Iowa native Matthew Peters, a.k.a. Mad EP, originally was a cellist and later a producer of the Chicago Symphony radio broadcasts. He has been creating his unique soundscapes with live instrumentations, found sounds, and field recordings for the past 7 years in various studio and performance environments as a founding member of the Manhattan Gimp Project, one half of the hip-hop duo Mad/EQ, resident sound designer for the Psychasthenia Society, and a number of other collaborative and solo projects. His music has been featured on US college and underground stations as well as international radio and web broadcasts. Refusing to be bound to any given genre or style, Mad EP's music traverses the entire spectrum and fuses ambient, hip-hop, hardcore, breakbeat, classical, jazz, and noise into his own brand of funk. His diverse range of live sets have made him a regular performer in many of New York City's clubs and art spaces and his recent releases on Ad Noiseam have garnered resounding critical acclaim worldwide.