Where are you from?
I'm from downtown Toronto. Now I live in Northwest Toronto
What do you do?
I create content. Mostly music, some visual, some performance art, some writing. I produce shows/events when the mood strikes. I do voice-over work. Sometimes I spark up conversations with complete strangers and pretend to be a character I make up on the spot. Last time I was an Indonesian evangelist.
What is your dream creative project?
I have maaaaaaany dream projects. Here's one: A 1000+ person staged mass suicide-flash-mob performance art piece, done in the middle of a major televised sporting event.
Where are your go-to tunes for…
Rising? - Tears For Fears, The Prodigy and Donell Jones
Exercising? - At the gym it depends.. Lately it's been Asap Ferg.
Partying? - Leikeli47's album 'Wash and Set'.
Where are your favorite places to…
Eat? - Santouka Ramen
Dance? - Yes Yes Yall
Drink? - Rhum Corner
Shop? - Mama Loves You Vintage
Is there something you really want to do in your city that you haven't yet?
I've never been to Casa Loma before. I'm not dying to see it, but I'd like to.
List three people that inspire you…
ALSO CHECK OUT WHAT ELSE MATTHEW HAS TO SAY WHEN WE SIT DOWN WITH Clash...
Where I Came From: Toronto
A portrait of Toronto's rap underground...
...Matthew Progress, who has built a buzz with his unique blend of rap and electronic music, took a lot of inspiration from what he calls a “super vibrant urban scene” in the late-’90s early-2000s. He remembers rushing home to watch local artists like Kardinal Offishall, The Circle, Ghetto Concept, Infinite and Mathematik on RapCity. “I think they’re victims of an era,” he admits. “I think that the way our infrastructure works now, with technology. I have no excuse to be local. I definitely see a difference between myself and them, but not so much in terms of ability, talent or drive to go international, as much as a difference in climate, in era”...