Although given birth to in London, Marlon Roudette spent the majority of his formative years in the Eastern Caribbean, where he fell deeply in love with the reggae music that appeared to spill forth out of every storefront. He came back to London being a 17-year-old and quickly fulfilled Preetesh Hirji. Both produced Mattafix, a musical duo whose music combined the isle music of Roudette’s youngsters — reggae, dancehall, and dub — with digital loops and metropolitan rhythms. “Big Town Lifestyle” became the group’s personal strike, peaking at amount 15 in the U.K. and topping the graphs in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and New Zealand. Mattafix released two albums before breaking up this year 2010, halfway through the documenting sessions for the third discharge. Roudette agreed upon with Universal being a single artist and started focusing on a single album instantly. “MODERN,” his initial one since splitting with Hirji, became a global chart-topper in July 2011, as well as the full-length record Matter Fixed implemented afterwards that fall.