dot.|maTic is the best-known pseudonym of D.J. & music producer Jelani Carter. The only child born to Philly Soul producer Phil Hurtt and jazz/gospel soloist Ann Swain Clark, Matic was introduced to the music business world at a young age. "My earliest memory is probably when I was like.. 5 years old.." he recalls. "My parents were working on a project at Sigma Sound & I remember my dad making the engineer real mad by letting me run the tape machine. It was funny, cuz I kept messin’ up this punch they were trying to do, but they stuck wit me til’ I got it right." Matic's mother also kept him involved as well. She was the primary soloist & choir director for the Duke Ellington Orchestra's Sacred Concert series, and would take him on the road whenever she got the chance.
Seeing different cultures & being exposed to various types of music would have a profound influence on Matic's creativity, but it wasn’t until his high school & college years that he started building a real relationship with music.
In 2008, Matic was featured on the heralded "Beats & Rhymes" producer showcase alongside some of Philly's best & brightest talent in hip-hop. 2009 will unveil the release of the second dot.|maTic instrumental album "citY". An EP, tentatively titled "The citY Suite" will be released on 7" vinyl as well as the album "citY" released digitally via Record Breakin' Music. Expect BIG THINGS from this hidden gem.
released April 20, 2009
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