Matayo is the moniker of New Jersey beatmaker Matt Collura.
The music of Matayo is crafted through contradiction. This 21-year-old talent thrives off of chopping dusty old records and tapes, but with his extensive background in audio engineering, he sculpts the dirtiest loop into a clean groove - "golden age" hip-hop production techniques, but with an end product much more crisp and hypnotic. Matayo has been involved with Alloy-X since the label’s inception, collaborating with Hokes, Urbindex and Ghost Noises amongst others; but is now ready as an artist to, in his own words, "get this loop money".
In his debut release on Alloy-X, "f r e e . s o u l ( vol. 1 )", the Jersey beatsmith serves up a dozen sparkling instrumental tracks woven together with skits & quotes. It's a swift, cohesive dive into a world of funk, soul and R&B samples as meditative as it is ecstatic.