In 2012, after being a prominent figure in Toronto's DJ culture for 12 years, I stepped away from the DJ world. It was hard, it was my biggest passion, and everything was going great. Too great. I was playing the biggest parties, my remixes were all over the Internet, and I had gained the respect of my peers. But at the height of my success, I felt I needed to change what I was doing, and how I was doing it. So I took some time away, became less of a performer, worked at becoming more of an artist, got better at playing piano, studied music production and music theory, and worked away at finding a way to integrate my multimedia design career with my music career.
I blink, it's almost 10 years later, musically at least, my visual career took over there for bit, but I haven't stopped working on this goal all along the way. Now thanks to NFTs, I feel the missing piece to my artist puzzle has just been put into place. And it is time to combine my worlds.
Below are some samples of some music production progression over the past few years. You can also hear a lot of my beat making progression in my 3D animations.
The final touches are being put on a new project, a full-length album with influences from hip hop, electronica, house, jersey club music, moombahton, trap, drill, and indie dance, all the types of sounds you heard me DJ over the years. Mixed with my very own 3D animations. It will soon be available in NFT format and streaming on all the usuals. The name of the project is not yet released, but details will be coming soon to my socials. Follow and stay tuned.
If you’d like to hear an archive of some of the remixes, mashups and mixtapes I released as “DJ Medley” from 2007-2014 – click here. The page may take a minute or two to load.
This is the personal website of Toronto based Creative Director Matt Medley.
I studied film photography at Humber College and have worked as a tech entrepreneur creating a few apps and social networking websites over the years. I was also a DJ for 12 years performing at nightclubs across North America and cultivating Toronto's club scene throughout the 2000s.
Nowadays I work as an Associate Creative Director of UI Design at one of "the big three" advertising agencies. Outside the office, I spend most of my time in a music studio toiling away on my debut album which I'm hoping to release fall 2020. This website is a place to showcase my experiments in music, art, photography, design, animation and illustration. This is not where I showcase my commercial/agency work which occupies 99.9% of my time these days.
I love analog equipment, film cameras, analogue synthesizers, and playing the piano. I also have an obsession with computers and technology.