Matai

Matai

BandR&BLatin

A mixture of R&B, Hip Hop and Latin are what gives you "Matai".His first album, which is also available earned him a nomination for "Independent R&B Album Of The Year" by the L.A. Music Awards in 2004.Now he brings you his best project yet."Because Of You"

Biography

A mixture of R&B, Hip Hop and Latin are what gives you "Matai". His first album, which is also available earned him a nomination for "Independent R&B Album Of The Year" by the L.A. Music Awards in 2004! Now he brings you his best project yet! "Because Of You" You can't go wrong and we promise you that you'll love this album! Matai brings you a whole new style and sheds a new light on the music scene.

Born Ruben Oriol-Rivera, a modest hard working young man from Vallejo Ca. Music has been the guiding light into the life of this 25 yr. old young innovator and gifted musician. Matai brings a fresh of breath air to the music industry with his styles of music, which contain flavors of R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Latin and what Matai calls "Bayggaeton", his version adapted from "Reggaeton". When asked why he came up with Bayggaeton, Matai explains, "I'm from the Bay Area and so I found a way to add what I was doing with my English music to Reggaeton and came up with that name because I'm not your average Reggaeton artist! You can find the Reggaeton beat on several tracks from my upcoming album but to me Reggaeton doesn't have to be about that average beat you hear behind these Reggaeton artists today. It's a movement to me and an opportunity to show what I as a Bay Area artist who loves Reggaeton came up with. Music changes everyday no matter what title or category you chose to place it in and what I'm trying to do with my Bayggaeton movement is just that! I'm trying to bring something new to Reggaeton and to the people who love and listen to it. It's been working so far and just like every other new style of music that pops up, once it starts everyone wants to claim it, be a part of it and add to it with what they do! I just hope I see this movement advance in this music game and that people around the world jump on it!

Discography

Latino Velvet with Baby Bash and Jay Tee 1998

Thump Records "Legends Of Lowrider 2003"

Artists who's albums I've featured on or worked with on are:
Lil Rube
V-Boy
Dl Da Arsun
Poppi Cas
Soldier Hard
Delavega
Royalty
Baby Bash
Jay Tee
Levitti
Ruck City
Switch
Stevie B.
Stress from the Federation
G-Music
YuYo MC
Jenkii U.K.
Oral Bee and Da Playboy Foundation U.K.
and many more!

E. Dive "2001"

"Assemblage" Matai's first solo album "2003"

New Album "Because Of You" by Matai "2006"
visit http://www.soundclick.com/matai for more info and music!

Set List

My set can range anywhere from 30 minutes or more with nothing but pure energy and fun. Background dancers as well.