Mateo Rey (Matt McAree) was born and bred in Belfast, Ireland. He started producing at the age of 15 after playing bass guitar for a while. He moved to Amsterdam and Ibiza for a number of years very close to the music scene. He also became fluent in Spanish while living in Ibiza and Mateo Rey is an almost literal translation of the original Gaelic meaning of his name into Spanish. Mateo later came back to Belfast to run very successful club nights showcasing the best of Underground Belfast, working with most of the recognised local techno, house and D'n'B DJs. He really got serious about producing again around 2015 and started work in the studio with Dave Lievense. His debut EP was released on Oryx Music in 2016 with tracks also featured on many of their compilation albums. He also had tracks featured on BBC Radio 1 Introducing in the build up to the EP release. Mateo is a versatile producer breaking borders between Techno, House, Downtempo and D'n'B. He is currently working on a studio album with a number of local contributors and we hope to hear more from him in 2020.