Matt Drake

Matt Drake has been a champion of timeless electronic body music in Aotearoa for more than two decades. His style is a hypersonic melting pot of cosmic house jams and hypnotic Detroit techno grooves. Drawing inspiration from the astral arpeggios of 70s Krautrock, ragged Balearic vagabond synth pop of the 80s and proto-rave machine rhythms of the 90s. Matt has dedicated his life to music – being a core part of New Zealand’s dance music scene since the early 90s – touring around the leading clubs, festivals and venues, being a founding member of Nurture Recordings, running Crucial Records on Auckland’s High Street, hosting Slipstream radio on George FM, running club nights such as Beatstreet, Energy Flash and Body Jack, alongside touring internationals alongside a technologist at Serato HQ and inMusic Corp.