Producer / Artist / DJ / Billboard #1 Remixer / NARAS (Grammy) Voting Member
As a Remix producer as part of several teams (which has included partners Division 4, Leo Frappier, Cristian Poow and James Torres), Matt Consola has officially remixed for Katy Perry, Gwen Stafani, Lady Gaga, Cher, Enrique Iglesias, Jess Glynne, Tony Moran, Paris Hilton, Bronski Beat, Carmen Electra, Alana Arrts, Phases, Rilan, Karine Hannah & Dave Aude, Debby Holiday & Wayne G, Abigail (Zsiga), Barry Harris & Kon Kan, Matt Alber & Saul Ruiz, Zhana Saunders, Diane Charlemagne, Vicki Shepard and Brenda Reed to list a few. And in June 2016, along with partner Divison 4, celebrates being commissioned to remix Gwen Stefani’s “Misery” for commercial release, out now. Video & Mix Below.
In March of 2016, the Remix Team of Division 4 & Matt Consola celebrated remixes on Four Top 15 Billboard Dance Chart hits in one month including #1 hit single “I’m In Love With My Life” by Phases, “Stranded” by Dirty Disco ft Inaya Day, “Love Is” by Inas X, and “Burning Up” by Karine Hannah & Dave Aude. The Division 4 & Matt Consola remix of “Till It Happens To You” was one of only five officially commissioned mixes on the Oscar Nominated, Grammy Nominated and Golden Globe Winning Diane Warren & Lady Gaga #1 track, alone with remixers Tracy Young, Mike Rizzo, Frank Lamboy & Dirty Pop. In April 2016, Swishcraft Music had it’s first entry onto the Billboard Dance Charts with Joe Gauthreaux f. Abigail – February (Our Last Kiss) which peaked at #4 and included a Swishcraft Mix by Matt Consola & Leo Frappier. Consola & Division 4 is also on Swishcraft’s second entry onto the Billboard Charts, a cover of the M People’s classic, “One Night In Heaven” by Toy Armada & DJ GRIND Ft. Inaya Day which peaked at #5 in July of 2016. The team of Division 4 & Matt Consola are fast at work on remixes for the team of Danny Verde & Steven Redant as Bent Collective, a single called “Lick It Up”off the highly anticipated double album by Tony Moran due out Fall 2016, a August 2016 new release for Dirty Disco Ft. Jeanie Tracy, new releases for Luque & Thiago Ft. Giovanna, DJ Gozzi feat Jacklyn Walker, George Figares & DJ Blacklow ft. Brenda Reed, House of Labs, and a few projects they can’t currently mention. In addition, both artists have individual solo releases out. Consola, under the name Swishcraft, has a new Vocal Deep House release out called “My Heart Beats Faster” by Swishcraft Ft. Emoni Washington which shot to #1 on King of Spins and went Top Ten on several dance charts including DJ Times. Division 4’s Robert Ladic currently has a Swishcraft release out called “Touch The Sky.” In 2017, Division 4 & Matt Consola celebrated having Billboard #1 remixes on Swishcraft’s first label Billboard #1, “Lick Me Up” by Tony Moran, Dani Toro & Zhana Roiya followed immediately the next week by remixes on the promotional package for Katy Perry #1 “Chained to the Rhythm.” Additionally, their remixes appeared on various Billboard Top 10 & European Top 10 singles for Steven Redant & Peyton, Tony Moran & Deborah Cooper, Bent Collective and the return single for iconic 80’s band Bronski Beat.
Completely devoid of the politics, ego & attitude, which run rampant in the music industry, Matt Consola is a sincere and genuine producer/DJ, who consequently has a long and impressive list of International credentials & accomplishments. Consola is a Billboard #1 remixer and producer, with official remixes that have topped of the US, Canadian, UK & European, Latin American and Oceanian Club Charts. America’s hottest clubs and circuit events have depended on Consola as their resident or headlining DJ. A veteran of over 20+ years, Matt got his start headlining such night life institutions as San Francisco’s now infamous Gus Presents: Metropolis, Colossus & the Sunday institution Pleasuredome at the legendary 1015 Folsom, 715 Harrison and Club Townsend’s Universe and Rhythm. That lead to residencies at some of America’s largest clubs including Chicago & Miami’s Crobar – Anthem Sundays, Pure & Amsterdam in Denver, Ground Zero in Atlanta, FRESH in Honolulu, and a 7 year run at Boy Bar San Francisco. In 2015, Matt is currently a resident DJ with America’s largest international traveling Bear Party called Bearracuda, that as of July 2016, is in 58 cities in 11 countries and still expanding (www.bearracudasf.com). In addition, Matt founded the San Francisco based record label Swishcraft Music spawned from his International Radio Show on 511 stations on five networks and archived on iTunes as a podcast (here) and founded an imprint label dedicated to Deep House, Tech House and Classic House (launched the summer 2013) called BOUNZ!
As a hometown favorite in San Francisco, Matt has headlined America’s largest Pride and Street Fairs, performing to crowds of over 200,000, and has headlined San Francisco’s internationally renowned UP YOUR ALLEY, Folsom Street Fairs, SF Gay Pride, GayDaze, and Lazy Bear/Harrison Street events, The Palm Springs White Party & NYC’s The Black Party, as well as Prides in Canada, England, Ireland, Greece & Australia. As an artist in support of his 2010/2011 Swishcraft Music singles “Midnight” and ‘Coming Back” with vocalist Brenda Reed, Matt & Brenda performed the main stage of the San Francisco 2011 Pride Festival and in 2012, Matt headlines again as one of the DJ headliners. In 2009, Consola had the honor of opening for The Pet Shop Boys at the historic Warfield Theater for their sold out Pandemonium World Tour Sept. 22nd & 23rd, 2009, which lead to dates at the infamous House of Blues and others across the country and Canada.
In addition to a very successful iTunes hosted Podcast called Adapter, which averages 30,000 downloads & streams a week, and a Saturday night, hour-long radio mix-show called Swishcraft Radio on the Sobel Nation Radio Network, Wild Cat FM, G-Radio Network, Dance World Radio.com and the HotMaleRadio Networks, Consola launched Swishcraft Music in late 2010 (www.swishcraftmusic.com) dedicated to vocal house tracks rich with vocals and melody, a style near and dear to his heart. Drawing from a talented pool of San Francisco & Bay Area producers, many of which are also fellow members of the SF bear community, Consola has set out to create a unique record label that features local talent, while still utilizing his International friends and collages to give the packages a well rounded feel. Noted Swishcraft Music projects brought together International dance producer Saul Ruiz with Two-Time Grammy Award Wining Singer/Songwriter Matt Alber to cover the Fleetwood Mac classic “Dreams.” The track immediately shot to #1 on the Music One Radio Charts where it remained for 10 weeks before its official release on April 9th 2012. And in the winter of 2012, the Swishcraft hit “Amazing” by Mars & Vans feat Adam Turner became a worldwide club and chart sensation when it was licensed, not once, but twice by Abercrombie & Fitch for the launch of several European flagship stores as well as used as their Facebook holiday campaign theme song and in their in-store runway video campaigns. See A&F Video here. By 2015, Swishcraft Music has released 52 singles and 2 compilations and growing.
IN THE NOT SO DISTANT PAST…
As a founding partner and producer of the early 1990’s dance-chart label, Redzone Records, and a member of the UBL Recordings Group, Matt co-produced and remixed several Billboard and DMA Magazine hit singles with business partner, mega-producer Keith Haarmeyer, such as “Ooh Child” by Trish Vogel, “All I Ask of You 2000” by Vicki Shepard, “That Man of Mine” by Sugarshop featuring Cindy Mizelle, and the current 2003 #1 dance chart hit single “I Got A Feelin’” by Vicki Shepard. In addition, Matt and his partners licensed, branded, promoted and distributed over 25 highly successful dance compilations for their own labels, radio stations, clubs and national events. In 2000 Matt expanded his business to include the servicing of corporate America. It was at this point he was granted a wonderful opportunity to produce for Vanity Fair.
As a Circuit DJ, Matt’s career exploded in 1999 due large in part to his much loved and highly successful DJ Mixed CD Series, Circuit Grooves, on Redzone Records. In just a few short months, this kid who had never left the US, suddenly found himself playing for thousands in England, Ireland, Greece, Mexico and Canada. Not to mention headlining some of the biggest International Festivals, RSVP Cruises and Circuit parties, including the SF & LA Pride Fairs, as well as The Folsom Street Fair, Up Your Alley, The Palm Springs White Party, and the Black Party just to name a few.
Matt got his start as a prominent mix-show DJ throughout the early 90’s in California, with radio station KSJS FM, and a nationally syndicated Windy City DJ’s, through station KWSS-FM both in the San Francisco Bay Area. He held a six-year tenure with DANCE MUSIC AUTHORITY Magazine (DMA), one of America’s most renowned and internationally revered dance music publications at the time. And it was at that time that Matt became and remains a voting member of NARAS’s San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Recording Academy (The Grammy’s).
MAY 28, 2103 – Pulselocker Live (Episode #9)