DJ Matt Weston (Recluse) is a producer, musician, and lead for electronic rock band, The U Project . Previously collaborated with DJ Addam Bombb (Wicked Party, Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball), DJ Owen Tate (The Space, Webster Hall, NYC) , DJ Ian Fford (Splash, XL, Albion/Bat Cave, NYC), DJ Chris Ewen (Manray, Heroes, Boston) Jeff Franklin (Live Nation) and others. Recluse enjoys a large variety of music from world fusion, indie, electro, house, dubstep, dark alternative, electro swing, tribal, 80’s, new wave, rock, and much more. Skipping the laptop and as a career DJ, Recluse specializes in reading crowds and adapting to any culture and format. Residencies have included the fetish night Full Spectrum – Partner’s Cafe (New Haven, CT), Wildfire Retreat, Zion @ Tisane (Hartford, CT), Flash Back @ York Street (New Haven, CT), Xperience, and the producer of Rapture & The Salem Vampires’ Masquerade Ball. Among his travels, Recluse has spun at An Tua Nua (Boston, MA), Underbar (Boston,MA), T.T. & The Bears (Boston, MA), Toad’s Place (New Haven, CT), Afterlife (New Haven, CT), COSM (Wrappingers Falls, NY), Club Heaven & Hell (Washington, DC), The Crest Historical Theater (Sacramento, CA), Boston First Night, Burning Man, and many other venues. Beyond dance events, Recluse has spun a variety of corporate gigs for companies and universities including H&M, GAP, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Harvard University, Mount Holyoke College, and others. Recluse has also been featured in the international dark alternative magazine, Carpe Nocturne, The Examiner, AudioFuzz, The Daily Offbeat, KpopStarz and other publications.
What DJ Matt Weston DOES:
• DJ / Musician with an extensive background in music theory, audio engineering and open format DJ’ing and hundreds of previous clients spread throughout the United States
• A DJ for audiophiles, musicians, and high end clients that expect a continuous flow of music to set an atmosphere, build a progressive auditory journey, and an experience that is subliminal, euphoric, and inspiring.
• Mixes and mashes on the fly while beat matching by ear a wide spectrum of music genres from past to present, from coast to coast, from country to country.
• DJ that skips the laptop and uses CDJ players in order to focus as much time on the music as interpreting the body language, cultures, ages, races, sexual orientation, gender orientation and more of diverse crowds and connects them together in unity through music
• Prepares secondary and back up equipment for ALL clients (as technology can fail) so the event runs seamlessly no matter what happens and in unpredictable conditions
• Requires clients to fill out an information sheet regarding staging, venue, safety, cultures, audience type, etc. and prepares each staging area to look and feel professional and world class
What DJ Matt Weston DOES NOT do:
• Karaoke and laptop DJ’ing
• Use premade set lists
• “syncing” button DJ
• DJ that uses ONLY the present Top 40 Tracks of a certain country or genre
• DJ that sinks his head in front of a laptop
• DJ that screams into a microphone all night
• Panic under technical or venue malfunctions
• Have no communication or preproduction with the client before hand and on site, let cables and the staging area look like a disaster and create a safety hazard
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Harvard University – Divinity School’s 200th Anniversary Party
“Matt Weston, DJ Recluse, was one of the most professional, responsible, and original DJs that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I heard him spin at a masquerade ball, and I knew we had to have him for Harvard Divinity School’s 200th anniversary party. Our audience was extremely diverse in terms of ages and tastes, and Matt was totally in his element curating an evening of music that got everyone dancing and having a blast. Matt made sure that everything was in place, from the technical aspects of the evening to the creative vision for several hours of entertainment. He also rolled with all of our last minute requests. I would recommend Matt for any event and loved his fresh take on classic tunes, which he merged seamlessly into top-40 dance music, and then back into a crowd-pleasing oldies. Thanks for taking all the worry out of our musical needs, Matt!”
– Ainsley Tucker, Bicentennial Coordinator, Harvard University Divinity, Cambridge, MA.