Radio Slave’s Matt Edwards is the central figure of the current British progressive house revival. An influential figure in dance circuits, in the last five years Edwards has ascended to the pinnacles of house music through a cavalry of aliases that include Radio Slave, REKID, Sea Devils (with Tom from Cagedbaby) and the Quiet Village Project (with Joel Martin).
Radio Slave has an uncanny ear for bringing together all the major eras of house and techno – from Chicago jack-house to Detroit analog techno, from British progressive house to more minimal German strains – and blending them together into music that sounds altogether new yet inspiringly familiar. Edwards has also cultivated a talented roster of like-minded producers at his Rekids label, which has become an indicator of high quality for dance music enthusiasts the world round through singles by Luke Solomon (one-half of The Freaks), Toby Tobias, Mr G and Spencer Parker.
Fired by the first wave of acid house, Matt gained his musical spurs by partying to dance music that was just that: music you danced to, irrespective of tribal factions. This was the primary reason he acknowledged when he took to the decks, first at London’s legendary Milk Bar in 1992, then onto the, then, recently opened Ministry Of Sound and then to parties across the country, most notably in Wales and in Brighton, his home since 1998.
In 2001 he hooked up with Serge Santiago and formed Radio Slave. The duo fast became sought after re-touchers, responsible for re-editing Kylie Minogue, Elton John, Paul McCartney, White Stripes and Justin Timberlake, amongst others. Santiago, after over 15 edits under the Radio Slave moniker, split in 2005, started his coloured edit series and formed label Arcobaleno to house his own productions.
Matt Edwards continue working under successful Radio Slave alias and take his own label Rekids to another level. He released such successful tracks as “My Bleep”, “Bell Clap Dance”, “Secret Base”, “Screaming Hands” and mix compilations “Creature Of The Night”, “Radio Disco” and “Misch Masch”. Of course, he continued to make a lot of remixes on such artists as Agoria, Booka Shade, Peace Division, Chelonis R Jones, Style Of Eye, Moby, Pet Shop Boys, X Press 2, The Knife, Tiefschwarz, Armand Van Helden, Slam, Deetron and Trentemoller.
In 2008 Radio Slave released very successful track “Grindhouse” (especially in Dubfire “Terror Planet” version), and such vinyls as “Eyes Wide Open & Incognito”, “Sex Trax EP”, “Tantakatan” and 4th and 5th parts of “No Sleep” EP series. Latest remixes from Radio Slave include reworks of Sasha, Unkle, Ralph Falcon, Minilogue and Danny Tengalia. In 2009 Radio Slave remixed tracks from Mr G “Makes No Sense” and Danny Fiddo & Affkt “Points”.
Mp3: Radio Slave – Na Na Na (Mediafire)
Single: Radio Slave – Sex Trax EP (via 0daymusic.org)
Single: Radio Slave – No Sleep (Pt 4) (via 0daymusic.org)
Single: Radio Slave – Bell Clap Dance (Remixes) (via 0daymusic.org)
Single: Radio Slave – Eyes Wide Open (via 0daymusic.org)
Single: Radio Slave – Grindhouse (Remixes) (via 0daymusic.org)