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DT700 – HOBBS (UK)


Matt Hobin is Manchester-based DJ/Producer HOBBS (UK).

After a music career spanning several years, Matt has played a number of venues in the UK and Europe (including an event in Ibiza with the maestro that is Doorly and several appearances at ADE). His crowd-pleasing performances of rolling tech-house, expertly woven with melodic, tribal elements create a truly unique sound.

Since making the natural transition from being a DJ to the studio Matt has seen some considerable success and support. His work released on labels such as Reptile Dysfunction, Whartone Records, Shanghaied, Purple Music, Freakin’ 909 and In the Loop. These quickly led to the continued support of the likes of Roger Sanchez, D Ramirez, Billy Kenny, Vanilla Ace, Sonny Wharton and many more…Hobbs (UK) is also no stranger to DJ and download charts with two ‘Traxsource top 10’s’.

An artist that is not afraid to push boundaries in and out of the studio that leads to captivating grooves, keeping people on the Underground scene moving via more heartfelt productions and immersive live performances. A true breath of fresh air.

Today, he takes on our 700th Podcast! Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday we were prepping our inaugural podcast from Ed Banger founder Busy P for your listening delights and here we are today at edition number 700.

Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A fun blend of Disco meets House and everything in-between

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Hobbs & Ron Mexico – Good Times

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Experimenting with the music, seeing what works and what doesn’t work so well haha

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
I was fortunately to play Pikes in Ibiza which for me has been a bucket list venue since the very first time I stepped foot in there

What have you got coming up?
I have a couple of new releases coming out – the first is on Colour Castles Hot Sunday Label with Nick Hussey due out at the start of August and then I’m honoured to finally have my first full release on Doorly’s Reptile Dysfunction with my good friend Ron Mexico which is due out in September or possibly sooner

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Thank you for the amazing support of the past few years and I look forward to seeing you all again on a dancefloor soon x


1 Secret Soul (Original Mix) Nick Hussey & Hobbs
2 Javelin (Dub Version) Adelphi Music Factory
3 It’s You (Mousse T.’s Discotronic mix) FCL
4 Get To Steppin (Extended Mix) Duck Sauce
5 Lads Lads Lads (Original Mix) Doorly
6 Finder (Original Mix) Ninetoes
7 Mess Up (Original Mix) Hifi Sean
8 Mont Blanc (Purple Disco Machine Remix) Mind Enterprises
9 Jumbo (Original Mix) Spiller
10 Doorly ft. Thabo – One For The Crew (Original Mix) Doorly
11 This Beat (Original Mix) Gettoblaster feat. Servante
12 House Sounds (Original Mix) DJ Sneak
13 Flower Power (Original Mix) Flower Power
15 Feel Your Love (Original Mix) Rhythm Masters
16 The Funk Phenomena (Original Mix) Armand Van Helden, Old School Junkies
17 Sex (Robbie Sexy Mix) Robbie Rivera Feat. Billy Paul
18 Rain Dance (Original Mix) Justin Jay
19 Hey Hey (DF’s Attention vocal mix) Dennis Ferrer
20 Don’t Stop (Original Mix) Hobbs & Ron Mexico
21 Never Had This Feeling (Original Mix) Hatiras
22 Good times (Original Mix) Hobbs & Ron Mexico
23 Feeling For You (Les Rythmes Digitales – Dreamix) Cassius
24 3am (Original Mix) Bobby Blanco & Miki Moto
25 Party (Original Mix) Funkatomic, Din Jay
26 Psychic Bounty Killaz (Hobbs Edit) DJ Sneak, Armand Van Helden
27 Swimming Places (Original Mix) Julien Jabre
28 All The Ladies (Lord Leopard’s Xtra Funk Mix) Fatboy Slim & Eats Everything
33 99 (Original Mix) Cassius
34 I’m In Love – Extended Mike Woods
37 Mvinline (Extended Mix) Boys Noize
38 Bel Amour (Original Mix) Bel Amour

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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