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From South Beach Miami, Ibiza, Jamaica, and the UK, Matt von Holtz (aka Insanity) has launched his sets of pure energy on the unsuspecting ears of the electronic partygoer for the past 15 years. Matt recognises just what the crowd desire as he mesmerises them with his unique style of play.
Over the years he has played sets of heavy pounding hard trance, to the groove of funky house. Currently he has returned to his roots of prog house, with an influence of now neo trance and deep minimal. This is one dj that knows how to keep the crowd moving.
Matt von Holtz started in 1992 where he ventured from house parties to clubs. It was not until he moved into the electronic scene where he got his first break. Playing with the likes of dj’s such as South Beach’s very own David Padilla and Edgar V. Matt has also opened for acts such as NYC’s Johnny Vicious and Eddy Biaz. He was heavily influenced by the energy they brought.
In 1998 a very good friend, Eddy, introduced Matt to the owner of one of South Beach?s Premier nightclubs ?the G-Spot?. It was here that he was given an opportunity to impress and land his first South Beach residency. Not letting the South Beach notoriety go to his head, He kept his residencies at three Ft Lauderdale clubs to cater to his local fan base. However Destiny was calling, and an appetite to play to some of the best clubbers lingered. So, it was off to London.
Upon his return to the UK, he embarked on a quest that would no doubt take him time and complete commitment. Starting over was the hardest part for Matt, as he had to build new relations with the promoters and club owners. Playing warm-up sets for other acts until he could build his credibility in the scene. Since his arrival, Matt has graced the decks of some of London’s Legendary nightclubs and promotions for: The Cross, Koko(formerly Camden Palace) Scala, Heaven, Turnmills, Mass, Fridge, HeatUK, PUSH, Together, Passion, Lock’n’Load, Space 24, Insekt, and Ibizan Heat. In January of 2007, Matt started one of London’s hottest and most sensual new promotions, High Heels. Since then, the promotion has gained notorioty by racking up gigs at some of London’s most respected and attended venues, Koko, The Cross, Heaven, and Turnmills.