The 4PEACE MUSIC GROUP was founded in January of 2018 by Matt Pruitt, aka 4Peace as a way to condense label operations into a single universal hub that hosts all important, relevant information pertaining to his brands JUICED MUSIC, CABBIE HAT RECORDINGS, UHHQ (Underground House Headquarters) as well as his wife's label CALIBER SOUNDS.
4PEACE originally started his career as a Hip-Hop DJ in 1988 before eventually falling in love with & shifting over to the more hypnotic, repetitive, driving & bass-heavy sounds of Electronic Dance Music while attending college to become a basketball coach. It was here at a fraternity rush party that he discovered the musical stylings of Depeche Mode, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb & New Order & his life would forever be changed. Infatuated with these new sounds & disenchanted with his "education", 4Peace decided to follow his heart & pursue a career as a club/rave DJ! Crazy right? Haha! You'd think so until you hear the rest of his story. Best decision ever!
4Peace moved back home to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex where he started buying breakbeats (of the UK hardcore & Florida Funky variety) from a well-known little Dallas vinyl shop called Oak Lawn Records before gradually shifting his allegiance to the tougher, grittier sounds of Techno & then ultimately the Funkier, Groovier styles of House. The most pivotal year in his DJ/Producing career came in 1994 when he heard DJ Duke drop Armand Van Helden's "Witch Doktor" at a rave which changed his life forever & officially converted him into a HouseHead for life! Over time, his "style" eventually became more grounded within the energy-infused, black-rooted stylings of Jazz/Funk/Soul/Blues/Disco inspired "Jackin" Chicago House, with it's signature manic shuffled & swung beats, funk-fueled rhythms & hip-hop swag. Once firmly established inside the DFW House Music scene, he quickly became one of the cities most often booked & well-known DJ's, even going on to win "Best Club DJ" at the 1996 FW Weekly Music awards. He spent many of the following years working at & helping manage a few of the area's most renowned record stores. This included Core Records & Neurovox Records. With his insiders knowledge of the industry he decided to open his own store, TECH*SUN RECORDS in 1999, & operated very successfully until 2003 when he decided to get out early due to the impending & inevitable digital revolution takeover.
He didn't start producing his own music until 1997 when he joined forces with good friend J. CAPRICE & together they formed the infamous Jackin duo known as HIGH MAINTENANCE. Together they began getting tracks signed at a furious pace & started traveled and performing in cities all over the U.S.. In 2009 they established a digital music label called JUICED MUSIC which quickly went on to become one of the most identifiable & biggest brands within the Jackin House community. After a long & successful run, 4Peace & J. Caprice decided to amicably split in 2015 due to creative differences. J. Caprice went on to start up his new label called Simplistic Music Company while 4Peace took over sole ownership of Juiced. In 2011 4Peace established his second digital label CABBIE HAT RECORDINGS & then in 2015 his third label, UHHQ! Both have their own unique signature sound & have gone on to become very successful in their own right.
It wasn't until about 2009 that Matt started releasing his own solo projects under the a 4PEACE alias. Things have taken off ever since as he's gone on to remix such amazing talent as 4-time Grammy nominee Steve "Silk" Hurley, Dajae, Demarkus Lewis, Angelo Ferreri, DJ E-Clyps, Johnny Fiasco, Gettoblaster, Stacy Kidd and many more! In addition to his own labels, he's released music on such staples as Guesthouse, Fogbank, S&S Chicago, Nite Grooves, Whitebeard, Panhandle, MoodyHouse, Monoside, 294, Doin Work, We Jack., Myriad Black & many more!
In 2015 he was awarded the #37 overall Jackin House Artist in the world position by TRAXSOURCE, followed by positions #36 in 2016, #27 in 2017 & #57 in 2018.
In 2011, 4PEACE was offered the Jackin House Genre A&R Management position at Traxsource (www.traxsource.com) so he promptly packed up his belongings & headed out to Miami to work for the world's most prestigious online digital House Music boutique. After 2.5 years of working in the TS office in Miami, he made the decision to move with his then fiance to the Northern shores of New Zealand where he still works remotely for Traxsource. It's from here, inside the ultimate peace & tranquility of a NZ paradise that he's determined to complete his life's mission of building a musical empire and growing his 4PEACE MUSIC GROUP brand. At the beginning of 2017 4PEACE also was given the management and A&R position in Lounge/Chillout as well.
Moving beyond 2018, expect even more from 4PEACE. With an unsurpassed spirit & determination, like a fine wine, he only gets better with time. While most producers are hitting ceilings & reaching limits, he's only just getting warmed up. This is just the beginning ya'll! Prepare for greatness!!!