peace to mateo


artist biography

Peace to Mateo  is Matt Black, an audio/visual artist and founder of Young Heavy Souls. Black launched YHS as an imprint to release his debut album 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 Peace to Mateo. The album is a production showcase with a blend of instrumental hip-hop, electronic, and dance music. He played showed supporting this release in California (at Serenity Gathering Music Festival, and on Culture Remixed Radio), Chicago and Detroit. These shows included projected visuals that were meant to enhance the live experience of the music.

In Fall 2015 Black officially changed his artist name to Peace to Mateo. This new era of music is much more 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.

Currently, Peace To Mateo's debut full length album Some Strange Reason is well under way and will be released in the Summer of 2018.