Since 2008, Mattia Marotta, a self taught 20 years old music lover, has been very busy delivering a remarkable amount of productions and remixes for many top artists and labels.
He’s helped changing and evolving the trends in House Music, Minimal and Tech House, writing and engineering top selling tunes for his own Frequenza and Frequenza Limited, Definitive Recordings, 1605, Ultra Music, Armada, Universal and – just recently – Atlantic Records.
Discovered by iconic figures such as Umek, John Acquaviva, Fergie and Spektre to name just a few, he delivered the now classic “Good Music” tune, with Dan Diamond and John Acquaviva, which – being on Beatport’s Top 5 for 4 months – became a Techno top seller of 2011 and got nominated as Beatport’s Techno track of the year.
In 2013 he keeps on delivering massive club hits like Unreal and Peeps on Definitive Recordings – which got an incredible support from Mark Knight, Mr. White (Sensation) and many others – and another collaboration with John Acquaviva titled Rockdafunkybeatz, and featuring remixes by Olivier Giacomotto and Simon Doty, as well as releasing his debut LP “Decay” on his own label Frequenza.
One of Nihil Young’s most undiscovered tracks of 2013, titled “Til’ Death Do Us Party”, gets selected by Stacey Pullen for his Renaissance Master Series.
Best known as Nihil Young, Mattia secretly creates his side project Less Hate in late 2012, debuting together with Valentina Black, on George Morel’s Groove On Records and Get Physical Music Group’s Kindisch, as well as the classic New York’s King Street Sounds label, delivering just a good handful of tunes which immediately got support from the likes of Sasha, M.A.N.D.Y., Hot Since 82, NTFO, Kolombo, Animal Trainer and many others.
His tune Soul Doubt on Kindisch (Get Physical) – also selected by Hot Since 82 on his BBC Radio One Essential Mix – is seen by many as one of the best tracks of 2013.
Meanwhile he releases on King Street Sounds, remixing the classing jOHNNYDANGEROUs’ Beat That Bitch tune and delivering a few original soulful, nu disco and deep house tunes such as Heal Me, with Valentina Black, I Feel Your Heat – inc. James Silk Remix – and All Night Long, before getting back to Kindisch with his follow-up Yesterday, including 3 different, melodic tracks which really grabbed the attention of many, including Sasha.
He goes on delivering top notch remixes to legendary artists like Robbie Rivera, Etienne De Crecy (on Ultra Music) and Moonbootica.
In 2015 Less Hate releases his debut album “Memento” on King Street Sounds, the album features collaborations and remixes by Dantiez and Damarii Saunderson, Valentina Black, Da Lukas, Inner Rebels, James Silk, Samuel Dan and many others.
Meanwhile his side-project 7th Star (with Valentina Black) develops a music concept of its own, releasing on labels like Toolroom, Tulipa Recordings, Gem Records and delivering hot remixes like Kevin Saunderson and Inner City – Bad Girl (on KMS Records).
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Less Hate links:
• Less Hate – Soul Doubt EP (KINDISCH / GET PHYSICAL)
• Less Hate – Memento LP – 2015
• Kevin Saunderson feat Inner City – Bad Girl (7th Star Remix)
• Etienne De Crecy – You ft. Madeline Follin – Less Hate Remix (ULTRA MUSIC)
• 7th Star – Beyond (TOOLROOM RECORDS)
• Less Hate, Jerome Robins – Empty (ft. Hllywd) – Less Hate’s Single Edit
• Kevin & Dantiez Saunderson – Womp It (DaMarii Saunderson & Nihil Young Remix)
• Gary Caos ft. Kaysee – Waiting – Valentina Black & Less Hate Remix – Juicy Music
• Moonbootica – Superdrive – Less Hate Remix
• Less Hate – Let It Burn (Warung)
• Less Hate, Valentina Black – Healing EP (King Street)
• Less Hate, Valentina Black – Forever EP (Groove On)
• John Acquaviva, Nihil Young, Dan Diamond – Good Music
• John Acquaviva, Nihil Young – Rockdafunkybeatz – inc. Olivier Giacomotto / Simon Doty Remixes
• Nihil Young – Drugs & Music EP
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My name is Mattia Marotta,
I’m a producer, sound engineer, mixing engineer, remixer, mixer, dj / turntablist, traktor expert, arranger, editor, sound designer, label manager, artist promoter, songwriter.
I started djing when i was 13, specializing in turntablism and scratch music (vinyl, cdj, and digital technologies like Traktor by Native Instruments and Serato by Rane) I played around the world as a dj / live artist. Some of the best locations I headlined at, as an artist include London’s Egg Club, Sheffield’s DLS, Mexico City’s Soul Tech Festival, Berlin’s Weekend Club, Berlin’s Chalet Club, Rome’s Qube club and many more.
I created an independent group of Electronic Dance Music and Jazz digital and physical (vinyl) record labels in 2008, over the past seven years I’ve been working on developing the labels and related key artists, achieving very interesting results.
Labels include Casa Rossa (which received several nominations on Beatport.com as label / track of the year and was among the top 5 best selling independent House Music labels of 2014).
I’m known by other djs and producers for creating a style of House Music / Electro Swing – which was later imitated by several other artists (like Parov Stelar) – and Techno / Tech House / Minimal Techno.
This allowed me to work with and for artists like: Ray Charles, Double Exposure, Pitbull, Chuckie, Dj Dan, Robbie Rivera, John Acquaviva, Kevin Saunderson, Etienne De Crecy, Umek, In-Grid, Rico Bernasconi, and many others.
My own music and projects were released and are currently being released on Indie and Major labels like: Sony Music, Universal, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros, Ultra Music, Ministry Of Sound, Time Records, Ego (Italy), Toolroom Records, Azuli Records, Definitive Recordings, Get Physical Music, Sensation White, Tiger Records, HEd Kandi, Guesthouse Music, Energy Prod., Sound Division, OneLove (AUS), Poesie Musik and many others.
One of my productions [Gary Caos - Let’s Play (Na Na Na)] – was featured on Real Madrid Legends compilation (ZOVA).
My Techno track “Good Music” with John Acquaviva, was on Beatport’s Techno chart for several months in 2012, being later awarded as one of the tracks of the year.
A few titles from my selected discography as a producer, composer, engineer, mixing and mastering engineer:
Gary Caos, Pitbull ft. SnowThaProduct – FCK [Atlantic Records - WMG]
Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack (Gary Caos Remix) – [Time Records]
Gary Caos, Rico Bernasconi featuring In-Grid – La Trompette [Universal France]
Etienne De Crecy ft. Madeline Follin – You (Less Hate Remix) [Ultra Music]
Nihil Young, John Acquaviva – Rockdafunkybeatz (inc. Olivier Giacomotto Remix) [Definitive Recordings]
Nihil Young – Unreal [Definitive Recordings / Sensation White]
7th Star – Beyond The Fall EP [Gem Records / Toolroom Records]
Less Hate – Soul Doubt EP [Kindisch / Get Physical Music]
Kevin Saunderson ft. Inner City – Bad Girls (7th Star Remix) [KMS Records]
Nihil Young – Doomed – including Gary Beck Remix [Frequenza]
Productions, Arrangements, mastering, uncredited works for:
Labels: Atlantic Records, Universal Music, Sony Music,
Artists: Pitbull, Snowthaproduct, Robbie Rivera, John Acquaviva