Mad EP

Producer / DJ / Sound Designer

Bass.hed art by Ben Didier

Since 1999, Matthew Peters has been creating his own style of music – described variously by others as hip-hop, electronic, avant-jazz, neo-classical, and most all: consistently unpredictable - as Mad EP.


Collaboration is a central pillar of Peters' work and his releases on labels Ad Noiseam, Hymen & Acroplane are full of appearances from hiphop mcs the Shadow Huntaz, Vandell 'equivalANT' Harris, Area Filthy One; jazz trumpeter David Young, drummer Bryce Beverlin II, guitarist Nicholas Major; and his own improvisation consort - the Manhattan Gimp Project.  Additionally, he has composed for experimental theatre productions in New York, collaborated with Panamanian filmmaker Anel Reyes and bboy dance crew Netwon's Enemies, worked on several projects with dancer/choreographer Jake Nwogu, and created commissioned music for 2Faced Youth Dance company in Hereford. 

His genre-bending show on Sub.FM ran for 6 years and contributed countless guest mixes for various radio shows and podcasts across the globe. 
He has provided remixes for such notable artists as Unique 3, Aspects, Dälek, End.user, Wage of Sin, Puppetmastaz, Mochipet, Jason Forrest; and been featured as a cellist on tracks by Venetian Snares, and Leafcutter John.

Notable Performances

  • TiLT Dance Festival, Liverpool (UK), 2013

  • Today's Art Festival, Den Haag (NL), 2008

  • Elevate Festival, Graz (AT), 2008

  • Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, Dublin (IE), 2008

  • Club Transmediale, Berlin (DE), 2007

  • Indoctrination Noise Festival, Chicago (US), 2006

  • Soukmachines Festival, Montreal (CA), 2006

  • Knitting Factory, New York City, (US), 2004

Notable Radio Support

  • UK - Radio 1 (John Peel, Mary Anne Hobbs)


  • Canada - CBC

  • Australia - JJJ

Selected Discography

Mad EP - When I'm 6


Ad Noiseam

When I'm 6 - Mad EP
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**debuted on John Peel's legendary show on Radio 1, selected for his final playlist**


"One of the alt hip hop records of the year, hands down."

- Norman Records [UK]


"More than recommended, better is not possible."

- Black Magazine [DE]

Mad EP - Eating Movies


Ad Noiseam

Scab Removal Technique - Mad EP
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"Eating Movies approaches the intensity of No U-Turn and the scale of Kevin Martin's Techno Animal, while never remaining still enough to allow comprehension of its full DNA.."

- the Wire [UK]


"A rare, horizon-changing work that demands to be heard."

- Static Signals [USA]

Mad EP - Eine Kleine Madmusik

mini CD 

[part of Travel Sickness 8 x mini CD compilation]

Hymen Records


Mad EP - Menuet.  Film by Anel Reyes.

Mad EP & Lady Grew - Bass Bully (Sunshine Knuckles mix).

Film by EPIC

Mad EP & Shadow Huntaz - Mrs. Mr.

Newton's Enemies Crew

Film by Anel Reyes.

Mad EP - No. 14 in Eb Minor

Newton's Enemies Crew

B-Boy Foundations


Psychasthenia Society

Lost in the Unisphere

Collective:Unconscious, NYC


Mad EP - Gully Bounce

Matboss App

VideoStats demo

Stabat Mater - Mad EP
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Mad EP - Not Afraid of Spiders


Hymen Records

Stealing Yr Last Breath - Mad EP
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"Highly Recommended!"

- Vital Weekly [NL]


" Mad EP‘s 'Not Afraid of Spiders' genre-jumps something wicked, only between myriad imaginary genres I wouldn’t quite know how to name."

- Wayne & Wax [USA]



Mad EP - the Madlands Trilogy


Ad Noiseam

Catholic Minimart Drift - Manhattan Gimp Project
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"If an artist like Mad EP, who has already been credited with changing the horizon of contemporary music, sets out to redefine the parameters of what is possible and still comprehensible, it takes a humungous effort like “The Madlands Trilogy” to succeed." - Tokafi [DE]


"With this collection, Peters has shown he can compete and often outrun some of the great cinematic beatscape makers and soundtrack composers. One of most varied and enjoyable effortless albums of the year."

- Musique Machine [FR]



Mad EP vs. RA - UltraFood


Ad Noiseam

Night Drunken Pavement (Street Cred mix) - Mad EP vs. RA
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Mad EP - Sensual Ergotism volume one


Insides Music

Carousel - Manhattan Gimp Project
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Mad EP - Bass.hed


Ad Noiseam

Pressure Cooker - Mad/EQ
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"Bass.Hed is the phattest, face ripping hip-hop record Germany has ever seen."

- Pop Matters [CA]


"Best of 2008"

- Headphone Commute



Mad EP - Roam Restless


Acroplane Recordings

Cleopatra - Mad EP
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Mad EP - Twenty-Four Breakbeats


Acroplane Recordings

No. 10 - C# Minor - Mad EP
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"...if it was up to me I’d call it ‘Twenty-four Raw Buttery Breaks to Split Ya’ Face‘."

- Lokua / Momentsound [USA]

Mad EP & Area Filthy One - Brimstone Bangerz



Apocalypse Filthy One - Mad EP featuring Area Filthy One
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Mad EP & Shadow Huntaz - Nightmare Scenario


Acroplane Recordings

Nightmare Scenario - Promo Mix - Mad EP & Shadow Huntaz
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Mad EP - Beat Downs & Down Beats



N2 Deep - Mad EP
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