Matias Recharte was born in Lima, Peru. He built his first drum set out of cans and buckets at age 11 and later studied Afro-Peruvian music, eventually moving to Afro-Cuban folklore. He completed a Bachelor of Music at the Rotterdam Conservatorium. There, he specialized in Latin drum set and percussion, having the opportunity to share music with people from all over the world. After a couple of years back in Peru, playing and teaching, he moved with his family to Toronto, where he completed an MA in ethnomusicology and continued to perform with Latin American and Canadian artists. He is currently enrolled at the University of Toronto, pursuing a PhD in music education and continues his studies in South Indian percussion with Professor Trichy Sankaran.