Born in Motorcity, RÃ¼sselsheim Germany, Frankfurt based DJ Matthias Vogt is a musical all rounder. He acts as a DJ as well as a jazz pianist, arranger, songwriter and producer. He is a professional jazz piano player, used to work as a music journalist and run his own label. He started deejaying in 1989 and has played nearly all the clubs in the Rhein-Main area since then i.e. Robert Johnson, Monza, King Kamehameha, 50 Grad, Das Rind or Safahi Lounge. He has a monthly residency at Sven VÃ¤th’s exclusive Cocoon Club. His international engagements took him as far as Japan.
Together with Hanau based producer and DJ Christian âC-Rockâ Rindermann he works on his electronic project Motorcitysoul. After the debut album âDid You Expect thatâ released on INFRACom! in 2004, Motorcitysoul has been busy doing remixes for Blaze, Phonique, Dublex Inc, [re:jazz], Alex Gunia and Abdullah Ibrahim. Calling themselves âKids In The Streetsâ, they recorded the track âKeep On Turningâ together with chicago house legend Chez Damier. This track was released on C-Rock’s label Stir 15. The track entered the Groove Magazine charts, was signed by Ricardo Villalobos for his âBlue & Greenâ compilation and Ame`s Dessous Mix CD and was on the playlists of renowned DJs like John Marsh (The Beloved), Ben Watt (Everything but the Girl) and Laurent Garnier.
Last but not least Matthias Vogt is the leader of the accomplished band [re:jazz], who released two albums with INFRACom!. Matthias Vogt transforms originally electronic tracks into acoustic jazz versions, working with renowned musicians like Till BrÃ¶nner, Eric Truffaz, Nils Petter Molvaer, Joy Denalane, Jhelisa Anderson, Ultra NatÃ©, just to name a few. Both [re:jazz] albums were ciritcally highly acclaimed, as shown by articles in die Zeit or Focus; the recent [re:jazz] album âPoint of Viewâ was presented on the TV station 3Sat as album of the week and climbed up to position 11 in the Deutsche Jazz Charts. 2006 he did his first Matthias Vogt Trio Album (Changing Colours, Infracom).
DJ Matthias Vogt spins deep house, from soulful via jazzy to kickin minimal.