Born in the USA, MC Matos aka Da Kriminal moved to Luxembourg as a teenager and started writing and recording hiphop lyrics. Years later he joined a crossover band (metal,hip hop,electronica) as singer/songwriter. Through the years he listened to many genres of music, but got hooked to electronic music (especially to techno in all its forms) and became a dj/producer.
Since 2009 he slipped into the hardcore scene mainly as booker and event manager; working for an organization called Amoksphere Events specialized in organizing parties and festivals representing the harder styles in and around Luxembourg. At one party an ex-associate asked him to grab the mic and to shout something out during his set. To his suprise the crowd went crazy and wanted more. After this party MC Matos had decided to continue in this direction for another personal creative challenge.
MC Matos has hosted the biggest names in hardcore and hardtechno and has had bookings at many big clubs and festivals around Europe such as Fabrik (ES), Industrial Copera(ES), Metropolis (BE), Decibel Festival (NL), This is Hardcore:Rockhal Invasion (LU), E-Lake Festival (LU), Liberty White Chronicles (BE), Hardcore Italia (FR), The Qontinent (BE), Elements Festival (BE) CityParade (BE), Eco Festival (SLO), Nature One (DE) and Earthquake (DE) to name a few.
In search of new challenges MC Matos widend his horizons and now also MCs at hardtsyle, d’n’b, electro, dubstep, complextro and house events, eventhough his heart pounds for the harder sounds. He also has some projects recording vocals for hardcore and hardtechno tracks.