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BIOGRAPHY

AWARDS & PRIZES

     

• TWO platinum-selling albums                   • A double platinum-SELLING album    

• THREE French Grammys (Victoires De La Musique)   • The French Mercury Music Prize (Prix Constantin)

• BBC Radio 3 Award (European Album Of The Year)     • Critics Choice + Press Prize at San Remo

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BACKGROUND /// Originally from Birmingham, England, MaJiKer studied Contemporary Music at the

iconic experimental arts college Dartington, specialising in world music and electro-acoustic composition.

MaJiKer (alias Matthew Ker) is a producer, songwriter, beatboxer & vocal arranger, based between London & Paris.


A prolific collaborator, he has worked with an eclectic range of artists as well as creating his own projects in the studio & on stage.

COLLABORATIONS /// With French vocalist Camille he produced two critically acclaimed platinum-selling albums, served as arranger & performer on her international tours & won awards including a BBC World Music Award, several Victoires de la Musique & the French Mercury Music Prize.

He collaborated with Icelandic producer Valgeir Sigurðsson on Italian singer-songwriter Erica Mou’s debut album (Critics & Press Award at Sanremo) & toured internationally with her. Other collaborations have included studio work with Ben Frost, a live acapella tour with juice vocal ensemble & contributions to projects from Nitin Sawhney, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim.

REMIXES /// MaJiKer's remix work has included artists as diverse as Fever Ray, Ane Brun, Nicolette & Temposhark, a Nico Muhly song suite & a Gabriel Prokofiev cello composition.

SOLO ALBUMS /// On MaJiKer’s two solo albums, Body-Piano-Machine (2009) explored body percussion and his unique take on human beatbox, & The House of Bones (2011) was inspired by ghost stories, Scandinavian mythology & folk music. Both projects inspired visually rich, theatrical stage-shows which he performed at international venues & festivals.

RECENT PROJECTS /// Since signing with Universal Music Publishing in 2013, MaJiKer has had co-writing sessions with a wide range of artists & songwriters, both emerging & well established.

His recent projects include NORTH, a collection of Nordic folk tunes featuring an eclectic range of guest vocalists, production on the debut album from acclaimed alt-folk star You Are Wolf & a productive collaboration recording & performing with celebrated French singer-songwriter Zaza Fournier.











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For more info : contact@majiker.com

Photo : Raphaël Neal

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MaJiKer’s Carte Blanche aux Nuits Carrées, Antibes, with Indi Kaur, Gisela Razanajatovo, Bénédicte Le Lay & Diane Villanueva

MaJiKer - Body-Piano-Machine LIVE at the ICA, London, with Bénédicte Le Lay

Zaza Fournier & MaJiKer Live at Les Trois Baudets, Paris

Photo : Paul Bryan

TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS


  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE  NBC   -  Produced Camille’s Ta Douleur which soundtracked a SNL sketch

  San Remo SONG FESTIVAL  RAI UNO   -  Arrangement on Erica Mou’s Nella vasca da bagno del tempo

  LATER... WITH JOOLS HOLLAND  BBC 2   -  Performed with Camille

  ACOUSTIC  TV5   -  Performed with Zaza Fournier

  TOP OF THE POPS  FRANCE 2   -  Performed with Camille

  BBC PROMS  BBC RADIO 3   -  Beatbox performance with juice vocal ensemble    

  JANICE LONG  BBC RADIO 2   -  MaJiKer solo, live session & interview

  L'Elephant Effervescent  RADIO NOVA   -  MaJiKer solo, live session & interview

  GILLES PETERSON  BBC RADIO 1   -  Live session with Camille

  Studio 168  FRANCE CULTURE   -  MaJiKer solo, live session & interview

  CHARLIE GILLET  BBC RADIO LONDON   -  Radio Ping Pong, live interview with MaJiKer & Camille