Bio

 

What better end to a glorious night (or morning if your going to be pedantic) than Shitmat – you know what you’re getting with this lad, but it’s worth every penny. At 5:00 in the morning after having no illegal substances and only one beer, I can still find it in myself to dance to my hearts content at a ‘Boom Shake the Room’ mash up. Thank you, Shitmat – you have shown me the wise way to be once again. Charlie Potter, www.rockfeedback.com

The Shitmat sound is a roller coaster ride of splintered jungle, rave, old school, gabber and attention deficit disorder plunderphonic mashups . No genre is sacred no sample is safe.
Over the last 8 years Shitmat has released 8 EPs and 6 studio albums shared between Planet Mu and Wrong Music. His 2nd album ‘Full English Breakfast’ captured the imagination and mood of the then emerging breakcore/mashup scene, mixing up  jungle blast beats, gabber influences and Ragga Vocals. Championed by the late great John Peel  Shitmat went on to record three BBC radio one sessions for rob da bank and Huw Stephans.

His 2009 Planet Mu release ‘One Foot in the Rave’ paid homage to the old school.  He approached this album by analyzing his favourite rave tracks, noting and using the best styles and techniques.  The result is a killer concoction of all the best bits of rave and jungle.

Trying to break the Guinness world record for longest album ever made he released ‘‘FULL OF SHIT!’  the most ridiculous, honest and intense album he’d made. With 99 tracks running in at nearly 5 hours long.

Along with DJ Scotch Egg, Ebola and others, Shitmat forms the Wrong Music Crew who produce many musical and audiovisual projects such as the Countryside Alliance and ….  From 2005 till 2011 they ran the anarchic record label / promotion group WRONG MUSIC  releasing and promoting a vast selection of music spanning over 20 releases and more than 50 parties and shows.

In 2012 he started work on a epic project called ‘Mash Hits’ where he has been reworking and
re-imagining every uk number one single since the charts began. Using
solely the 1200+ songs with no other samples allowed he has created a
huge portfolio of plunderphonic works, varying dramatically from the the
absurd to the sublime, from hilarious to profound, recycling the
songs that defined the generations with infinite imagination.

A 7th album is penciled in for 2013

Labels (Released on):
Planet Mu
Deathsucker
Wrong Music
Ad-Noiseam

Labels (Owner) :
Crouching demon, Hidden Message
Wrong Music (now defunct)

Projects / Aliases :
Misty Conditions
Countryside Alliance Crew
Crepitus
Kyler
Slash’s wormhole
Urban Myth

Live:

Artists played with (Selection):
Atari Teenage Riot, Aphex twin, Godspeed you Black Emperor, Hixxy, Merzbow, Scorn, Nine inch Nails, Ed Tudor Pole, The Bug, Autechre, Otto Von, Shirach, Underworld, Bong-ra, Acid Mother Temple, Tech Itch, Shy FX, 2 bad mice, Luke Vibert, Squarepusher

Festivals (Selection):
Glastonbury (UK), Fusion (Germany), Bang Face Weekender (UK), Dour (Belgium), Glade (UK), Reading (UK), All tommorows parties (UK) Norberg (SD),

Tours :
2003 – Japneese Wrong music tour w/ DJ Scotch Egg
2005 – European Tour w/ Enduser + Bong-ra
2006 – UK Wrong music tour w/ Ebola + Ladyscraper
2008 – UK tour w/ DJ Scotch Egg
2009 – European Tour w/ Otto von Shiarch

Links:

website: http://www.shitmat.co.uk/
soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/shitmat
wrong music: http://www.wrongmusic.co.uk
planet-mu: http://www.planet-mu.com
mixecloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/shitmat/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/henryshitmat
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Shitmat/133422956678578
soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/shitmat

Interviews :
http://www.themusicfix.co.uk/content/feature/7664/john-peel-5-years-on-shitmat-interview.html

January 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm Leave a comment


Upcoming shows

No shows booked at the moment.