Mathieu Valton aka Hykus/Jump The Gun (Perth, WA)
Mathieu Valton, aka Hykus aka Jump The Gun, is a producer and DJ, who teaches music production and theory in Western Australia. The Ableton Certified Trainer, who lectures at Perth’s SAE Qantm Institute, has had the quality of his work be recognised by endorsement deals with Akai Pro, Arturia, Izotope, Native Instruments, Steinberg, Universal Audio, Keith McMillen Instruments, and Yamaha.
As a high school student, Mathieu earned music scholarships at six separate schools, taking up residence in Switzerland, France, and Perth’s Guildford Grammar School. After studying at SAE, he took up work with ABC in 2005, recording the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for Classic FM and acts and events for shows such as Home & Hosed and Live At The Wireless for Triple J.
Producing since 1997 with releases since 2002, Mathieu works across the full spectrum of electronic dance music genres. Inspired by a passion for working with professional and like minded people, in 2013 alone he collaborated on club tracks with UK hip hop crew Foreign Beggars, B.o.B, Jay Sean, The Freestylers, BoysNoize, Breach, UZ, What So Not, TV Rock, Stafford Brothers, The Potbelleez, Timmy Trumpet, Kaz James, Samantha Jade, Helena, and the list goes on. He also produces music for television alongside Potbelleez frontman Ilan Kidron for Sony EMI.
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