2008 release. "Matty G - Take You Back featuring Juakali, Luv Fyah, Ugene and Audio Angel.. It's a peaceful, foggy night in Santa Cruz. Waves are crashing on the beach and Matty G is up late, working on his latest beat. Some of the most celebrated and beloved dubstep music has emerged from Matty G's Beach Hill studio in Santa Cruz, California. The story continues with his first album, built from a lifetime of diverse musical influences. Matty G grew up playing the baritone saxophone (where his love of bass was found), while listening to hip hop, reggae and soul. He moved to Santa Cruz in 1998, where friends introduced him to DJ culture through house music, and later drum and bass. Unsatisfied with the direction music was taking, and tired of searching for records he could identify with, Matty switched to production to get the sounds in his head onto vinyl. His early music consisted of bass-heavy hip hop beats with reggae and soul vibes. These proto-dubstep tunes were the foundation for his modern dubstep classics -- 'Bitter Love,' '50,000 Watts' and 'West Coast Rocks.' Take You Back spans the full spectrum of Matty G's style, taking the listener on a journey through musical history with tunes influenced by funk, soul, hip hop, reggae and lover's rock. Vocal and production collaborations with respected artists Juakali, Audio Angel, Luv Fyah and Ugene complement the theme by allowing Matty the opportunity to work with his friends."