“I really started producing music 4 years ago. So, my influences (were) young. The first (person) who gave me the motivation to start music is KSHMR. I love his style, and the stories in his songs. I love him because he always tries to surprise (people) with a new style, a new story, (or) new instruments… I wanted to do that too! Today, I’ve got some other influences; I love San Holo, and Illenium. He has a sort of power with his songs, he transmits a lot of emotions. (As if you) are travelling with each of his song and I want to create the same feeling now.” 25 year old French producer Matt Rysen has quite an unique talent, where all his influences seem to fit into all his songs/remixes he makes.
Hid remixes are also amazing, like “Hunter” (Galantis Remix) and “Tides” (Veronika Jokel Remix) which brings a whole new sound to the original versions and more excitement to them. “All of them were done because I felt something. For example, my last song is a remix of the Veronika Jokel’s song “Tides”, and I loved her (vocals)! I felt a soft emotion, something like shyness, and I wanted to work on it and put her vocal in front of the scene with a lot of power!” My favorite song of Matt’s amazing collection would have to be “Get Wild”, because it has this awesome hype to it that excites the senses and makes you feel more alive then another song made by him….. And that’s hard to do. Matt’s favorite song is “‘Phoenix’, because (the) song was made in a difficult period of my life, and the title “Phoenix” (resembles) me when (I) made it.”
In 5 years, Rysen doesn’t really know where he’ll be, but he hopes he will have a “biiiiig YouTube Channel! Like Trap Nation or NCS maybe?” He is currently working hard to reach a big fan base successfully. “It’s just a dream for now, (but) we have to believe in our (dreams while) keeping our feet on the ground too.” Right now, his music is “just a hobby” and he’s trying to “tell (his) stories through (his music)” to all that will listen. He is planning on releasing new tracks (as of 9/22/17), “in a few days I hope! We are on something very big with Roxana, and I think a lot of people will like it. We just released ‘These Scares’ with Million Prods and Roxana on Frequency, I hope another big channel for this release!”