FIXED w/ Matthew Dear at Good Room | Brooklyn, NY | February 3rd, 2018
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FIXED w/ MATTHEW DEAR



  • Date:Saturday, February 03, 2018
  • Venue:Good Room
  • Address:98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • Age:21+
  • Artists:Matthew Dear, JDH, Dave P, A Running Melody
  • Promoters:Fixed
  • Time:10:00 PM – 05:00 AM

MATTHEW DEAR

Depending on whom 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. Hes had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; hes made mixes for Get Physicals Body Language and Fabric mix series. He maintains four aliases (Audion, False, Jabberjaw, and Matthew Dear), each with its own style and distinct visual identity. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to and hes just hitting his stride.

Matthew Dears 2003 full-length debut, Leave Luck to Heaven, is a suite of sparse, wickedly funky house laced with Dear’s deep, distinctive vocals, and includes the much-loved single Dog Days (voted one of Pitchforks Top 100 Songs of the Decade). The record was met with rapturous acclaim from both the dance-music establishment and the critical press, including a four-star review in Rolling Stone. The 2007 follow-up, Asa Breed, is a considerable departure from Heavens dancefloor excursions, incorporating the polyrhythms of Afrobeat, the irreverent pop sensibilities of Brian Eno, and the austere beauty of Krautrock. More four-stars reviews followed, and Dear subsequently began touring with a live three-piece band, Matthew Dears Big Hands, in which Dear acted as frontman, commanding the stage with a Bryan Ferry-like swagger and a gentlemans grace.

2010 saw the release of Dears watershed third album, Black City, a darkly playful sound-world that envelops the listener like the arms of a malevolent lover. Black City was met with near-unanimous critical praise, earning top marks from Mojo, Uncut, Q, URB, and the Village Voice, ending up on countless year-end lists, and earning Pitchfork’s coveted Best New Music nod. A worldwide tour followed, in which Dear and a newly expanded band continued to hone their live chops with vicious focus.

Matthew Dears latest full-length, 2012’s Beams, is both a drastic departure from and worthy successor to _Black City_s gothic masterwork. A suite of weird, wild, and queasily optimistic rhythm-driven pop songs, Beams is the latest chapter in the continuing evolution of one of music’s most fascinating minds. After over a decade of exploring pops outer limits, Matthew Dear now inhabits a rarified corner of the musical universe: no longer tethered to any one genre, respected by his peers, and blessed with a bottomless well of creative energy. Now is Matthew Dears moment, and it sounds like nothing else.

On stage, Matthew Dear performs with a multi-pieced live band, unraveling the tightly wound album tracks into kaleidoscopic walls of sound. They have supported Interpol, Hot Chip and Depeche Mode on their world tours, and have performed sold-out shows from London to New York City.

DAVE P

Since 2000 Dave P. has presented and DJ’d Philly’s Making Time events which have hosted performances from some of the raddest bands from around the world. This May Making Time will be celebrating 17 years of HYPER-RADNESS. The popularity of Dave P’s DJ sets have landed him a monthly radio show at one of the East coast’s most respected and widely listened to commercial-free radio stations, 88.5 WXPN. His Making Time RADio show on WXPN has gained thousands of fans worldwide and has become a breaking ground for some of the biggest indie and dance music tracks of our time. Dave has also worked as a producer and remixer along with production partner Adam Sparkles, who together have produced original tracks including Sunday Night in Glasgow, Hoover Apprentice, Delaze and Tuesday’s Gone and have remixed Bloc Party, Klaxons, Holy Hail, Pin Me Down, Of Montreal among others. Dave P. is one half of New York’s FIXED party, along with his partner JDH, and is a resident at some of the New York’s raddest clubs including Le Bain & Output. Along with FIXED DJ partner JDH they have toured as support DJ for Soulwax Night Versions & Simian Mobile Disco on their North American and European tours. Dave P. has DJ’d several festivals in US and Europe including Coachella, Electric Zoo, Wavefront Fest, FYF, Virgin Fest, Panorama Fest and Primavera Sound.