From the dark sweaty hypnotism of acid house, to the bodyshaking compression of modern electro tech, through the soul-binding magic of nu-Detroit epics and the sexy machine funk of jacking minimalism, Matt Drake weaves and twists you through an sonic odyssey of breathtaking proportions.
Matt has been spinning his wares for the past 15 years, always keeping his eye firmly on the future, playing the most innovative, body rocking cuts spliced, melted and served up in a seamless sonic sauce that has shown him to be one of New Zealand's most innovative dancefloor talents.
He emerged on to the Auckland club scene at the age of 14, playing at some of the city's most formative underground clubs and warehouse parties. His insatiable appetite for new and cutting-edge music, as well as an adventurous and dynamic mixing style soon caught the attention of the infamous 'rebel alliance', and before long Matt was playing across Auckland and throughout New Zealand.
Matt is a staple support act for leading international techno & house DJs, and has played alongside: Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, François Kevorkian, Booka Shade, M.A.N.D.Y., DJ T, Steve Bug, Michael Mayer, Stimming, H.O.S.H., Audion/Matthew Dear, Claude Von Stroke, Stacey Pullen, Kevin Saunderson, Jeff Mills & Derrick May, Tiger Stripes, Djuma Soundsystem, Nic Fanciulli, Thomas Schumacher, Superpitcher, Dirt Crew, Aril Brikha, Vincenzo, Kruse & Nurnberg, Tom Clark, Deetron, Steve Rachmad, Adam Beyer, Christian Smith, Cari Lekebusch, Steve Bicknell, Mike Grant, Thomas P. Heckman (Drax), Ben Sims, Freddie Fresh, Cristian Vogel, Der Dritte Raum, Claude Young, Dario Zenker, Kevin Griffiths, Lee Curtiss.
Returning from the future with Matt Drake!
- Fri 3 Aug - Hooch - Wellington
Renegade dance floor bombers dropping lethal doses of retrofitted underground house and robot controlled cruise tech.
- Sat 17 Mar - Ink Bar - Auckland
It’s that time again… Beatstreet is back to kick 2009 into the next level.
- Fri 30 Jan - Ink Bar - Auckland
We're back from the future for another sonic space odyssey.
- Sat 10 Oct - Ink Bar - Auckland
Beatstreet stikes back with another high dose of sci-fi boogietech, subsonic basement jams, and carnival freak funk.
- Fri 4 Dec - Ink Bar - Auckland
Prepare to journey into the outer regions of Universal Boogie, Maxi-house, Basswise, Slum Funk and booty shaking future tech.
- Sat 17 Jul - Ink Bar - Auckland
Taking over your favorite ghettoblaster, basement and bartenders for another installment of much needed winter mayhem.
- Fri 8 Jul - Ink Bar - Auckland
Beatstreet is back to spread the dancefloor love this September.
- Fri 23 Sep - Ink Bar - Auckland
Beatstreet gets back, down and dirty with another installment of your favourite underground jam!
- Sat 26 Nov - Ink Bar - Auckland
Deep within the groove the machine pulses to the beat.
- Sat 30 Jun - Ink Bar - Auckland
Next level bionic bass mayhem and groove annihilation.
- Sat 24 Nov - Ink Bar - Auckland
The best in spectral house, neon tech and voodoo rhythms.
- Sat 4 May - Ink Bar - Auckland
Kickstart your Easter weekend in style with a host of your favorite DJs.
- Thu 1 Apr - Ink Bar - Auckland
Our future funk rangers are out on patrol...
- Sat 28 Feb - Soho bar - Gisborne