“I want everybody to know that I consider Matt Becks to be an absolute joy to make music in any context. Great feel and technique and amazing discipline. A solid and tasteful player”–Abraham Laboriel Sr. (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Elton John & many more). I've worked with Cirque Du Soleil, 30 Seconds To Mars, Chris Brown, and so many more.
My father is a musician, a singer-songwriter, I was born into it! I've been studying music since I was a kid. Learning the piano, trombone & other instruments, vocal lessons plus the music theory while becoming a professional drummer gives me a unique understanding of the song structure & arrangements. I have a very melodic approach and I'm quick to anticipate where the song is going saving a lot of time in the studio. I'll elevate your music with the perfect melodic beat/groove and even more if asked. "What first caught my attention about Matt was his ability to play a complicated pattern but still keep the groove going. I like watching drummers incorporate their own personality into playing, separating them from the rest of the pack." -Shannon Leto (30 Seconds to Mars). ”Matt reminds me of Mitch Mitchell & Keith Moon.”-Mark Hudson (record producer, musician and songwriter). "He’s an amazingly solid and tight drummer!" -Tony Royster Jr. (Jay-Z, DW - Drum Workshop)
"He reminds us of Magella Cormier (James Gelfand & more) and blow our mind with an incredible musicality!"
-Jacques Masson & Dany Richard (College Lionel-Groulx, Oliver Jones, Montreal Drumfest, Premier Drums)
"He’s a very talented guy and super pleasant to work with." -Ange E. Curcio (Corey Heart, Celine Dion, Éric Lapointe, Montreal Drumfest, Pearl Drums).
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If you're looking for a versatile, "bury the click" drummer, this is your one-stop-shop. Hire Matt!
I have worked, performed and recorded with Matt over a span of 15 years. His proffessionalism, work ethic, passion and skill is world class! He has recorded drums for me, not even knowing what the actual production is going to sound like, only using a click, a description and a guitar track, yet every time he would blaze the path for me to complete the song. His intuitive skills are bar none! He is the most musical drummer I have ever known, which is why I don't consider him a drummer; he is an artist, a producer, a sound healer, a musician, a performer.All of the above.One of the best, period
Making music with Matt Becks has a way of reminding me why I fell in love with being a musician in the first place. His range of musicianship seems endless, he can play with complete consistency as well as with complete creativity. I endorse him wholeheartedly.
Abraham LABORIEL Sr.
Matt is a fantastic studio drummer and all around great musician. He's very attentive and his musical choices are clearly aimed at servicing the music. Great personality, great musical sensibility, a true pro! Highly recommended.
Interview with Matt Becks
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording drums. And often end up helping out with other aspects of the song in the process.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are so many of them... Quincy Jones, Rick Rubin, Steve Gadd, Joey Waronkey, Hans Zimmer, seriously there's too many of them!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Either the best drum beat/groove or a melodic hook for vocals or any instrumentation, or catchy arrangements.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly Pop. From R&B, Funk, Blues, Folk, World to Rock, Country, Metal, Electronic, etc.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Serve the music. Less is more.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been in the music industry since I was born.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative process.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll elevate your music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. We live in a digital world but some analog stuff can't be digitally replicated.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jean-Michel Lapointe.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working in studio with the upcoming band The Levenbirds. Playing shows with the great Mike Sullivan. Prepping a show for the upcoming artist Lauren Rocket, and co-producing different artists.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The (unreleased) album I worked on with James Di Salvio (Bran Van 3000) mixed by Mick Guzauski, on which I had the chance to play with Abraham Laboriel, Tim Pierce, Kim Bullard, Nick Mancini, and other legendary musicians. But I also got the chance to co-produce it. I can't wait to share this amazing music with the world.