How I Got Here: Matthias Meyer

Now, distinctly one of electronic music’s most exciting stars, Matthias Meyer has experienced an unprecedented run of success over the last 12+ months.

With a distinctive sound signature and an ability to flawlessly express it through studio work and DJ sets, Matthias has left inspired impressions on dancefloors around the globe. Since 2012, he has held regular posts at Berlin’s Watergate, where his sets have become the stuff of legend, and in the last year and change has released several essential productions including his chart-topping collaboration with Ryan Davis, ‘Hope’ and an acclaimed rework of Butch’s ‘Shahrzad’, adding to a discography that also includes ‘Reichenbach’, ‘Tout Va Bien’, and ‘November Rain’. In 2018, Matthias studio success continued with his collaboration with Amine K, ‘Tiniri’ on Sol Selectas and his most recent collaboration with Ryan Davis, ‘Love Letters From Sicily’ is currently tearing up the charts (alongside the package’s b-side, which features a remix of ‘Hope’ by none other than John Digweed and Nick Muir).

Currently on a well-received tour of North America, which included stops in San Francisco, Washington DC, New York City, Miami, and a line-around-the-block appearance at Montreal’s Stereo Bar, Matthias Meyer’s immersive and emotional sets will next be felt at ADE where he joins the Do Not Sit on the Furniture crew before heading back to SBCLTR Los Angeles and further dates in Munich (3 Nov), Dubai (10 Nov), Sofia (17 Nov), and Berlin (23 Nov).

With a profile very much on the ascent, we wanted to take a peak at where it all started for Matthias Meyer. From humble beginnings in North Germany through his formative time in the small town of Lüneburg, to his years as a vital cog in Hamburg’s thriving electronic music scene, we take an intimate look at the origins of his career, speaking with some of the people who know him best.