Percussionist, composer, and producer Thomas Blanchot began a career as reggae producer in 2006 under the Mato alias. Since then he's released on labels including Makasound, EDR, Big Single, and Stix, developing his trademark of turning hip-hop and pop classics into roots reggae dubs. His 2014 Homework Dub album (STIX 039LP), which presented his vision of Daft Punk's classic 1997 album, won international acclaim. Here, Mato returns with renditions two film soundtrack pieces -- the amazing "'T' Stands For Trouble" by Marvin Gaye and "Enter The Dragon" by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin -- in advance of his 2016 album Hollywoo Dub.
40 year-old percussionist and drummer Thomas Blanchot started his production outfit Mato Production in 2001, under which he collaborated and directed many projects as composer, music publisher and producer of music for TV, advertising, films and records. He also began a career as a reggae producer in 2006, under the name Mato. Since then, he's released music through various projects, coming out on labels such as Makasound, EDR Records or Big Singles. In the meantime he developed a real trademark: taking classic French songs, hip-hop, or pop songs and making them into roots/reggae-dub new versions. Since 2010, Mato's built a solid reputation thanks to his many remixes of hip-hop classics on Stix Records. It is therefore natural to find him back with a new concept on the Favorite Recordings' sub-label: seasoning the notorious Homework album by Daft Punk with his special reggae-dub sauce. Once again, Mato achieves a brilliant rendition with Homework Dub, almost making dreadlocks grow out of the French robots' heads. Using kick-effects, delays and roaring bass, he reinvents one of the most famous albums of electronic music as if it were straight out of Scientist, King Tubby or Mad Professor's studios in Jamaica.
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