A Night With... Matthew Dear - 03-12-11 London

Words by: Clare Scott
Posted: 28/11/11 13:19

A Night With… Matthew DearWith the festive season rapidly approaching, many of us will be planning our last few shindigs of the year. But before we make the all-important decision of where to spend New Year’s Eve, A Night With... offers us a pretty good party to wrap up its inaugural series. Minimal guru Matthew Dear is next to take the headline, following on from top players including Derrick Carter, Ellen Allien and Tiefschwarz.

Matthew, with a musical career spanning over 12 years, and collaborations with labels Spectral Sound, Ghostly, M nusand Perlon under his belt, couldn’t be better placed to round up the A Night With installments.

In case you’ve forgotten, A Night With... is all about one single DJ taking to the spotlight for a full eight-hour set. Think of all the nights you’ve gone to – how long have you waited until the headliner comes on?

Usually, it’s around 2 a.m., right? Not at A Night With...; this is where you’ll literally spend the entire evening with one big name from start to finish, and where you’ll witness a soundscape that spans the artist’s entire musical career.

On Saturday 3rd December, Matthew picks up where Radio Slave left off in November. Matthew, a Texan native, cites his influences as the outstanding composer Brian Eno, new wave 80s act Talking Heads and non-other than the icon David Bowie. The result of these influences is a sound that’s progressive, laced with vocals, a retro vibe, and hints of Detroit house sneaking in, too. Take a listen to for yourself and it’s undeniable that Matthew has something highly original going on.

As usual, the A Night With... venue is top secret and will be announced just before the event. With the party taking place in just under a week, that announcement should be coming any minute now. Keep your eyes and ears open – A Night With... is back for one final session and they themselves promise it to be “Leaving 2011 with something special.

A Night With...Matthew Dear - Saturday 3rd December - Time: 10pm – 6am - Secret Location London

A Night With...Matthew Dear
Saturday 3rd December - Time: 10pm – 6am - Secret Location London
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