That’s it-mat ..

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Dear All,

After 10 years I have decided to Kill off my ‘Shitmat’ moniker to work under a new name or ten.

It’s basically time for me to move on, progress, evolve and let the other music I make take the front seat. I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with humour and heavy music but for me, I’d like to launch and explore some of my other projects and ideas.

Over the years I have made well over 1000 shitmat tracks, thoroughly enjoyed mashing the place up and getting away with copyright murder. I’ve made some great friends, had some amazing travels and a right fucking blast. It’s been awesome!

Wanted to say a big thank you to all the people who came to my shows, shown me love, booked me, bought my records/downloaded my music for free (cheeky but I do the same), supported me and wrong music and record label’s like planet mu, death$ucker and aural addiction who had enough belief in my music to release it in the first place. And hopefully I pissed off a lot of people to, that was the initial plan!

Mash Hits was my final release (Although officially it was made by Michael Presley) and this will be released in a limited edition boxset next year.

As I put an end to Shitmat and temporarily become Tafkas (The artist formerly known as Shitmat) I thought it was the right to open the proverbial animal cage and let some of my other works free for a singular release on the upcoming electronic music record label Love Love Records

Tafkas – Hidden Tracks

Tafkas - Hidden Tracks (2003-2012)


This is a assortment of music I have made over the last 9 years. The music you hear was made in many different locations and in many different states and states of mind. It was never meant to be collected and released in this way. In fact most of it was never meant for release at all. Just music I made for myself, I did have 100’s of other unreleased nondescript tracks but lost most of them when my seasgate 1tb hard drive passed away.

Unlike the sample based music I am known for, on these works I use other sound sources to build from. It features double bass, live drums, guitar, synthesisers, voice, hardware, lots of different NI Reaktor ensembles and field recordings amongst other things. Some pieces are melodic, others percussive, some down to earth and some out in space. This is many miles away from what you may know me for. There is no pre conceived sound or style on this album; it is truly between a cauliflower and a hard place

News on some of my new alais’s will filter through online over the coming month’s and I am stil available for dj bookings playing jungle, old school, ghetto tech, juke and disco as STEPTOE

Thanks!!! please comment bellow!! It’s been emashional!!!

All the best,

Henry Collins

December 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm 11 comments

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