Matt Ford, better known as DJ Format (a near-inversion of his birth name),is a hip hop DJ born in Southampton, United Kingdom and living in Brighton. He collaborates frequently with Abdominal on the album Music For the Mature B-Boy and with Abdominal and fellow Canadian rapper D-Sisive on the second full album If You Can't Join 'Em? Beat 'Em,as well as with Akil and Chali 2na from Jurassic 5.
As a youth, Ford's first hip hop influences included A Tribe Called Quest and Main Source. He established a relationship with Jurassic 5 and initially traveled with them as their bus driver. He came to national attention in 2002 when he opened on tour for DJ Shadow. In 2005, If You Can't Join 'Em? Beat 'Em reached the top 10 of the UK indie albums chart.
The Sun named his album If You Can't Join 'Em? Beat 'Em one of the top 100 of 2005,and in 2008 called him "one of the leading lights in the UK scene".