Matt Roan

Season 2, Episode 2,   Aug 09, 2019, 11:00 AM

DJ / Musician

Matt is a DJ, musician and entrepreneur.

As a DJ, Matt's played all over the world—from Miami to Milan—and performed twice at Lollapalooza. As a musician, he's helped record numerous records with bands Written in the Sand, INNKEEPERS, The 1900s, and P1XEL & The Silver Sphinx. And as an entrepreneur and business owner, he and friend, Emilio Abadia (aka E-Six), co-founded Crossfader King and helped countless young DJs get their start.

Today, Matt continues to move dance floors at his Chicago residencies, as well as entertaining the masses at corporate and private parties. Last year alone, he worked with the likes of The Waldorf Astoria, Major League Soccer, The Chicago Blackhawks, Gucci, Moët... and the list goes on and on.

Matt is dad to his 3½ year old daughter.

In this episode, Matt details his journey from basement bands to dive bar DJ to nightlife entrepreneur; he shares how and why music makes him more empathic and emotionally-connected to his daughter; why he only plays house and disco at home; and how he and his wife make their dual-entrepreneur household work.

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