Step Inside the Mix with Marc Matthewsby Acacia Carr / February 24th, 2022
From the Blog / February 2022 - Issue 2 of 2
Introducing Marc Matthews
UK-based artist and producer Marc Matthews has an enviable way of combining modern music technology and vintage analog synths to produce sonic landscapes that evoke retro nostalgia. With a passion for songwriting running through his veins from an early age, Marc’s ambient and brooding synthwave and lush guest vocals expose a deep love of 80s nostalgia and classic movie soundtracks.
In addition to his own artistry, Marc helps and supports synth music artists with a friendly and collaborative service that includes mixing (including free mastering) and mastering via his company Synth Music Mastering.
music mastering, podcasting, and producing, oh my!
We are hot on the heels of Marc’s recent release “You and I”, and just in time to meet the man behind the mix! With numerous production credits to his name, Marc brings us “You and I”, a song which he wrote and produced, and which is his first single of 2022. It was released by Retro Reverb Records and precedes his debut EP which will be out in the summer of 2022.
“The song ‘You and I’ is a modern synthpop song that retains the warmth and vibe of classic 80s synth ballads, coupled with modern pop vocals and production. It’s a synthpop ballad with a dark edge that shines a light on the theme of control within a relationship and the loss and void left by it. ‘You and I’ is for fans of artists like Nina, Haim, Halsey and Wolf Alice.”
– Marc Matthews
What artists would you say inspire you in your work, Marc?
Gunship, The Midnight, FM84, Chvrches, Pvris, Sigala, Haim, Martin Solveig, and Type O Negative.
What are your future goals?
To continue to support the synth music scene via the Inside The Mix podcast and reach a wider audience with Season 2 in 2022. I also plan to release my first four-track EP via Retro Reverb Records this Spring.
Inside the Mix Podcast
Not only does Marc produce music himself, he also brings you the Inside the Mix which inspires you to take your music and creative processes to the next level!
Every fortnight, specialist synth music mastering engineer and producer Marc Matthews hosts the Inside the Mix Podcast featuring interviews with synth music artists and informative insight into their creative process, influences, and music industry nuances that will help and inspire you to propel your music and musical career forward. Tune in and fill your boots with nuggets of information gold. Open up your lug holes and get that breakthrough perspective you need, the moment you need it!
Listen to a recent episode of the Podcast here and step Inside the Mix.
Inside The Mix series 2 is kicking off in March with an interview of Spanish synth master Maxtor!
Fans can best support Marc by joining the Inside The Mix podcast community on Facebook and sharing their love and support for synth music.
Please show some support for Marc Matthews by following his accounts and listening to his music. Independent artists rely on the support of the music community. You can actually make a difference in an artist’s life and career by showing your support in these ways!
You can also hire Marc for professional Mixing and Mastering services.
For more cool new music and artists from around the world, please stay tuned to this Blog!