Matt Hennessy is a Chicago based Producer, Mix Engineer and Studio Owner with strong roots in the Chicago Urban Music Scene. He received formal training at Berklee College of Music, studying both Jazz Performance and Production. In 2000, after returning to his native Chicago, Hennessy joined the staff of Chicago Trax/The Chocolate Factory to engineer projects for R. Kelly, Jay-Z, Twista, Kanye West, DMX, and many others. The coming years would find Hennessy behind the boards for a diverse group of artists from Disturbed to Mariah Carey. Teaming up with Grammy Award Winner/Producer Maurice Joshua, Hennessy worked on many production and remix projects for Beyonce (Destiny's Child), Omarion, John Legend, Shakira and the late Curtis Mayfield.

In 2009 Matt opened VSOP Studios in Chicago. In the 2 years since the doors opened, VSOP Studios has already established itself as the place to go to make sure your music simply Sounds Better. After assembling a great team of musicians around him he has been producing and developing a select group of up and coming artists from the Chicagoland area, led by Nikki Lynette. Hennessy and Lynette also have licenced a good portion of her new music to MTV for use in their programming. In 2004 Matt began getting more involved with the Chicago NARAS chapter helping with events or Grammy Awards related projects as well as in 2010 he was elected to the board of Governors as well as made Chair of the Midwest Producers and Engineers Wing. Recently Matt Mixed and Mastered Chicago rapper Twista's latest release “The Perfect Storm” including the hit single “Make a Movie” featuring Chris Brown. In 2012 look out for many great projects from VSOP Studios including, Tia London, Demita Haddon, Bobby Brown and many other artists, including those on the Traxster Inc imprint.


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