“I don’t like happy music much.” Mattikk says, as he looks back at his musical development. His love for the darker side of music has its roots in the days of UK hardcore, breakbeat and drum & bass. Over time he also began exploring the element of techno. Productions by Raiden (Offkey/Renegade Hardware), Current Value (Position Chrome) and the deep bass lines found on albums by Burial (Hyperdub) , Pinch (Tectonic) and Vex’d (Planet Mu) were amongst his sources of inspiration. Along this road his taste evolved towards the crossover between the sub-streams of dubstep and techno, with Surgeon’s perfectly balanced sets as his great example.