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A Taut Line


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A Taut Line is Tokyo-based / UK-bred producer and DJ Matt Lyne. He founded and co-runs Diskotopia with BD1982.

He has remixed the likes of Darling Farah, Luke Abbott, Drums Of Death, Chromeo, Phenomenal Hand Clap Band and Starlings, and has releases on his own Diskotopia label, plus Japanese labels such as Klee, Kidz Rec and Horizon.

Matt has been living in Japan for over 5 years, and his music is infused with a sense of dislocation and slight melancholy familiar to anyone who has been away from their native country for a long time. However, he has also kept up to date with developments in international dance music through running his Diskotopia club nights - and DJing alongside people like James Murphy, M.I.A, Hudson Mohawke, Mary Anne Hobbs, Optimo, Ivan Smagghe, Goth-Trad and many more– and this has also fed into his production.

Matt’s influences stretch from cutting-edge bass music to classic house and disco, taking in the ‘80s film soundtracks he grew up with, and the mesmeric tuned percussion he picked up from his classical training, studying composers such as Steve Reich, on top of his long-term love for Chicago post-rock artists such as Tortoise.

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