Matt Oliver

Music PR

United Kingdom

A dab hand at biographies and newsletters, blurbs long and short, liner notes and promotional texts, and putting words to the promotion of singles/EPs, albums/compilations, and upcoming/established artists/DJs/producers/events.
EXTENSIVE experience in print/online reviews covering hip-hop and most forms of dance music.

Features & reviews in print and online for Seven/DMC Update, Hip-Hop Connection, Breakin Point, Rime Magazine (US), Undercover Magazine, One Week to Live, IDJ, Remix (US), FACT, Clash, BigShot (US), (US),,, Monolith Cocktail.

Promotional work for BBE, Be Yourself Music, Armada Music, Clarisse Records, Chased Management, Publicity Lab, KD Music, Lewis Recordings, YNR.

All enquiries - [email protected] / @brimupnorth


Press releases, bios and promotional texts

Beatport, 2021
Minimal Flavour EP from Clarisse Records on Beatport

Another big year in store for Clarisse, promising to add minimal deep tech grooves and deep house sounds to its already plentiful armoury, and with label head Mendo starting their latest calendar campaign for dancefloor supremacy.

Be Yourself Music, 2021
Elle Hollis will inject sweetness and sunshine with her Guys & Cars EP

The old pop song goes that some things hurt much more than ‘Cars and Girls’. You can be certain that with her new EP, Be Yourself Music singer-songwriter Elle Hollis will inject a little sweetness and sunshine, as well as matters of the heart, in determining the importance of ‘Guys & Cars’.

Reviews - Rapture & Verse for Monolith Cocktail

Monolith Cocktail
Our Daily Bread 426: Illman ‘Ugly Days’

Should any global implosion occur – and right now that’s not a very big should – the mic will remain the sole property of Illaman. Of noted livewires Problem Child and Pengshui, Illaman, troubled and tightly wound before falling back, reaches a crossroads of riding out the apocalypse and wondering where it all went wrong; but where demons are treated like a pen pal and ignorance is a useful defence mechanism, he never lets on as to whether Ugly Days is catharsis, cry for help or just a shrug...

Monolith Cocktail
Our Daily Bread 382: Telemachus 'Boring And Weird Historical Music'

His involvement with everyone who's anyone in UK hip-hop - Verb T, Ocean Wisdom, Kashmere, M9, The Last Skeptik, Jam Baxter and legions more - lead to The Guardian lauding Telemachus/Chemo as "one of those slightly obscure figures who has helped British...

Archive reviews & features - Clash magazine

Clash Magazine
No Stooge - Iggy Azalea

Man's not hot at Selfridges... Man's not hot at Selfridges... Kickass in the new Hyperflex+ jeans... Kickass in the new Hyperflex+ jeans... Admin / / / 06 · 09 · 2012 The white-skin with blonde hair has a striking, Eminem shock of the new to it, topped with a trademark ponytail that swings like a mace, recalling Madonna's Blonde Ambition with a smattering of Gaga meets Mira Sorvino.

Clash Magazine
My Precious: The History of The Akai MPC

At the risk of retreading an old argument to which there is rarely a definitive answer, who historically is the most significant trailblazer in hip-hop: Grandmaster Flash? Kool DJ Herc? Grandwizard Theodore? Soulja Boy Tell'Em? How about Roger Linn? Wait, who was that last one again?

Clash Magazine
Spotlight: De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising

Although they're very much an active rap act in the present day, there's no doubting that 's moment came at the first time of asking, when they released a debut album so striking, and so influential since, that everything that's followed has inevitably been measured against it.