Back from London

Well, my three day tour of swinging London is over, and it has a big, gaping hole in the middle where Hit Factory Live should have been.


“They Say It’s Gonna Rain” and rain it did. So, the Hyde Park venue was declared  too wet and too dangerous to put on a show, and that was that. Luckily, there was the Energise Records night on Tuesday, where Peter Wilson, Sammy Paul and Nicki French all performed their hits and mingled with friends and fans, some of whom had travelled a long way to be there (I spoke to people from Hong Kong, Sweden, France, Ireland, USA, Holland, and Austria). It was quite heart-warming to have people come up to me saying how much they enjoy my music. Now I know that you all actually exist and are not just login names on YouTube 🙂 This was also the first time Matt Pop and Peter Wilson ever met in person, despite having worked together for over 4 years. Ah, the wonders of the Internet…. And Andy, who runs the Matt Pop Fan Page on Facebook, was also there and we had a lovely lunch together on Wednesday. He presented me with a very interesting list of questions, all sent in by members of the  Facebook group. So I will be brooding on my answers this weekend. Expect to see the results on the Matt Pop fan page very soon!

DJ Stonedog, Matt Pop, Peter Wilson, Sammy Paul at Two8Six, Lewisham

Being one of the world’s biggest PWL fans, Peter was naturally heartbroken about the Hyde Park show cancellation, but he put on a brave face and gave us an exclusive performance of the unreleased Peter WilsonKylie Minogue mash-up of Take Me As I Am. (And some of you lucky people even got to take home the not-available-anywhere-else promo cd of it!) Coming back to Hit Factory Live: those of you who attended the packed PWL pity-parties across town on Wednesday will agree that you can’t keep a good tune down, and dancing our heads off to Stock, Aitken & Waterman’s biggest hits was a great form of therapy. My heart does go out to everyone at PWL who have been working like mad for many months to organise this show, and to the artists that were supposed to perform, who must be as disappointed as you and I. But who knows – It’s Never Too Late…

Never Too Late

About Matt

Matt Pop is a producer and remixer from The Netherlands, known for his mixes for RuPaul, Almighty, Andy Bell, Peter Wilson, Nicki French, Hazell Dean, Cilla Black, Erasure, Bucks Fizz, Lonnie Gordon, Pierre Pascual and many others. He also has quite a reputation for doing unauthorised bootlegs that prove popular with fans and often also the original artists themselves. The many unofficial Matt Pop ABBA mixes have gained him a loyal follwing amongst fans of the Swedish Fab Four. His style is uplifting, vocal, melodic and electronic.