Matthew Dear

Matthew Dear

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Matthew Dear
Matthew Dear's most recent excursions have found him at the doorsteps of the minimal-but-funky regime of techno music. Inspired by pioneers like, Mike Inc., Thomas Brinkmann, and Ricardo Villalobos, Dear has ingested, manipulated and re-introduced his version of this always changing and innovative realm of sound creation. Recent acceptance into the legendary Plus 8 roster and ever-popular Berlin based, Perlon label has solidified Dear as a viable source for pushing the boundaries of modern dance music while at the same time remaining focused on the simple goal of making people dance.
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Matthew Dear Discography


SPC-11 Matthew Dear Leave Luck To Heaven (Album) Spectral Sound SPC-11 US 2003 Sell This Version
SPC-21 Matthew Dear Backstroke (MiniAlbum, Album) Spectral Sound SPC-21 US 2004 Sell This Version
Fabric53 Matthew Dear As Audion Matthew Dear As Audion - Fabric 27 Fabric (London) Fabric53 UK 2006 Sell This Version
GI-65A Matthew Dear Asa Breed (Album) Ghostly International GI-65A US 2007 Sell This Version
GI-120 Matthew Dear Black City (Album, Comp) Ghostly International GI-120 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
GI-155 Matthew Dear Beams (Album) Ghostly International GI-155 US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GHS-001 Matthew Dear / Daisha Matthew Dear / Daisha - Hands Up For Detroit(12") Ghostly International GHS-001 US 1999 Sell This Version
SPC-01 Matthew Dear Irreparably Dented(12") Spectral Sound SPC-01 US 2000 Sell This Version
SPC-03 Matthew Dear Stealing Moves(12") Spectral Sound SPC-03 US 2002 Sell This Version
SPC-10 Matthew Dear Dog Days Spectral Sound SPC-10 US 2003 Sell This Version
SPC 6 Matthew Dear EP1 (EP) Spectral Sound SPC 6 US 2003 Sell This Version
SPC-07 Matthew Dear EP2(12", EP) Spectral Sound SPC-07 US 2003 Sell This Version
SPC? Matthew Dear Anger Management / Future Never Again Spectral Sound SPC? US 2004 Sell This Version
GI-66 Matthew Dear Don And Sherri (Single) Ghostly International GI-66 US 2007 Sell This Version
GI-64 Matthew Dear Deserter (Maxi, Single) Ghostly International GI-64 US 2007 Sell This Version
SPC-64 Matthew Dear Dog Days: The Robsoul Remixes Spectral Sound SPC-64 US 2008 Sell This Version
GI-076 Matthew Dear Pom Pom(10", Ltd) Ghostly International GI-076 US 2008 Sell This Version
GI-125 Matthew Dear Little People (Black City) Ghostly International GI-125 US 2010 Sell This Version
GI-130 Matthew Dear You Put A Smell On Me(12", Ltd) Ghostly International GI-130 US 2010 Sell This Version
GI-135 Matthew Dear Slowdance EP (EP) Ghostly International GI-135 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Interpol, School Of Seven Bells And Matthew Dear Interpol, School Of Seven Bells And Matthew Dear - Tour EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label (Interpol Self-Released) none US 2011
GI-156 Matthew Dear Her Fantasy (Single) Ghostly International GI-156 US 2012 Sell This Version
GI-151 Matthew Dear Headcage EP (EP) Ghostly International GI-151 US 2012 Sell This Version
GI-164 Matthew Dear Earthforms(CDr, Single, Promo) Ghostly International GI-164 UK 2012 Sell This Version
SPC-111 Matthew Dear Fighting Is Futile Remixes Spectral Sound SPC-111 US 2013 Sell This Version

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July 22, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
Staccato percussion and fat ass bass lines!! What's not to love? Most of Matthew's stuff is not what I would say on the deep, thought provoking side of minimal electronic music (unless you're thinking how loud you can possibly play his stuff without causing permanent structural damage). It’s just good fun micro-house and Cologne technopop that will have your grandma on the floor shaking her booty.

EP1, EP2, and his Jabberjaw release on Perlon are absolute must haves, also check out his False alias for more traditional minimal sounds but with his own signature funk. In the end, you can't go wrong with any of his releases.

If you get a chance to see him live... GO!! It's amazing what one guy and a laptop can do, he will bring the house down... guaranteed.


May 17, 2003
Matthew Dear not only knows what people want to hear on the floor, but also how they want to feel. I can't say that I have heard anything he has released that is not magnificent, be it minimal, glitchy, funky, or just dark and nasty.


March 12, 2003
The two releses as False on Plus8, warsaw bread and .wav pool are absolutely amazing. utterly gut wrenching basslines and stripped down glitchy riffs... exactly the sort of thing you'd expect Hawtins label to put out at the minute.

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