RA.306 Matthew Dear - 2012.04.09

RA.306 Matthew Dear - 2012.04.09


One of electronic music's best-loved artists brings the heat.

There aren't many examples of artists who are equally as comfortable crafting esoteric minimal techno as they are standing on stage fronting a band. Having been active on the scene now for over a decade, Texas-born artist Matthew Dear has come to enjoy a ­­­­unique standing within electronic music by pursuing each of his sonic interests with equal vigour. Ghostly International and its club-orientated offshoot Spectral, the imprint Dear co-founded with Sam Valenti IV at the end of the '90s, has been the platform for most of these explorations.

Countless 12-inches either under his own name or as Audion—the alias Dear frequently donned to delve into more rank strains of techno—have been put out through the label, while Minus/Plus 8 was also a regular home for his False moniker during the mid-'00s. It was in 2007 that Dear made the formative steps towards the artist we now know. The warmly received Asa Breed album saw Dear stepping out front and centre with his Big Hands band, turning to an electronic pop sound which would continue three years later on the equally as impressive Black City.

Dear says below that he "didn't want to think about trends" when recording RA.306, and the result is a mix that, true to his word, sounds suspended between time and genre; music from DJ Bone, Planetary Assault Systems, Radio Slave and Gemini help him achieve this goal.

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http://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?id=306


Matthew Dear DJ Set at SAFE - Electric Pickle, Miami - 10.22.2011




Matthew Dear DJ Set at SAFE - Electric Pickle, Miami - 10.22.2011
Recorded live using: Eventide Space, Eventide TimeFactor, Elektron Octatrack, Traktor Scratch Pro, Allen & Heath Xone:92
http://www.safemusic.us