The 4PEACE MUSIC GROUP was founded in January of 2018 by Matt Pruitt, aka 4Peace, as a means to condense his label operations into a single universal hub that represents his artist persona as well as his labels JUICED MUSIC, CABBIE HAT RECORDINGS & UHHQ (Underground House Headquarters). He also helps do A&R for his wife's label CALIBER SOUNDS.
4PEACE originally started his career as a Hip-Hop DJ in 1988 before eventually falling in love with Electronic Dance Music while attending college to become a basketball coach. It was there at a fraternity rush party that he was introduced to the musical stylings of progressive artists such as Depeche Mode, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb & New Order & his life would forever be transformed. He found himself becoming more infatuated with these newer sounds while becoming more disenchanted with his "education", so he decided to follow his heart & pursue a career as a nightclub DJ! Crazy right? Haha! You'd think so until you hear the rest of his story. Best decision ever!
4Peace eventually moved back home to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Once firmly established inside the DFW House Music scene, he quickly went on to became one of the cities most well-known & successful 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. Armed with this insiders knowledge of the industry he eventually decided to open his own store, TECH*SUN RECORDS in 1999 & continued to successfully operate until 2003 when he decided to leave the game due to the inevitably of the impending digital revolution.
While he dabbled some and had quite the impressive studio full of hardware, he didn't start taking producing seriously until 1997 when he joined forces with good friend J. CAPRICE & together they formed the infamous Jackin duo known as HIGH MAINTENANCE. Together they started getting tracks signed at a furious pace & begin regularly traveling to & performing in cities all over the U.S.. In 2009, they established their digital music label JUICED MUSIC, which quickly established itself as one of the most recognizable & sought after brands within the Jackin community. After a long & successful run, 4Peace & J. Caprice decided to amicably part ways in 2015 due to differing creative concepts. J. Caprice has gone on to start up a new label called Simplistic Music Company while 4Peace has taken on sole ownership of Juiced. In 2011, 4Peace established his second digital label CABBIE HAT RECORDINGS & then in 2015 his third, UHHQ! Both showcase 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 2011, 4PEACE made a trip to attend WMC in Miami and was introduced to Traxsource owners Brian Tappert & Marc Pomeroy of Soulfuric Recordings through his friend Tim Munoz who happened to be working in the TS office at that time. They immediately hit things off & before he left town he had been offered the Jackin House Genre A&R Management position. He promptly packed up his belongings back in Texas & headed southeast to Ft. Lauderdale to work in the office for the world's most prestigious online digital House Music boutique. After 2.5 years of working in the TS office, he made a decision to move to the picturesque shores of northern New Zealand where he still works remotely to this day for Traxsource. It's from here, inside the ultimate peace & tranquility of a NZ paradise that he's able to complete his life's mission of building a musical empire under the 4PEACE MUSIC GROUP brand. At the beginning of 2017 4PEACE was also given the management and A&R position in Lounge/Chillout as well. Futher cementing his ability to live a life doing what he loves!
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
Moving forward, expect even more from 4PEACE. With an unsurpassed spirit & never say die attitude, 4PEACE is here for the long haul. He's in it to win it & like a fine wine, just gets better with time! While most producers are hitting ceilings, 4PEACE is still just getting warmed up! This is just the beginning! Get ready!