Everything began for Matthew 'Arkaeus' Tucciarone in the early 90s when his parents bought a variety of pc games that featured some of the best classic techno soundtracks. At a young age, Matthew collected a massive collection of tapes and CDs of various genres and recorded mix tapes onto cassette tapes. The first official techno group that was introduced to him was the group named “Fluke”. During this time, the rise of the internet was becoming widely popular and Matthew began his search for other artists. Stepping into the famous music collection store HMV, he bought himself his first trance album “The Parade of Athletes” by now-popular artist DJ Tiesto.
The first demoing of production lasted two years while using several PlayStation 2 games and luckily had recorded them. Echoing the sounds that he heard from the underground scene, Matthew produced a handful of Detroit and classic techno and then moved on to obtaining his first DAW, the MAGIX Music Maker. With this new and powerful tool at his exposure, he was able to move forward in his production and gain valuable skills. All progress then halted and none of the tracks were exposed to the public and Matthew took several years off from music production altogether.
By the summer of 2009, Matthew had been exposed to every cornerstone of music. His resources had grown and it was then when he first came across a website known as FiXTRemix.com. The beginning of his remixing began with his first attempt with Blue Stahli's “ULTRAnumb” single, and slowly Matthew worked his way to stronger and more powerful remixes. Before the end of the summer and for the first time in years, Matthew brought out software and began mixing. After an unsuccessful attempt at beginning his career as a radio DJ, it was clear to him that the studio had to be built from his basement and that his mixes were to be published to the world wide web. On November 8th 2009, Matthew released his first mix to the internet under the chosen name “DJ Arkaeus”, with the show named “Depths of Music”. The first mix that Matthew uploaded of his favorite genre was “Best of Trance”, which quickly became recognized as his signature mixes. Since then, he has mixed and mastered very different genres such as Psytrace, Drum'n'Bass, Acid Techno, Hardstyle, Downtempo, Rock, and many more.
For a full year, Matthew worked on publishing more mixes and polishing his style. His contacts and resources grew as his popularity very slowly ascended. In the summer of 2010, Matthew bought his first DJ Controller; the Hercules DJ Control Steel. With his equipment, Matthew's techniques would quickly rise and the first of his professionalism stemmed out from the release of “Best of Trance 4”. The first of his success came near the end of the summer when he submitted one of his remixes to a contest. That particular remix was published and put on an official remix compilation album, “Zero Tolerance” by Madeleine Bloom. This small amount of success had driven Matthew towards higher goals. The last remix that he worked on before his production break was “Red” by Cell 7.
Near the end of 2010, Matthew bought his first MIDI keyboard; the M-Audio Oxygen 61. With this new addition to his studio, he quickly adjusted and practiced with his setup. In December Matthew was able to get himself on a local Ottawa station 93.1FM on the show "Ottawa Live Music" where he performed a one hour mix. In January of 2011, Matthew released his first track to the public under the name “Prelude to Lunar Eclipse”, and had its future holdings as the first track of a newly planned album. The surprising aspect of this track was that it was an unfamiliar genre associated with the Arkaeus persona. It was orchestral. The second track, “Rosemary and Mud”, named after the picture painted behind the emotions of the track was released shortly in February which set the bar for his production. Hastily Matthew sent out his first EP "Broken Empire" on Bandcamp and continued to DJ regularly. In a matter of no time, Matthew was drafted as an internet DJ for a community forum named "Shufflin.net" and would perform weekly shows for several months. During this time he continued to work on remixes for artists such as "Roger Shah". After one full year Matthew was again able to find himself a spot on the 93.1FM radio show "Ottawa Live Music" and had the opportunity to play for not only one hour, but two. The second show was immediately a hit and caught the attention of several personalities.