Matthias 'matty' Heilbronn began DJing in 1981, at age fifteen, in Bremen, Germany. In 1986, at the age of twenty, during his first visit to New York, some friends took him to the legendary Paradise Garage. "I fell in love that night," remembers Matthias. "It completely changed my life, hearing how and what Larry was playing - and how the crowd reacted to it"!
1989, on his third trip to New York, he was offered an internship by François Kevorkian at Axis Studios, and a place to stay by Frankie Knuckles. It was then that he decided to make New York his home and became one of New York's most in demand editors and programmers; working with producers such as Danny Tenaglia, Todd Terry, Tommy Musto, C&C Music Factory and François K. himself.
In 1994, he started writing and producing some of the biggest Garage tracks of the time under the name Deep Zone Productions with his partner Mike Delgado. Together they wrote and produced Carolyn Harding's " I Am What I Am", "It's Gonna Be Alright" feat. Vocals by Ceybil Jeffries, "Music Takes Me Higher" by Lift and "Live in Unity" by Dangerous Minds. They also remixed for artists, such as Soul II Soul, Randy Crawford and Crystal Waters. In 1997, his partnership with Delgado dissolved, and for a short time, he began working with his friend Mousse T., producing and remixing for Peppermint Jam Productions. His remixes on Peppermint Jam Productions gave him huge recognition on the European dance charts.
Today, Matthias is known for his productions and remixes that he crafted under his second production company, II Deep Productions, which he started in 1998. He continues to work closely with François Kevorkian co-remixing projects, and producing and remixing for François' label, Wave Music. His remixes of Abstract Truth's "We Had A Thing", and Blue 6's, "Sweeter Love" have established themselves as house anthems. In the year 2000, Matthias has remixed tracks of major - label artists Anastacia, Kina and Everything But The Girl. He also has remixed and produced for independent labels, such as, Masters At Work, Chez Music, Rampage, 83 West and Suburban. His compilation, "Selections�by Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn" was released on NCP Productions and has earned international praise.
Matthias also devotes a good deal of his time co-remixing tracks by artists such as, Moloko, Afro Mudusa, James Ingram, Martha Wash, and Cher with Todd Terry. Last year, they collaborated on Todd's debut D&B album "Resolutions".