Matteo Cavo aka. Maztek,
born and raised in the heart of Italy, Rome, embarked upon his music career at the young age of 13 as a lead guitarist and percussionist.
At 18 years of age he became fascinated with electronic music, specifically Techno and Drum and Bass. He decided to take heed and began to compose not only Drum and Bass but also Electro, Grime and Dubstep tracks and played them out in the Italian underground scene with great success and response. In 2005, Maztek formed the label ‘Subculture Records’, that captivated a wide international audience and became a known vinyl and digital label with releases from artists such as, N.phect
, Future Signal
, Proktah, Malsum & Sleeper Cell.
His biggest releases yet, Intiman ft. Foreign Beggars - Hit That (Maztek remix) and ‘Straight to Bad’, has caught the attention of many all around the world and has been supported by all major Dj’s such as, Ed Rush
, The Upbeats
, State of Mind
, amongst many others.
In 2011, Maztek
became one of the official producers of Dope D.O.D., a hip hop crew based in the Netherlands. In that same year he made a remix for an Italian band called Subsonica. The track was called “Il Diluvio (Maztek remix)” and was released by EMI.
With Dope D.O.D.
he made another 4 beats out on their new release, “Da Roach”. One of the beats features Redman.
“Maztek iz our boy from Italy, He did the Brutality beat on the Evil EP. We met him a couple of times on tour in Italy and it was only right that he produced 3 joints on the new album! Be sure 2 check him out! This dude iz crazy with da bangerz. One of the tracks he did features Redman…One of his favorite artists, period. This goes for us as well. He’s a true Hip Hop legend.” Dope D.O.D.
After several releases on various independent record labels he was featured in 2012 on Renegade Hardware with his single “Galactica/Odyssey”.
In 2012 he signed his tune “Twang” on Hospital Records “Sick Music 3″, followed by other Renegade Hardware "various artists" releases and remixes. In 2013 he signed his tune "Dizzy Step" on Program Records (Ram Records Sub-label) and “Hive Mind” on the Drum and Bass Arena Winter Selection 2013. In The same year he releases the “M Theory Ep” on Renegade Hardware.
sound is supported by big names such as Andy C, Ed Rush
, Delta Heavy, June Miller, Black Sun Empire
, State of Mind
to name a few. Maztek
is hot property and is ready to proceed in what has been proving to be a long and amazing career!
Enjoy; EATBRAIN Podcast 016 by MAZTEK!!
01. Rawtekk - Amber's Love Was Like A Marble (Billain Remix) [Medschool]
02. The Upbeats - Rituals [Blackout Dub]
03. Mindscape feat. Coppa - Do It Like This [Dutty Audio Dub]
04. Prolix - Freeze Frame (BSE Remix) [Trendkill]
05. Signs - Osaris [Redlight Dub]
06. Maztek & Cern - Multiverse [Renegade Hardware Dub]
07. Teddy Killerz - Mock [Dutty Audio Dub]
08. Noisia - Facade VIP [RAM]
10. Fourward - Countdown Feat Kyzer [Shogun Dub]
11. Mefjus & Emperor - Disrupted [Critical]
12. The Upbeats & InsideInfo - Epsilon [BlackOut Dub]
13. State of Mind & Nymfo - Put It On [Blackout]
14. Mindscape & Jade feat. Coppa - Friday The 13th [Eatbrain Dub]
15. Mob Tactics - Wasted [C4C]
16. Maztek - Hyperreality [Eatbrain Dub]
17. Mefjus & Emperor - Void Main Void [Critical]
18. State of Mind & MC Dino - Ghosts [Blackout]
19. Mob Tactics - Unbalanced [C4C]
20. Maztek - Sinestesia [Dutty Audio Dub]
21. Mefjus - Signalz (He hates Mondays VIP) [Dub]
22. Chris.SU ft. Kryptomedic - Underground Culture [Eatbrain Dub]
23. The Upbeats - Def Cresent [BlackOut Dub]
24. State of Mind - Danse Macabre [Blackout]
25. Mindscape & Audio - Truth Hurts ft. Stapleton (Maztek remix)[Commercial Suicide Dub]
26. Hostage - Wires (Audio Remix) [Therapy Sessions Dub]
27. Fourward - Phase Align [Shogun Dub]
28. Maldini - Icarus [Dutty Audio Dub]
29. Cause4Concern - LowLife (Maztek Remix) [C4C Dub]
30. The Upbeats - Replacement [BlackOut Dub]
31. Subtension & Nuklear MC - Break the Rules [Renegade Hardware]
Photos by Stefano Meluni