Matt Heize providing a fair dose of beats
Up next in our Tanzgemeinschaft guest mix series is Xentrix who fitted himself a new alter ego, Matt Heize. Already providing a fair dose of beats for a decade or two, Matt Heize is here with a fresh mix filled with some atmospheric textures and intense, muscular, predatory bass laden tracks with a stepping rhythm.
Hailing from Liège, Belgium, Eric (Matt Heize / Xentrix) bought his first pair of turntables in 1994 and began spinning Chicago house and Detroit techno at local parties and clubs. His ability to move a dancefloor was first honed at Sint-Truiden’s legendary Montini Rave Zone where he first held a residency at the age of 19.
A year later he began producing music with Jean-Louis Kollash: their first release came out in 1997 on Antwerp’s Minimalistix label. He continued with a number of techno releases under the name DJ Xentrix & jlk on Reload, News, Pornographic recordings and Bipolar (Detroit).
He has an ear for a floor filling tunes (and his day job serving up vinyl at Audiopolis Records) helped him build the extensive and diverse vinyl collection that he uses to create soulful, uplifting, atmospheric sets. Few DJs can build a buzz or move a crowd on the dancefloor the way he can. With Xentrix in control, no-one can’s resist moving.
Dj Xentrix has released tunes under some various aliases and various labels including his own Kroma Recordings (2002-2006), which is focussed on a driving, funky, techno style. His distinctive tracks have been championed by the likes of majors names in the Techno scene.
As the market gets overloaded with monotone loopy techno he decides to explore some new horizons where he begins to express his strong personality and sense of balancing beats and analog sounds into some solid ass shakers tracks.
He joined the RECODEMUSIK label artist roster in june 2015 with new releases. An incredibly well-rounded and prolific DJ and producer, Matt Heize / DJ Xentrix has been putting feet on the dancefloor and hands in the air since 1994.