Matthew James Burns (born 31 October 1985), better known by the stage name BURNS is an English DJ, record producer and recording artist.
Burns was born in Stafford, England. His mother was an artist and painter. His father was a professional heavyweight boxer. Burns began making music at the age of twelve, playing guitar and keyboards before discovering sampling as a teenager. At the age of 15, Burns started producing his own tracks, combining sound hardware from the seventies and eighties with modern music software and samples.
In 2010, Burns released "Y.S.L.M (You Stopped Loving Me)" with French artist Fred Falke, also releasing his So Many Nights EP. In 2011, Burns released a track with NT89 entitled "Traffic" and went on to release "Iced Out" on Calvin Harris' Fly Eye label. In 2012, Burns secured a residency at The Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas while playing shows across America. He released "Lies" in September with remixes from Skream, Tiga, Acrobat and Otto Knows. The single entered the BBC Radio 1 playlist at C moving to B one week later and then on to A for 7 consecutive weeks. The track peaked at number 32 in the UK Singles Chart and at number 36 in the Netherlands.
Burns is a city in and the county seat of Harney County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. According to the 2010 census, the population was 2,806. Burns and the nearby city of Hines are home to about 60percent of the people in the sparsely populated county, the largest in Oregon and the ninth largest in the United States.
The Burns–Hines region has a high-desert climate but was much wetter in the recent geologic past. The Harney Basin was the largest of many depressions in which lakes formed in southeastern Oregon during the late Pleistocene. Remnants of an ancient lake that reached as far north as Burns are at the center of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, south of the city.
Northern Paiutes or their ancestors, who were hunter-gatherers, have lived in the region for thousands of years. Since the arrival of Euro-Americans in the 19thcentury, cattle ranching and other forms of agriculture have dominated land use in the area. In 1930, logging in the mountains north of Burns led to the creation of Hines, a lumber company town, and the timber industry remained important to the local economy until the 1990s. In addition to ranching, a variety of private and public enterprises support the Burns–Hines economy in the 21stcentury. Annual events include a migratory bird festival, the county fair, and a country music jamboree.