage, Matthias relocated from Germany to New York City in order to fully pursue his love of music. Through his job at Axis Studios, he learned engineering, programming and editing under the guide of mentor Francois K. Matthias became roommates with house music icon Frankie Knuckles and soon had the privilege to meet and work with Larry Levan.
As one of New York’s most in-demand editors and programmers in the mid 90’s, Matty worked on songs by Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Boys II Men and SWV, earning a number of gold and platinum records along the way. Matthias also began collaborating with an array of influential house music producers including Danny Tenaglia, Todd Terry, Tommy Musto and Francois K. Through creating his own original productions, remixing established dance artists and retouching the work of pop and R’n’B acts for the majors, Matthias soon proved he was equally adept at hitting the right note .The diversity of Matthias’ work defies definitions and straddles numerous genres, from his own original productions, to edits and remixes for some of the biggest names in the music business. With his career already well into a third decade he continues to push the creative envelope; no two productions sounding alike.