Matt Drake has been a champion of timeless electronic body music in Aotearoa across the past two decades.
Each performance a hypersonic melting pot of muscular house jams, Detroit motorbass and hypnotic analogue techno grooves.
Drawing inspiration from the astral arpeggios of 70s Krautrock, through to the ragged Balearic vagabond synth pop of the 80s and the 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 a decade-running Slipstream radio on George FM, running club nights such as Beatstreet, touring internationals through Flexx., and being part of the products team at Serato HQ.
International support for:
Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, Ame, DJ Koze, KiNK, Booka Shade, M.A.N.D.Y., Michael Mayer, Floating Points, Claude Von Stroke, Huxley, Detroit Swindle, Lee Curtiss, DJ T, Steve Bug, Stimming, H.O.S.H., François Kevorkian, Stacey Pullen, Kevin Saunderson, Matthew Dear, Adam Beyer, Nic Fanciulli, Deetron, Steffi, Virginia, Tama Sumo, Vincenzo, Kruse & Nurnberg, Djuma Soundsystem, Superpitcher, Tiger Stripes, 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