NB – VENUE CHANGE – SPECIAL CLUB SHOW at CORSICA STUDIOS. Original tickets for the Scala will be valid for Corsica Studios.
MATTHEW DEAR is a man of many different guises, whether creating and remixing under his own name, or one of his alter-egos – Jabberjaw, False, and Audion. Depending on who you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader.
He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He’s had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he’s made mixes for the Fabric mix series and Get Physical’s Body Language.
Matthew Dear’s new album, ‘Black City’, is an album centred around the Black City that Matthew Dear has created. The Black City can’t be found on any map. It’s a composite, an imaginary metropolis peopled by desperate cases, lovelorn souls, and amoral motives. Like most literary Gothams, Black City is a place to love and hate, as seedy as a nightclub’s back room and as seductive as the promise of power. Matthew Dear, the musician, may live in New York City, but the Matthew Dear of Black City inhabits a sound-world unlike any other: a monument to the shadowy side of urban life that bumps and creaks, shudders and wakes up screaming in the middle of the night. Black City is Matthew Dear’s third album on Ghostly International, and it’s his darkest and most engrossing work to date. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he’s just hitting his stride.
London based five piece DUOLOGUE emerged last year from a number of self curated events across the city. Fusing patched up electronic music over stomping guitar-driven marches, rumbling bottom end bass and atmospheric violin and vocals the result is a unique sound and an audio journey of epic proportions. The ethos behind their majestically experimental yet melodic songs is to the serve the sound and make the music centre stage.
A club-brand of four years vintage, and stage hosts, BLOGGER’S DELIGHT carved a niche for themselves by throwing tiny, free Sundays at the Lock Tavern, in Camden, making it the unlikely setting for an intimate raving atmosphere. Along the way, they’ve played host to Justice, Brodinski, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve and Simian Mobile Disco, and offered debuts to many big names in forward-thinking electronic music. Growing symbiotically with the night, which now takes place regularly in Paris, Lausanne, Athens, Amsterdam and all over the UK, the resident DJs (CASPER C, SKULL JUICE and NIKNIKNIK) have done a great job of observing a safe distance from the latest scenes and fads, staying true to their commitment to a music policy which maintains a fine balance between the timeless, and the novel.