Born in the USA, MC Matos aka Da Kriminal moved to Luxembourg as a teenager and started writing and recording hiphop lyrics. Years later he joined a crossover band (metal,hip hop,electronica) as singer/songwriter. Through the years he listened to many genres of music, but got hooked to electronic music (especially to techno in all its forms) and became a dj/producer.
Since 2009 he slipped into the hardcore scene mainly as booker and event manager; working for an organization called Amoksphere Events specialized in organizing parties and festivals representing the harder styles in and around Luxembourg. At one party an ex-associate asked him to grab the mic and to shout something out during his set. To his suprise the crowd went crazy and wanted more. After this party, MC Matos decided to continue in this direction for another personal creative challenge.
MC Matos is known for his explosive voice and perfect timing. He always tries to enhance the music and tries to find the right balance between not doing too much or too little while on stage. He has hosted the biggest names in hardcore and hard techno and has had bookings in clubs and festivals around Europe such as Fabrik (ES), Industrial Copera(ES), Metropolis (BE), Decibel Festival (NL), This is Hardcore:Rockhal Invasion (LU), Liberty White Chronicles (BE), Hardcore Italia (FR), The Qontinent (BE), Elements Festival (BE) CityParade (BE), Eco Festival (SLO), Nature One (DE) and Earthquake (DE) to name a few. He also has a multitude of projects recording vocals for hardcore and hard techno tracks. Working with names like Anime, Annunaki, Bartoch, Wars Industry, Malke, Monster Mush and many others...