Matt Kalkhoff is a freelance writer whose
love for dance music is only surpassed by the depth and passion
with which he writes about it.
Born and raised in a suburb of Detroit, Matt moved to Tampa
in 1991 to explore various personal and professional opportunities.
Frequent road trips to Miami and the many exhilarating nights
out on the town that ensued finally convinced Matt to relocate
to the sandy shores of South Beach a couple years later -
right at the height of the billion dollar sandbar's resurgence.
It was during this time that Matt developed a deep appreciation
for dance music and the incredibly talented men and women
who create it. After five years of living in paradise, though,
Matt decided it was time to head back up north in pursuit
of more creative opportunities. After a two-and-a-half year
stopover in our nation's capital to regroup - where he enjoyed
an unexpectedly thriving nightlife scene - Matt finally realized
his lifelong dream of living in New York City, the center
of the music universe.
Over the past several years, Matt has interviewed and written
feature articles on many of the music industry's hottest DJs,
producers and artists including, among others, Victor Calderone,
Paul Oakenfold, Junior Vasquez, Peter Rauhofer, Kristine W,
Paul van Dyk, Jonathan Peters, Razor 'N Guido and Ultra Naté.
He has also written numerous previews and reviews of many
of the biggest dance events and benefit parties in New York
City and across North America, and Calderone and Rauhofer
personally recruited Matt to write their official biographies
which are featured on their respective websites. Matt is also
a Contributing Editor for Dance Music @ About.com.
Check out Matt being interviewed by David Hart Lynch for
SoFlaQTV in Miami Beach, Florida during "The Making of
Winter Party" in March 2002 (about 2 minutes into the
segment) by visiting http://www.soflaqtv.com/soflaqtv.htm.
Matt can be reached by e-mail at matt