Tutor Profile - Matt Radley

Matt Radley aka Crystal Mad is an internationally renowned Hardstyle producer and lecturer for dBs Music in Plymouth.

You'll find Matt at our Plymouth campus as one of the core tutors on our Music ProductionDJ & Electronic Music Production and Access to Higher Education diploma courses. Matt is an expert sound designer, music creator and synthesist with regular releases on the world’s biggest dance labels. He is also a very well seasoned DJ who regularly tours the UK, Europe and beyond.

Proud to be “a product of dBs Music", Matt gained his BTEC in Sound Engineering and BA (Hons) in Music Production at our Plymouth campus. He also has a DET in Education and Training.

Lecturing is something that is close to Matt’s heart and he loves sharing his knowledge with students who are eager to learn, like he still is.

“One thing I love to do is continually push myself to learn something new everyday, that way I never stop growing and things never become boring, I aim to instil a growth mindset in the students I teach, that way they will become the best they can be.”

Outside of dBs Music Matt can usually be found in his studio working on new releases and material for his DJ sets at the likes of Defqon 1 and Q-Base. Producing music of the highest quality has led to collaborations with some of Hardstyle’s biggest and brightest talents including Endymion, Kutski, Bass Chaserz and many more. 

We asked Matt what inspires him within the music industry, to that he responded, “Music and the process of creating it keeps me inspired. I am at my happiest when I am in my studio and I can simply play with software and hardware to see what comes out.”


Do you share the same passion for dance music and production as Matt? Take a look at our video masterclass with drum and bass legend Danny Byrd and pick up some new techniques and inspiration

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