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James - Dj - London, England, UK

Matt James

London, England, UK



  • Full time
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Professional International Club DJ

Work History

Head of International Business Development ( Single Project )

Automaker TV and Media Ltd

August 2011 - August 2012

BDM of Testing Show Brazil for the automotive industry.

We specialize in producing professional events for engineering professionals. Our events offer unrivalled quality of papers, technology, and networking opportunities. We strive to obtain the highest level of content to encourage discussion, and dialogue between delegates.

Working within the Automotive and Aerospace Testing Industry, we strive to offer the most professional events in The BRIC community.

Booking clients for exhibition space. Bookings global sponsorship. Sales and Marketing of these events in each country/continent.

Creating events where companies can market and exhibit their technology, products and services to the best of their abilities and to the best possible audiences.

Event Director ( Single Project )

Virtual Powertrain

August 2011 - August 2012

Setting up Powertrain conferences for Powertrain Technology including Virtual and Simulation software and programmes for the Automotive industry in the BRIC emerging markets......

The Virtual Powertrain Conference is a forum where experts from OEMs, suppliers, and associated organizations not only come together to share, learn and explore the latest trends in Powertrain & Driveline development, but also examine improved methodology & improved software use. This allows to examine in detail, new advances in simulated vehicle design, testing and development. The Virtual Powertrain is a great alternative to many other conferences in the field of vehicle development as it offers a focused platform, concentrated on the powertrain and driveline systems of a vehicle.

Standing in stark contrast to many independent software house "user meetings" which often focus on one software vendors package and therefore encourage presentations concerned with the product rather than the problem, the Virtual Powertrain conference offers a unique opportunity to compare solutions and gather suppliers of solutions together to raise concerns with regards to compatibility, cross over modules, process, and packages in tandem.
In addition to the conference content we will have networking events, throughout the two days, allowing the delegate to mix with speakers, and other colleagues from the industry. Our delegates will also find a technology pavilion, where several software products and tools will be on display in a specially designated area of the event.

radio presenter and dj

mutha fm

September 2010 - July 2011

Radio Presenter and DJ...DJ Name "MATT JAMES"

Mutha FM

October 2010 - March 2011

Cape Towns newest and best underground radio staion....
International DJ guest interveiws and mixes, dirty sinful house and sexy tech...
Guest Djs/artists included Sasha, Gramma Funk, Graeme Park, Jeremey Healy, Brandon Block and many more.

Job included full show production and editing working with Adobe CS 4 software..

Tuesdays from 6pm Sinful Sessions..... Its a Mutha of a show... Sinners..Its in the blood.

Listen to shows here....

media sales manager for SA Tourism

Highbury Safika Media

January 2009 - January 2011

Client liaison with companies who work within tourism and target the tourism audience in South Africa. Booked clients into the quarterly SA Tourism publication. Booked new business and re book existing clients.

DJ/ Promoter

Ace of Clubs Promotions Ltd

From March 2008

Events Director

Ace of Clubs Promotions Ltd

January 2007 - January 2007

Organising music/club events, Charity DJ tours, DJ Bookings for International Events and tours inc Brazil, South Africa, Europe and more through SINNERS DJs(see website).

Filming and Interviewing International DJs on visits with Mutha FM Radio.

Managing International DJs on SA Tours as well as International gigs.

Marketing and PR for “SINNERS”, a Club Brand for Ace of Clubs Promotions Ltd.

Arranging venues, catering, dancers, fashion shows, DJs and Live music, extra special entertainment, club decor, Artwork and Promo girls in multiple countries including South Africa, Uk, Thailand, USA, Germany, Poland and more.

DJ'd at the worlds top dance clubs in Ibiza,Miami, London, Shanghai, Bankok, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Johannesburg,Manchester, Helsinki, Durban, Koh Samui and more.

Worked with many of the House legends inc Jeremey Healy, Danny Rampling, Carl Cox, Jon of the Pleased Women, Sasha, Roger Sanchez, Eric Morillo, Lisa Loud, Allistair Whitehead, Alex P and Brandon Block, Graeme Park, Craig Jenson, John Kelly, Al McKenzie, Jim Shaft Ryan and many more...

See website for full details, artists and history.

Publishing Director

Cavendish Group International Ltd

January 2007 - January 2009

PD of Business Publication "Marine and Offshore Technology". Launched and the companies most financially successfull publication offering technology information for the Marine, Shipping and Offshore Oil industry to the Chinese market. Had many blue chip clients like Rolls Royce, Inmarsat, CAT and many more. Attended Chinese Marine and Offshore Trade shows as well as European travel to visit and close clients.

Sales Manager

OTN Outdoor Television Network

September 2003 - January 2007

Ran and trained a team of ten sales staff on European Outdoor Television projects. Our company booked advertisers for huge Outdoor TV screens at events throughout Europe. Events included the Berlin Marathon, Stockholm Water Festival and the Henninger Turm Cycle race in Frankfurt (the world’s second largest cycle race). Dealt with top blue-chip clients like Pfizer, Nike, Warner Bros., BMW, Fiat, L’Oreal, Coca Cola, HSBC Bank to name but a few. Constantly re-trained and motivated the team. Helped on deal closing for some team members as well as my own clients and deals.


Ace Of Clubs Promotions Ltd

From April 2001

Outdoor Television Manager

Picasso Headline Media

October 2001 - September 2003

Ran a team of 8 sales staff on numerous Outdoor Television projects. These projects involved selling space on huge Mega Outdoor Televisions at major S.African sporting events including the J+B Met (Horse Race), Cape Argus Cycle Race, Durban July (Horse Race) and the 2 Oceans Round the World Yacht Race.

Helped train and motivate the team to reach required targets. Closed team members deals if needed.

Special Projects Manager

Lunar Advertising

September 1999 - September 2001

Looked after special accounts including Fanta Top 40, Redken and Dark Dog.
Organised Club DJ tours over the whole of South Africa for Dark Dog and Redken. This included booking DJ’s, Venues, sound and audio visual equipment. Helped on radio ads and artwork for the above tours.
Also played a major part in brainstorming for other campaigns and was always consulted on art work ideas and problems.


DJs International Ltd

April 1995 - September 1999

Pr'd the Blu Peter & Carl Cox event. Carls first time at Space in Ibiza. 1995
Head of PR team for Manumission.
Resident DJ at Kanya for 2 years
Regular spots at El Divino, and Amnesia with Miss Moneypennys, Decadence .
Played with SASHA @ PACHA for Sundisential
Also played alongside John Kelly, Jeremy Healy, Lord G, Lisa Loud, Allistair Whitehead, Eric Morrillo and many more,

Sales Negotiator

Seekers Estate Agents

August 1989 - September 1991

Seekers were a NON commissioned based Estate Agent and we charged a set fee. I dealt with cold calls and house evaluations. We sold a SEEKERS 9 Step Guarantee to sell a house. Visited clients, closed deals and helped with after sales care. Broke company sales records on a regular basis. Attended group sales and motivation seminars in London every 3 months.

Trainee Chef and Restaurant Management

The George at Great Oxendon

October 1987 - August 1989

Trainee chef position learning and restaurant management.
Everything from food prep to running the kitchen.

Attended Southfields College for City and Guilds Catering Diploma 706 1/2



Sinners Djs

Sinners Djs

Matt started his trade whilst working for Manumission as head of PR at Bar M in Ibiza back in 95’. After playing a few times at BarM and blagging his way onto the decks at Space and pulling off a reasonably good set, he realised that Djing was in his blood.

He secured some bar residencies in the UK in the winter of 95’/96’, then planned his Ibiza assault. His first residency was at Kanya, Ibiza in 2006 and 07. This famed “day time session” bar was a popular hang out for the Islands promoters and other DJ’s. This is where he practised his talents as a “slightly crazy” dj and nurtured his Funky, sexy music style.

He was then hired by Sundissential to stand in for Alistair Whitehead after he missed his plane. Matt also warmed up for Sasha at Pacha, one of his most memorable gigs.
Moneypenny's then took Matt under their wing as a regular in the back room and then onto the main room. Warming up for the likes of John Kelly, Norman Jay, Lord G, Eric Morillo and Jeremy Healy in 97’ and 98’.

Both Submission and Decadence had Matt playing regularly at the nights held at Ibiza’s glamorous club, El Divino in 98’. He also was a regular on the Amnesia terrace for Gatecrasher and the local Spanish nights. He played for Charlie Chester in both Ibiza for Mezzanine and back in the Uk before touring in South Africa in 1999.

After several SA tours, some with Decadences Rob James (no relation) he was offered a residency at the Infamous star/celeb super club, Rhodes House in Cape Town in 2001. It is from here he forged a reputable name, playing almost every single club in the country as well as all the major UK Club tours that visited. Miss MoneyPenny's, Ministry of Sound, The Judge Jules weekend and the Official Jamiroquai Concert after party in JoBurg with Smokin Jo. He was also resident at Cape Towns famous LAB Bar. Matt took the bar to new highs in 2002 making it Cape Towns most popular and busiest funky house venue.

He then started doing regular slots on South Africa’s second biggest radio stations Good Hope FM with local star Nick E Louder where his wacky humour and mental behaviour earned him local fame and a place in the Capetonian history books.

Matt came back to the UK in 2005 playing alongside his friends, including Jeremy Healy,Graeme Park, REZA, Rob James,Lisa Loud, Allistair Whitehead and others at events across the country, including Fakin The Funk, Decadance in Birmingham and Plymouth.

He also toured with LOVE with numerous events in Poland, Berlin, Hamburg, Helsinki, and Miami NYE with Danny Rampling in 2007/8.

Now the Director of Ace of Clubs Promotions . Released 1st track Luv Child with Joeseph (dirty scumbags) dirty alt electro mix in 2008 ....

Now a London Resident and regular DJ for ABSTRACT(EGG) STYLUS,Golddust,Sinners and playing at clubs across the UK, Europe and also further a field including Thai Land, South Africa, USA (Los Angeles,Miami) and many more..

Currently Touring South Africa with numerous SINNERS events and Charity gigs for The Bright Kid Foundation.....
Playing at Chevelle, St Yves, THE BAY HOTEL,Club 121, 31 the ABSA building, Space Bar-Long St, Nu Bar-Somerset West, TRINITY-The new super club as well as Durban and Johannesburg.......... See SINNERS Group for up and coming dates...

Future Plans 2012.... Matt and SINNERS are planning a Global website launch tour along with THE SAINTS OF SOUND.

Global events dates TBC but the official IBIZA Launch is Sept 5th 6th 7th and 8th...... Uk launch at McQueen in Shoreditch in October.

Keep an eye out on the Events page for 2013 gigs and more SINNERS events........ Hope to see you there.

Also watch out for the new release of his 2nd track "Do Ya" with Dj Michael Angelo and th "Sinners Remix with Retchid......
tel +1 718 715 4177 for bookings....

Qualifications & Certifications

Universiteit Maastricht / Maastricht University

Maastricht University

"O" levels

Guilsborough County Comprehensive

Guilsborough County School

International Business Management

Maastricht Univesity, Sth Liumburg, Holland

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