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Burns (musician)

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Name  Matthew Burns
Birth name  Matthew James Burns
Years active  2008–present

Genres  Electronic, dance
Also known as  Matt Burns
Role  Musical Artist
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Born  31 October 1985 (age 30)Stafford, United Kingdom (1985-10-31)
Occupation(s)  DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter
Albums  This Is Burns 001 European Sex Music, Teknique EP, Substantial/Burns, So Many Nights EP, Turbo EP
Record labels  Spinnin' Records, Fly Eye Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Deconstruction Records
Associated acts  Otto Knows, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding
Similar People  Calvin Harris, Fred Falke, Tinchy Stryder, NT89, Benny Benassi

Matthew James Burns (born 31 October 1985), better known mononymously as Burns (stylised BURNS), is a Scottish DJ, record producer and singer and songwriter. His recent writing and production credits include Britney Spears, Kelis, Pitbull, Ellie Goulding and others.


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Early life

Burns was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His mother was an artist and painter. His father was a professional heavyweight boxer. Burns began making music at the age of twelve, playing guitar and keyboards before discovering sampling as a teenager. At the age of 15, Burns started producing his own tracks, combining sound hardware from the seventies and eighties with modern music software and samples.

Musical career

Burns was taken on by Three Six Zero Group and signed to Sony Music Entertainment. He was then chosen to warm up for every show of deadmau5's U.S. 30-day tour and subsequently joined Calvin Harris on his UK tour. He also released two EPs Turbo and Teknique on 2112 Records.

In 2010, Burns released "Y.S.L.M (You Stopped Loving Me)" with French artist Fred Falke, also releasing his So Many Nights EP. In 2011, Burns released a track with NT89 entitled "Traffic" and went on to release "Iced Out" on Calvin Harris' Fly Eye label. In 2012, Burns secured a residency at The Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas while playing shows across America. He released "Lies" in September with remixes from Skream, Tiga, Acrobat and Otto Knows. The single entered the BBC Radio 1 playlist at C moving to B one week later and then on to A for 7 consecutive weeks. The track peaked at number 32 in the UK Singles Chart and at number 36 in the Netherlands.

Compilation albums

  • 2010 – This Is Burns 001 - European Sex Music - Part 1
  • References

    Burns (musician) Wikipedia