After getting under the skin of Killawatt, you’ll find there is definitely more than meets the eye with Matthew Watts’ organic techno driven alias. How many 23-year-olds do you know that have published works to their name on the psychological & physiological effects of high-intensity low frequencies on the human body?
Alongside his academic and experimental interests in the low-end theorem, he currently holds down residencies with London-based event Plex, playing venues such as Fabric; and Det Sync at The Astoria in his home town of Portsmouth.
Killawatt first rose through the ranks in a flourishing and competitive dubstep scene during his time in university at Guildford, and quickly became known for his unparalleled work ethic and underground techno/dubstep crossover approach which was heavily supported by the likes of Youngsta, Kryptic Minds, Icicle & V.I.V.E.K.
Having played iconic events FWD and Subdub, and appeared at major venues such as Fabric, Cable & Corsica Studios, Killawatt put down some seriously solid foundations that allowed him to secure numerous international gigs, including multiple appearances at Outlook Festival, Le Zoo (Geneva) and a run of dates in the USA (Detroit, Washington, New York).
Recently a transition has been made to a slower, textural and more abstract techno aesthetic, which has seen Killawatt’s material snapped up by the likes of Osiris Music UK, RunOutRun and Derelicht. His music has gained recognition for its raw, sub-heavy sound, alongside the use of unconventional structures and abstract samples, gaining an ever increasing roster of support from the likes of Ben Sims, Modeselektor, Luke Slater, Tommy Four Seven & Laurent Garnier.