Slipmatt

Slipmatt

Real Name:
Matthew David Nelson
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Legendary Rave, UK Hardcore and Happy Hardcore DJ/producer/re-mixer & member of SL2. Also now produces/DJs Ravebreaks & Hardcore Breaks as well as most genres of Dance Music.

Dubbed the "Godfather of Hardcore", he was one of the key figures in the development of Happy Hardcore and the UK Rave sound.

Resident DJ for Raindance, Raven & Slip Back In Time.

Co-founder and DJ on Awesome FM & Raw FM. Also had show on Kiss FM.
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Slipmatt Discography

Albums

none Slipmatt Blue Doublepack(2xCass, Mixed) Phoenix Productions (2) none UK 1993 Sell This Version
KICK CD 29, KICK CD29 Slipmatt Slipmatt Takes Control(CD, Mixed) Kickin Records, Kickin Records KICK CD 29, KICK CD29 UK 1995 Sell This Version
UMCD003 DJ Slipmatt* United Dance Presents The Anthems '92 - '97(2xCD, Mixed + Box) United Music LTD. UMCD003 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CYFIRB002 Slipmatt & Billy Daniel Bunter* Slipmatt & Billy Daniel Bunter* - Rave Breaks Top Ten Part 2(10xFile, MP3, 320) Can You Feel It Media CYFIRB002 UK 2008
MMCD003 Slipmatt Slipmatt 25(2xCD, Ltd, Mixed) Music Mondays MMCD003 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SL 021 Slipmatt Breaking Free / Hear Me Awesome Records SL 021 UK 1994 Sell This Version
HECT 006 Ramos, Supreme And Sunset Regime* With DJ Slipmatt* Ramos, Supreme And Sunset Regime* With DJ Slipmatt* - The Remix EP (EP) Hectic Records HECT 006 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Slipmatt / Gappa G & Hyper Hypa Slipmatt / Gappa G & Hyper Hypa - Breaking Free / Information Centre (DJ Ron Remix)(Acetate, 10", W/Lbl) Music House (4) none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer / Slipmatt DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer / Slipmatt - In Effect (Slipmatt 94 Remix) / Break Da Bell(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
D15023 Habegale, Slipmatt Habegale, Slipmatt - I want Your Mind / SMD 2 (Acetate, 10") Not On Label D15023 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Slipmatt SMD 3(10", S/Sided, Ace) Muisc House none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Eruption, Slipmatt Eruption, Slipmatt - Eruption - Bang Pop lovely (Slipmatt Dubplate Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
BOR 4 Alchemist* & Slipmatt Alchemist* & Slipmatt - Keep On Trying (The Remixes) Burn Out Records BOR 4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Slipmatt / DJ Demo Slipmatt / DJ Demo - After Dark Not On Label (Slipmatt Self-released) none UK 1996 Sell This Version
BLK001 Slipmatt vs 3D* Slipmatt vs 3D* - Pure Release Balistik Records (UK) BLK001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Oaysis / Slipmatt Oaysis / Slipmatt - Incredible Bass (Slipmatt Remix 1) / Break Da Bell (Acetate, 10") Music House (4) none UK 1996 Sell This Version
SN 1 Slipmatt & Eruption Slipmatt & Eruption - Sunshine(12", Ltd, W/Lbl) Not On Label SN 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Force & Styles, Slipmatt Force & Styles, Slipmatt - Force & Styles - Shining Down (Slipmatt Remix) / Alchemist - Keep On Trying (Slipmatt (Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
FAZE 4 Slipmatt & Frisky Featuring Becks Slipmatt & Frisky Featuring Becks - Take Care Of You(12") Faze Freak Records FAZE 4 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SPACE 1 Slipmatt Space (Single, Maxi) Not On Label SPACE 1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ALPHA05 Slipmatt Breaking Free Alpha (4) ALPHA05 UK 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Slipmatt Slammin Vinyl 05/09/97 Hardcore(CDr, Mixed, Comp) OLD SKOOL UK none UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Slipmatt Dance Trance Wedding Anniversary(CDr, Mixed, Comp) OLD SKOOL UK none UK 2004 Sell This Version
CYFIDC17 Slipmatt The Slipmatt Remix Collection Part 1 - The Hardcore 90s(21xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Can You Feel It Media CYFIDC17 UK 2011
CYFIDC32 Slipmatt Best Of Impact(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 + File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Can You Feel It Media CYFIDC32 UK 2011

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e.m.van-damm

e.m.van-damm

May 15, 2011
I will never forget in 1994 at Rezerection Event 2 outdoor event when Slipmatt played. He was on right after Bass generator and right before Lenny Dee!
Slipmatt was the first dj to play the new sound of 4-beat happy hardcore in scotland and the Set was imo the best on that night but then Scotland was turning to the harder Dutch sounds and the breakbeats did not go down to well with some of the crowd :(
If i recall correctly there was 3 mc's in total throughout the set and at one point one mc looked and sounded just like Mr Motivator from gmtv!!
A legend of a dj to the hardcore scene.
Fluffbomb

Fluffbomb

August 24, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
Slipmatt may have left the new hardcore scene but his old skool sets are brilliant. If you want to get a dose of the full range of old skool rave tracks (from the housier end through to early D&B) then check out one of his compliations or a live set. When Radio 1's One in the Jungle did an old skool show they got Slipmatt to do the mix. Need I say more!
andylanc

andylanc

November 20, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
some people may slag slipmattt for deserting the " scene" but in the time in 93 when the hardcore scene was splitting between drum & bass and hardcore, slipmatt was playing the tunes that mattered! He kept the harcore vibe going! As for his mixing,it was tight and never overcomplicated with few mistakes!
traffic_cone

traffic_cone

March 21, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
I don't think the comments above are at all justified really...Slipmatt produced many of the hardcore scene's biggest tracks through remixes in 1994 and 1995 - Take Me Away, Incredible Bass, In Effect, Crowd Control...and he at least tried to do something fresh and bring breaks back in when things became stale in 1997-1998. So he lost interest and dropped out of hardcore - fair enough surely, I mean why do something you don't have a passion for any more? Its a style of music, not a religion. And his sets were excellent, his tune selection was spot on! I'd say his "hardcore godfather" title IS pretty much justified.
AtomicCow

AtomicCow

April 17, 2002
And he also got bored of hardcore because it abandoned breakbeats and because let's face it, it became music for 15 year old kids and he was old enough to be their father.

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