Matasism ‘s musical journey took him from the vibrant streets of Italy to the diverse landscape of the United States. Check our talk via KEYI.

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It was in his hometown that he laid the foundation for his career, establishing his own imprint in 2017. This move not only showcased his creative independence but also set the stage for his distinctive sound to emerge.

Driven by a deep-rooted commitment to authenticity, Matasism’s music embodies the raw energy and unfiltered spirit of the underground rave scene. His tracks began to resonate with audiences far and wide, catching the attention of none other than Ellen Allien, a respected figure in the electronic music community. Impressed by his unique approach, she not only started playing his tracks during her sets but also extended an invitation to collaborate.

The collaboration with Ellen Allien culminated in a solo EP release in 2022, marking a significant milestone in Matasism’s career. This partnership not only provided a platform for his music to reach a broader audience but also solidified his position within the electronic music realm.

With a shared ethos and a mutual passion for pushing boundaries, Matasism found a natural home on BPitch, a label known for its commitment to nurturing underground talent. Here, he continues to explore the outer limits of sound, blending elements of trance, industrial, techno, and EBM into a sonic tapestry that defies categorization.

Welcome, Matasism! Glad to have a connection between Miami and Berlin. Can you please introduce yourself to our audience? And tell us more about your project. 

Hello, and thank you for having me.

My name is Ernesto, also known as Matasism. I am from Italy but am currently based in Miami, USA.

In 2017, I launched my project Matasism, and the label shares the same name as my artist alias. I pondered whether to open a label and release all my music or send demos to other labels. The answer was clear to me, so I decided to open my own label and began releasing all my music primarily on vinyl. After 2-3 years, I opted to also release music digitally.

The label exclusively features my music and that of some other close artist friends. In the initial catalogs, you’ll only find my music. However, after many years, I decided to broaden my horizons and began signing new talent for my label, as you can see in my latest catalog.

We’re thrilled to delve into the discussion about your EP on the BPitch imprint. Could you tell us how your journey started with the label and what led to your collaboration with the legendary Ellen Allien? 

After establishing my record label and initiating the release of my music on vinyl, I attracted the attention of numerous international artists. My music received playtime and support from prominent figures in the scene, including Ellen Allien, who took notice of my work. Upon discovering several videos online featuring her playing my music, I reached out and asked if she would be interested in listening to some demos I had for Bpitch Control. To my delight, she agreed, and that’s where it all began. I subsequently signed with Bpitch Control and released two EPs: the first one titled “Can You Feel My Soul” and the second one titled “The Music is Control of Your Acid Mind.” Additionally, I signed onto one compilation. As for the future… who knows? lol

Currently, you reside in Miami, how would you describe the music scene there? In comparison to your hometown of Rome or a city like Berlin, what are the differences and similarities you’ve observed?

Miami is crazy, lol!

I love living here, but compared to Europe, Miami’s techno scene doesn’t have as many followers and tends to be more commercial. However, lately, there have been efforts to grow this scene here too, which is something that I would also like to contribute to in the future.

Could you please share with us your daily workflow? How do you typically find inspiration and connect with music?

I do not have any specific workflow; I listen to a lot of music, from techno old school to trance to hip hop—I listen to everything. When I feel like producing something, it’s because I know that I am inspired at that moment and I have to record immediately. I think producing music is all about the idea that you create.

If you could tell us your ten favorite tracks from this year so far? What would it be? 

     Hioll  – Hierro 99

     Matasism – Omega II

     Matasism – Omega I

     West Code – More Speed

     Isaiah – Lao

     Culto – Audio Unit 

     Á&H – Golden Vein

     Raffaele Attanasio – Pointbreak

     Non Cyclic – Nothing Left

     Dax J – Celestial Dub

What does the future look like for Matasism ?

As I mentioned before, I would like to grow the techno scene here in Miami with some ideas that I have in mind. Also, in 2024, I will be fully dedicated to music. I am challenging myself to release as much of my music as I can on my label! It’s tough, but let’s see if I can do it, lol.

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