Matthew Dear

Matthew Dear

Genre: Electronic | Price: $10,000 - $15,000


About The Artist

Initially emerging as a favorite of the minimal techno scene during the early 2000s, Matthew Dear gradually developed a highly unique style of experimental electropop, winning over indie crowds and critics. First surfacing with a series of inventive club 12"s, he began incorporating his own Bowie-inspired vocals into his productions on his 2003 full-length debut, Leave Luck to Heaven, successfully fusing experimental techno with pop. While he still made club-tailored instrumentals under the names Audion, False, and Jabberjaw, his material under his own name increasingly became more lyric-driven, with ambitious albums such as 2010's Black City and 2012's Beams featuring slower tempos and more introspective songwriting. Performing with a live band, he's opened for major acts like Depeche Mode and Interpol on their world tours. Aside from his own productions and performances, he remains an in-demand DJ, and has released notable mixes such as 2017's DJ-Kicks. After releasing 2018's Bunny, a pop-focused album featuring collaborations with Tegan and Sara, he revisited his vast archive of unreleased material with collections like 2021's country-influenced Preacher's Sigh & Potion: Lost Album.