The Not So Serious Session 13 with Matt Tolfrey

the not so serious sessions

With a production career that launched in 2005 on Crosstown Rebels and bloomed via the creation of his own Leftroom label; Nottingham’s Matt Tolfrey has since been seen on Get Physical, Cocoon, Rekids, Saved and Culprit. Now gearing up for the launch of his debut artist album ‘Word Of Mouth’; Matt’s strongest work yet brings him back to UK soil and will arrive on Leftroom in late September. Production aside, Tolfrey undoubtedly made his name as a DJ since his first residency at ‘The Bomb’ in the early 2000’s.  A unique and spellbinding technique that has seen him labelled as an inspiring DJ’s DJ since the early years, 2011 secured a place in Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJs poll. Demand for Matt as has never been greater with 2012 containing his busiest touring schedule yet including festival appearances confirmed at Seattle’s Decibel, Piknic Electronik in Montreal and RideFest, Hungary. It is with huge pleasure that we welcome Matt Tolfrey to MEOKO for the thirteenth session of ‘The Not So Serious Sessions’...

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The greatest movie soundtrack...

...off the top of my head would be a close call between Top Gun and Days Of Thunder.  No I am not into Scientology, but I did wanna be Tom Cruise in the 80s, but chat of a Top Gun 2 makes me cringe.

The one song that guarantees happiness...

...changes daily for me.  On this sunny Wednesday morning though, it would be something like PM Dawn - Set Adrift, or Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - What I Am.

My parents were...

...legends for dragging me back kicking and screaming from Bahrain when I was 16 to move back to the UK to go to school.  All my mates stayed there, and loads of them are still there, whereas I came back to what I can only call ‘the real world.’  I hated them at the time, but soon discovered why they had brought me home!!!

My secret crush...

...Blue Slush Puppies and Malteser Krushem’s in that order.  It is that kind of crush you meant wasn’t it???

Swedish House Mafia...

...should be ashamed of themselves for playing pre-recorded sets at gigs, and dancing in the DJ booths like weapons for $125,000 a pop!!!  Even commercial pop stars that can’t sing don’t do this to their fans at concerts, auto tune is a wonderful thing though...  I have been told by people at SHM’s label that this is definitely true, so shame on you all!!!  Get Traktor and use sync if you have to, at least you can slightly be in control of what is going on around you!!!

My real life villains...

...cannot be talked about here, but let’s just say for now it's me, myself and I!!!  To be completely honest though, it all depends really on what uniform I am wearing at the time.  Sometimes it’s the dog that just shit in the park, sometimes it’s Ronald McDonald, most of all its monotonous floppy basslines, and sometimes it’s just life itself, but not all that much...