This pair from United Kingdom who called themselves Mattafix is composed of Marlon Roudette who did vocals and steel drums and Preetesh Hirji. Both of them were raised in London.
“11.30 (Dirtiest Trick in Town)” is the duo’s first single which was launched in January 2005 under “Buddhist Punk Records”.
"Big City Life" which was released in August 2005 was considered as their best single. It was launched by EMI records and fortunately made in the hit charts. They became popular with this single and in 2006, it was a real hit in countries like Germany, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium and Denmark. This song was also used as a soundtrack to the famous video game called “FIFA World Cup Germany 2006”.
They were also awarded with "Sopot International Song Festival".
Their album “Signs of a Struggle” obtained affirmations as they performed and toured in Europe in order to promote the album. They managed to gather more than hundred thousand audience in one of their performances in Milan. They were able to tour, perform and sell recordings for more than thirty countries all over the world.
In March 2006, they launched fourth single titled “To and Fro”; however this can only be downloaded. The same thing went with “Living Dafur” when it was released on September 2007. On October 2007, a video was made for this song and “Matt Damon” was included on the introduction. This music video became famous in YouTube for it is the only music video to be done and shot to a war zone.
On November 2007, the album “Rhythms and Hymns” was released both in Europe and Australia. Mattafix also did a remix with Lady Gaga’s song titled “Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)” which was shown on Lady Gaga’s “iTunes Remix EP’.
Their music videos include "Big City Life" and "Passer By" (2005), "To and Fro" and "Cool Down the Pace" (2006), "Living Darfur" (2007) and "Things Have Changed" (2008). They were also able to release to albums namely; "Signs of a Struggle" and "Rhythm and Hymns".
In 2010, it was declared via Facebook that the two would be working separately. Each would bee doing separate projects in the future. Roudette was declared to be working alone for an album with the “Universal Label”. One of the singles was titled “New Age” which made top one in Germany.
Roudette declared that he was already part of "Warner Music Group" on September 13, 2011.
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