Matthew Fernando Rodriguez Read aka DJ Rik Tights has always had a wide ranging appreciation for music in all its forms. He believes that if you listen to something that makes you feel happy; you should embrace it (whether it is EDM, Classical or the Spice Girls). Been djing since 18, which then moved to editing which turned into full blown music production.
Currently he is C.E.O. of Electronic Gate Records, DJing and Producing for many different labels.
RT is one of the hardest working producers I have had the pleasure of working with and it is working with people like him that made me want to work within the music industry; this is clearly a man who’s on top of his game and his music and influence will no doubt change a scene that has now been completely saturated with seemingly samey, commercial, recycled rubbish.
I first heard Matt’s remix of Audion’s “A Bit Closer to Heaven”, and after trying to promote it as best as I could I signed him to my label. Knowing the level of quality and self-criticism he has when it comes to his own music, I know that this guy is going to leave a hell of a mark on the UK music scene, and it’s about time. I knew a man with this talent isn’t going to want to stay signed to a label; this is clearly a man who is interested in the business side of the music scene rather than tying himself to strictly producing or strictly DJ’ing.
When he told me he was becoming CEO of a record label I told him that this chance has got to be the biggest pat on the back for any producer, and I want to wish him the very best of luck. Matt is genuinely one of the nicest guys I have had the pleasure of working with and I can’t wait to see what an impact he will have on the UK music scene… watch this space"