Mad EP is Matthew Peters, Iowa native (formerly based in New York, Chicago & Montreal) and recent UK transplant, with a vast and impressive background in electronic and classical music. Peters brings his talents to bear on Mad EP productions in such a way that the end results are diverse and unclassifiable, calmly defying expectations as he skims through every imaginable genre to reach the outer limits of a territory that is indisputably his own.
At eight years old Peters began his rigorous training with the cello, and at fourteen was already onto music theory, composition and improvisation. He studied cello performance at Northwestern University, and while still an undergraduate, became the youngest person to produce the Chicago Symphony Orchestra radiobroadcasts in their history. After two seasons, he went on to study sound recording and digital media at McGill University in Montreal. He has worked as a classical booking agent, a freelance sound designer for corporate and academic web media projects, and has scored experimental theatre productions.
Peters has been making his own music, variously described as electronic, alternative hip-hop, breakbeat, avant jazz, classical, sample-mania, and consistently unpredictable, for the past nine years in various contexts. He is a founding member of the improvisation consort, the Manhattan Gimp Project, and one half of the hip-hop duo Mad/EQ with MC equivalent. Peters is also the resident sound designer for the Psychasthenia Society, a quasi theatre group that presents satiric storytelling blended with remixed vintage movie stills, live video, and electronic music. His performances have been experienced in clubs, squats, restaurants, art galleries, concert halls, roof tops, radio studios, theatres, and more.He is also the consummate collaborative musician. His releases are full of guest appearances by artists with a deep respect his unparalleled musicality: Shadow Huntaz, Puppetmastaz, Jason Forrest (aka Donna Summer), Math Head, Si Begg, Aaron Spectre, Mochipet, End, DJ Grandtheft, jazz trumpeter David Young, percussionist Bryce Beverlin II, and more. Venetian Snares & Leafcutter John both requested him to appear as a cellist on their albums and Peters is often in demand as a remixer, delivering unexpected, yet mind-blowing results.