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4Peace

The 4PEACE MUSIC GROUP was founded in January of 2018 by Matt Pruitt, aka 4Peace, as a means to condense 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 with the A&R for his wife's label CALIBER SOUNDS.

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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 such progressive & alternative artists as Depeche Mode, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb & New Order.  His life would forever be transformed.  As he became more infatuated with these newer sounds he started becoming more disenchanted with his "education", so he decided to follow his heart & pursue a career as a 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 back inside the DFW House Music scene, he quickly went on to became one of the areas 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 revered record stores including Core Records & Neurovox Records.  Armed with his insiders knowledge of the industry he eventually decided to open his own vinyl store, TECH*SUN RECORDS in 1999 & continued to successfully operate until 2002 when he decided to leave the game due to the inevitably of the impending digital revolution.

 

While he had built quite an 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 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/Funky House scene. After a long & successful run, 4Peace & J. Caprice decided to amicably part ways in 2015 due to creative differences.  J. Caprice has gone on to start up his exceptional 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 & 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, and heavyweights such as Dajae, Demarkus Lewis, Angelo Ferreri, DJ E-Clyps, Johnny Fiasco and many more! In addition to his own labels, he's released music on such staples as Guesthouse, Spacedisco, Fogbank, S&S Chicago, Nite Grooves, Whitebeard, Panhandle, MoodyHouse, Monoside, Myriad Black & many more!

In 2011, 4PEACE made a trip to attend WMC in Miami and was introduced by his good friend Tim Munoz to Traxsource owners Brian Tappert & Marc Pomeroy of Soulfuric Recordings.  They immediately hit things off & before leaving town they offered him 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 out of 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 Lounge/Chillout A&R manager position as well.  Further cementing his ability to support a life doing what he loves!  MUSIC!

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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, requested to be left out in 2019, and #64 in 2020!

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!

"I've been following 4peace for a few years now and this man makes and produces some of the finest modern dance music around with unwavering consistency especially through his label 'Cabbie Hat Recordings'. I don't know him personally as I live in London and he lives in New Zealand. but he comes across as a dedicated, hardworking and committed individual. I especially love the more 'jazzy' side of his dance music productions of which I have bought many tracks and featured some of them in my YouTube uploads. If he was British then I would recommend him for a 'knighthood' from our Royal Family for his services to 'Dance Music'. His official title would then be 'Sir 4Peace' or 'Sir Matt Pruitt' OBE or MBE. I strongly recommend you check out his music and label 'Cabbie Hat Recordings' on Traxsource .com. 11 out of 10 for this man!"
 
-Isaac Francis
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