'Future DnB' artist Mat Ward began producing music in 2016, at first for his favourite rapper, Provocalz.
Their first single together, "Behind Enemy Lines" got radio play worldwide. Mat Ward's debut solo release, Slow Car Crash, a concept jungle album about financial markets, was released in January 2017. A chill trap album about Apple, called Inside My..., made entirely on an iPad, followed the same year. On July 31, 2018, when Mars was closest to Earth, he released Disrupted, a lo-fi future bass album about Elon Musk. In 2019, he released Five Eyes - a deeply melodic chill trap album about surveillance. A month later, Provocalz released his hip-hop EP G.O.D with all tracks produced by Mat Ward, who described it as "my favourite thing I've done, music-wise". In January 2020, he released an acclaimed concept album about the media - Filter Bubble - which blends future bass and drum and bass to come up with a new genre. In April 2020, he released A Tiny Pale Blue Dot - the first single from his forthcoming album Interplanetary Species, out in January 2021. He writes a monthly music column that has been shared by the likes of Ru Paul, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and Ministry's Al Jourgensen. He is the author of "Around The World In 80 AA's", hailed as an "excellent book" by travelmag.co.uk. He also wrote the book "Real Talk: Aboriginal Rappers Talk About Their Music And Country", called "a must-read" by Britain's I Am Hip-Hop magazine.