Chicago-based has been a DJ for forty years, and has been a producer since 1984, when he released his debut single "Rock The Nation". This inspired Matt to cofound Sunset Records in 1985, which released several house classics. However, in 1987, Matt resigned from Sunset Records and founded AKA Dance Music.
The first single that AKA Dance Music released was "Bang The Box", which sold over 50,000 copies in America and nowadays, is regarded as the first hard house track. "Bang The Box" was the first of seven singles that AKA Dance Music released between 1987 and 1988. By then, Matt’s second label was part the history of house music.