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Matthew Shell

Matthew Shell (also known as MTS), is a music producer and engineer. Based in Washington DC, his versatile production style spans genres as wide as jazz and rock, to RnB and soul. Matthew writes and produces music released as solo productions under his own name, as well as for other bands and solo artists. He is the founder and CEO of publishing house and record label MTS Music.

Shell’s work on the production for Marcus Johnson’s album Flo: Chill reached #7 on Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Chart in 2009. Later that year he worked as the engineer on O.A.R.’s album Rain or Shine that reached #5 on the Independent Albums Chart and also #7 on the US Alternative Albums Chart. In 2011, his work on Grammy Nominee Carolyn Malachi’s Beautiful Dreamer was featured on FOX 5 DC Morning News.

Shell's early productions include “Rhythmic Journey” LP (2003), “Live Vibe: The Humble Beginnings” EP (2005), “Film Music: Inspiration For The Jaded Generation” LP (2008), “Time For Prayer” EP (2009), and his collaboration with Kenny McNeil titled “Dare 2 Dream” LP (2010)

Shell’s career as a Recording Artist took off in 2012 when “Freedom”, his collaboration with Trey Eley was launched by the Recording Academy via a Worldwide Exclusive First Listen at GRAMMY.com in 2012. The album was also featured as one of Generation Bass’ Top Albums for 2012.

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“Title: GRAMMY.com Exclusive First Listen: Trey Eley And Matthew Shell — Quote: Jazz duo debuts new song “Twilight” featuring Greg Adams from new album Freedom only on GRAMMY.com...Hailing from Washington, D.C., Shell is currently based in Vienna, Va., where he works as a producer at Assembly Line Studios. He has produced artists such as Marcus Johnson and Carolyn Malachi and engineered for artists such as O.A.R., among others. More recently, Shell produced/mixed the forthcoming collaborative jazz album Freedom.”

GRAMMY.com Exclusive First Listen - (GRAMMY.com)

“Title: Matthew Shell: Engineering Success — Quote: It’s not often that you hear about the engineers that make the magic happen in the studio

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