Peace To Mateo

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Peace To Mateo (aka Matt Black) is a Detroit audio/visual artist and founder of YHS Records. Black launched YHS as an imprint to release his music in the spring of 2011. After the first wave of YHS projects, Black released a collaboration album with MCF entitled Black & Friendly. Shows supporting that project included sets opening for Black Milk, Talib Kweli, Naughty By Nature and Del the Funky Homosapien. 

2015 marked an evolution in Matt's sound when he released the self-titled Peace to Mateo album. The project is a sample-based production showcase with a blend of instrumental hip-hop, electronic, and dance music. He played shows supporting this release in California (at Serenity Gathering Music Festival and on Culture Remixed Radio), Chicago and Detroit.

Since 2015, Black has been focused on beat music and the exploration of hip-hop and electronic production styles. 2016 saw the release of Bouquet, a 10-song lofi beat tape. The single "Thinking of You" was released through internet collective éasca and gained the attention of popular YouTube channel Czech Vibe Sounds.

Peace To Mateo's full length album Some Strange Reason was released in August 2018 on YHS Records. Black describes the album as "an atmospheric blend of trip-hop, and futuristic boom-bap with a cinematic sensibility." Songs from Some Strange Reason were featured heavily on college and community radio. The album is now available on vinyl, CD and cassette.

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