That’s it-mat ..

December 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm 11 comments

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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

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Mash Hits is complete!

11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jori  |  December 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    shiiiimMAmatmmamtmtmt i loved u soo much im gonna miss youuu

    thanks for scrambling me brain and torturing me ears it was a pleasure <333333333333

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  • 2. Lottie  |  December 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Wizbit you’ve changed, onwards and upwards Xxx

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  • 3. Vongphila  |  December 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    i ‘ll miss you, lots of your subliminal atomic show will be stay in my mind. Time to turn the page and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 4. chious  |  December 22, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Thank you uncle shitmat!! you’ve made us happier people

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  • 5. Lehrb  |  December 22, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Thanks for all the great music and shows. Your discography has always been a favorite part of my musical collection, especially the Full English Breakfest series.

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  • 6. Paweł  |  December 22, 2012 at 11:35 am

    good luck and don’t forget about amen break !

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  • 7. cold hands  |  December 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    It says the love love release is free above but they asked me for a fiver :(

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  • 8. thiddy  |  December 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    It says the love love release is free above but they asked me for a fiver :(

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  • 9. Fletch  |  December 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks Shitters for all the good times and sweaty mash pits. My friend Dave still hates you.

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  • 10. bomb23  |  December 25, 2012 at 6:01 am

    thank you and Amen Brother!

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  • 11. Rhino Bumcrack  |  December 26, 2012 at 4:01 am

    That was one of the best, honest and emotional farewell’s i have ever read. A lot of us followed your music from early on and have witnessed live many times with many fun tales to be had. There’s a time and a place for everything and we all know you are creating more serious music behind closed doors and i’m probably not alone in looking forward to hearing it.

    Amen abuse and low brow humour aside you’ve always been a talented innovative bastard even when churning that stuff out. More ideas in 1 song than some put out in a career.

    Henry, do your thing…

    We look forward to wherever you take us.

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