DJ since 1988. This year Matthias Menck started spinning at some clubs
in HAMBURG City, like THE SECRET GARDEN (highclass summer open
and the legendary KONTOR CLUB 1&2 (residency more
then 3 years).
Bookings all over Germany followed as well as his first own
productions. Produced on an Atari in a small Studio, built up at a friends
kitchen in the early 90`s. Requests came up to mix 12 CD Compilations
for EDEL-, UNIVERSAL and KONTOR RECORDS (f.e. PROGRESSIVE
ATTACK, KONTOR-TOP OF THE CLUBS, COOL HOUSE). 1992 Matthias
decided to found the company MENTAL MADNESS PRODUCTIONS.
The first step to the great breakthrough. To get more technical skills he
made the Master Degree of AUDIO ENGENEERING in 1995 at SAE
Hamburg. And went on with his first vocal house project SMC UNITY
and several remixes (f.e. KOOL AND THE GANG) and got the first
success with the own production BOYZ R US. Later on Dennis B.
joined his Company Mental Madness Productions.
With the production of THEME OF PROGRESSIVE ATTACK in 1996 he founded his most
successful project: BROOKLYN BOUNCE. The single went straight for
GOLD in Germany. The second single GET READY TO BOUNCE was
close to become a second GOLD RECORD and has reached the U.S.
BILLBOARD CHARTS. Brooklyn Bounce were popular all over the
world and reached another GOLD and PLATINUM status in several
countries. After 9 singles and two albums, a change in the record
company came up: from EDEL RECORDS to SONY MUSIC. The
first new single for Sony in 2001: BASS BEATS AND MELODY
was the biggest BB success national and international and brought
another GOLD Status.
Since 1996 Matthias plays DJ SETS at the
top venues of almost every country in Europe (e.g.Austria,
Switzerland, France, Spain, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland,
Slowenia, Hungary) Australia, USA and Russia. After the two
smahes he moved out of the studio kitchen and built up a superb
studio complex with 3 recording studio with his partner. The main
control room was featured by the legendary AMEK MOZART
CONSOLE (56 NEVE CHANNELS) from C&C MUSIC FACTORY
NYC. In between of producing Brooklyn Bounce, remixing and
DJing he also built up a record label called MENTAL MADNESS
RECORDS. The label was growing quite fast. Together with Sony
Music, Brooklyn Bounce released 5 singles, one album, best-of
album and a compilation. And in 2003, another further change
from Sony to UNIVERSAL MUSIC appeared.
In 2004, after musical and business differences, Matthias decided
to leave his company MENTAL MADNESS and his bizz-partner
Bohn. He made up his mind to start a new area and built up
something fresh without any compromises. „Reduced to the max
“. He was ready to do just what he likes: CLUB MUSIC and DJing
(House and Electro) without any commercial pressure. While
building up a new studio again, he was doing own productions,
studio works and remixes (e.g. CRYSTAL WATERS, ANTOINE
CLAMARAN, D.O.N.S., JENS LISSAT, MR. MIKE, YVES LAROCK,
TERRI B, GADJO...). Besides dj-ing and producing Matthias offers
a wide range of STUDIOWORKS like ENGINEERING, MIXING and
MASTERING too. With a new partner Menck is currently starting up
the labels GROOVEJET & GET NAKED. In cooperation with John
Morley, his second Australia tour came up in 2007with gigs at
Housexy/Melbourne, Discovery/Darwin, Adelaide and Port Lincoln.
The next AUSTRALIA TOUR is scheduled for Feb. 2008
Closer to his home he is Resident at Halo & SM Bar Hamburg as
well as @ Manhattan Club/Poland. Together with his friend and
dj collegue KURTIS GROOVE and LARRIS DA DRAMA Matthias
is resposible for a new chapter of Dance Radio. Their Radio
Station WWW.BASH.FM delivers a unique club sound from
international high class artists as well as the finest mixshows
created by themselves.