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DJ Robert Rhythm, a.k.a. Robert Mattson, based in Chicago, remembers his love for music at the young age of 10. He took his first drum lessons then and looks to that moment as the starting point when music took over his world.
Throughout school he perfected the art of playing drums. He played to all kinds of grooves, and listened to songs over and over until each song was perfected. By the age of 15, he expanded his horizons and traded his drum set for a PA system and mixer. He later bought a drum machine and started recording his own beats.
By the age of 19, he was in and out of the recording studio. He sent in a few tapes to record companies and talent agencies, with minimal success. By 24, he was working full-time and had to put his musical career on hold.
Soon, a dramatic change altered his course when he met his wife, a younger marketing professional from the Philippines. After his wife took a job in a popular mega-club in Chicago’s Excalibur/Vision, he started getting serious with his music. He would frequent the club each weekend to make contacts, and enjoy dancing and listening to mingling with many world-class DJ’s. He made it a point to learn the club scene and get to know the people quickly. His efforts took him to new heights and awoke the passion that was locked inside of him for years. He made it a point to study the art of producing and mixing.
Almost daily he scours through his list of music websites to look for new sounds concentrated in Progressive House, Trance, and French Clubhouse. Finding the best music out there is a passion for him and is also the driving force that gives him the ability to create different mixes of his own.
He joined with record label/promoter Spankin’ Muzik in 2005 and eventually moved on in 2006 to start his own company, Full Fever Productions.
He has opened up for world-class DJ’s such as DJ Dan, Carl Cox, DJ Lego, Marco Morales, and DJ Lady D just to name a few. He also has been a promoter in the past and was the first to bring in the highly talented female sensation, DJ Heavygrinder from California. Not only has he graced the decks in his hometown of Chicago, he has done other gigs in San Francisco (with DJ Agent A), Los Angeles, St. Louis, West Palm Beach and has even played overseas in the Philippines.
In 2010, he has already begun working with other record labels and plans to have new original work released soon. With his undying energy and passion for the love of music, he is one to watch out for.