Established in 2000, Matrix Music is the leading music distributor in Slovenia. We represent and distribute the biggest music label in the world - UNIVERSAL - as well as some of the most respected independent labels on the planet: BEGGARS BANQUET, DOMINO, EPITAPH, NUCLEAR BLAST, K7, CRAMMED, EDEL, NINJA TUNE, WARP, WORLD CIRCUIT, NAXOS, HYPERDUB, GLITTERBEAT, DEMON, CHERRY RED, ACE, SPEAKERS CORNER, SOUL JAZZ, SNAPPER, MASCOT, CITY SLANG.. We are also a long-time exclusive partner of distributors such as ROUGH TRADE/GOOD TO GO, WORD&SOUND, SOUTHERN, CARGO, PHD and several others.
We have accounts with all independent stores in the territories of Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. We sell to chainstores and supermarkets, to online retailers, as well as to non-traditional outlets such as record clubs, post offices and petrol stations.
Matrix Music (the record label) was established in 1994 as the first electronic record label in Eastern Europe. The vinyl-only releases by local 'bedroom' producers have been well-received by international electronic community, played by top DJs and praised by specialised (print) media. A vibrant »scene« of DJs and producers has developed along with the label, gaining more and more international recognition over the years. Today, many of those early producers and DJs are well-known and respected all over the globe (Torul, Sare Havlicek, Umek, Random Logic, Valentino Kanzyani..)
In the early 00s, the label moved on to release different mix-compilation series by artists of worldwide renown such as Fila Brazillia, DJ Rush, Slam, Cristian Varela, Kevin Saunderson, Christian Smith, Marco Bailey, Pet Duo, DJ 3000, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Umek, Ben Sims, Ben Long (Space DJs) and others..Some of these compilations were mixed by DJs headlining large outdoor festivals that took place in Slovenia (Meet Me, Sindustry..). The CD series are called UNITED DJs, Ekspozicija, Rock the Discotheque and Detroit Connection.
The label has also released two compilations of KRAFTWERK remakes by local artists called Trans Slovenia Express, released worldwide under licence by MUTE Records.