Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart is a name to remember when it comes to modern groove music! Bassist and guitarist in various band, he started production in the mid- 90s and continues today to combine modern technology with the raw and genuine spirit of the golden age of Disco, Funk, Soul, Jazz, or Reggae.

From his studio based in Lyon, he’s constantly been looking up for new artists and adventures to feed his endless hunger for production and composition. As a result, Bruno’s discography is quite exceptional today and the list of projects he’s been involved in quite impressive: Uptown Funk Empire, Mr President, Metropolitan Jazz Affair, Mr Day, Hawa, The Dynamics, or Patchworks Galactic Project are just a few examples… Album after album, he proved a true gift of musical ubiquity, renewing in all genres and always mindful to ensure top quality.

Since 2007, just following the international success of The Dynamics first album, “Version Excursions”, Patchworks has also started to hide under Taggy Matcher alias, releasing fine Reggae remixes of classics Hip-Hop songs for Stix Records, a subdivision of Favorite Recordings. And after a few years seeing their remixes played all over the globe, the mysterious Taggy Matcher and Stix Records decided it was time to go further and prepare his first album.

With a first single released last year, covering two tracks of The Black Keys and shedding lights on a new singer called Birdy Nixon, Taggy Matcher now presents “My Man”, alongside another surprising great songstress from Lyon, LMK. On this new track, Taggy digs more into the Digital Reggae from the early 80s, showing another side of his production scale, more famous for his Rocksteady/Roots style until then.

Planned for release in autumn, Taggy Matcher’ first album will definitely explore even more into Reggae music various styles, with the help of great voices such as Mr Day, Birdy Nixon, John Milk, or LMK.


TAGGY MATCHER & LMK – MY MAN (Stix Records / September 22nd 2014 / 7inch & Digital)