We caught up with Matt Lange to talk about how he got into producing music.Watch Video
L.A.-based producer/composer/DJ Matt Lange delivers a darkly melodic breed of electronic music rooted in raw energy and emotion. Hand-selected by deadmau5 as one of the latest signings to his label mau5trap, the lifelong musician now makes his full-length debut with the groove-heavy, intricately textured Ephemera. As his first album release for mau5trap, Ephemera’s title reflects the restless innovation inherent in Lange’s musicianship. “The album’s really a snapshot of where I am right now as an artist,” Lange explains. “It’s this turning point where I have one foot in the world of dance music, and the other foot in a whole different direction.”
Growing up in Manhattan, Lange started playing piano at age four and sung in a boy’s choir from ages six to thirteen, then picked up the guitar and quickly joined a hardcore/metal band. “I got into the production side of things when I was fifteen, mostly because I wanted to make my own demos for the band, and that completely changed my relationship with music,” says Lange. Shortly thereafter, Matt went on to earn in a degree in music production at Boston's Berklee College of Music.