Mathieu Gendreau is a recording artist, producer, engineer, and label owner working in Philadelphia and internationally. He studied Classical Music at the Collège de Musique de Saint-Laurent in Montreal (DEC, 1996) and earned his MA in Audio Production at the University of Westminster in London in 2001.
Mathieu has produced and engineered for labels such as EMI, Mute, Novamute, Virgin, Saville Row, Sony, SM Entertainment, Tommy Boy, Sunday Best, Nunk, Jet Set, Whacked, Elementary Group, P-Vine Japan, Universal, and artists including Goldfrapp, New Order, Tim Sheridan, Smokin' Jo, Arthur Baker, Tommie Sunshine, CLIENT, BoA and King Britt.
As a recording artist, Mathieu is half of the indie-electronic duo Plastic Operator. The band caught the attention of BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank with the song "Folder" in 2005 and the single was signed to Sunday Best Recordings. In 2007, Mathieu launched his own label, Fine Day Records, and released Plastic Operator's album "Different Places" to critical acclaim. The band performs live in many of Europe's largest clubs, events and festivals including Bestival (Isle of Wight), Razzmatazz Club (Barcelona), Petrol, Culture Club (Belgium) and Paris Fashion Week. Mathieu has produced numerous remixes, including "Chains of Love - Plastic Operator remix" for chart-topping band Erasure (Mute/EMI).
In addition to signing a publishing deal with Music Sales Group, Mathieu has licensed music for films, television and advertisements, including synchronizations to Coca-Cola, feature films Dodging the Clock and La vie secrète des gens heureux, a national TV campaign for Movistar Mobile in Spain, Tout sur moi (Radio-Canada Television) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Games Awards.
He is a member of PRS, MCPS and PPL in the UK.