Matthew Tavares: The ‘Monday is Okay’ Mix


Matthew Tavares is the founding member of perhaps one of the most definitive, cutting edge bands in funk, soul and jazz of the moment. Instrumental group BADBADNOTGOOD have been influential in a new wave of musicians and artists who blur the lines between hip hip and the old school sentiments of 70’s and 80’s music. They have become a household name playing festivals and venues worldwide to critical acclaim. 

As a musician in his own right, Matthew has also released music independently and alongside alternative collaborators. He has formed a close friendship and relationship with Brighton based imprint and record label Mr Bongo which makes perfect sense. Here he has contributed to compilations and released material alongside the likes of Leland Whitty. 

Rather unsurprisingly he has impeccable taste. We asked him to record this mix showcasing some of his own personal musical influences and points of reference. The result see’s him include music by the likes of Odyssey, Richard Hawley, Art Ensemble of Chicago and more. 

Listen and download below:

Visit Matthew Tavares’s Bandcamp HERE. A track from Matthew under the guise off Matty features on a new Mr Bongo compilation HERE