Matt Drake has been a champion of timeless electronic body music in Aotearoa for more than two decades.
His style is a hypersonic melting pot of cosmic house jams, hypnotic Detroit motorbass and muscular techno grooves.
Drawing inspiration from the astral arpeggios of 70s Krautrock, ragged Balearic vagabond synth pop of the 80s and proto-rave machine rhythms of the 90s.
Matt has dedicated his life to music - being a core part of New Zealand's underground music scene since the early 90s - a founding member of Nurture Recordings, running Crucial Records in Auckland's High Street, hosting the decade-running Slipstream radio on George FM, running club nights such as Beatstreet, Energy Flash and Body Jack, through touring internationals and being part of the products team at Serato HQ.
International support for:
Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, Kevin Saunderson, François Kevorkian, Stacey Pullen, Adam Beyer, Michael Mayer, Ame, DJ Koze, Seth Troxler, Booka Shade, Kölsch, KiNK, DJ T, Steve Bug, M.A.N.D.Y., Stimming, H.O.S.H., Floating Points, Claude Von Stroke, Huxley, Detroit Swindle, Matthew Dear, Tiger Stripes, Nic Fanciulli, Deetron, Steffi, Virginia, Tama Sumo, DJ Hell, Lee Curtiss, Vincenzo, Kruse & Nurnberg, Djuma Soundsystem, Superpitcher, Iron Curtis, Dirt Crew, Tom Clark, Christian Smith, Cari Lekebusch, Aril Brikha, Steve Rachmad, Thomas Schumacher, Ben Sims, Steve Bicknell, Claude Young, Mike Grant, Cristian Vogel, Thomas P. Heckman (Drax), Lee Coombs, Tobias Thomas, Alex Smoke, Kevin Griffiths, Dario Zenker, Space Dimension Controller, Doc Daneeka.
Matt Drake’s tracks