For the past two decades Matt Drake has been a champion of timeless electronic body music in Auckland City.
Combining the finest dancefloor-optimised grooves with an effortless command of the crowd, Drake maintains a solid position at the forefront of the New Zealand club scene.
A deft technologist behind the decks and dynamic audio manipulator – each performance a hypersonic melting pot of muscular house jams, Detroit motorbass and sizzling analogue techno grooves.
Drawing inspiration from the astral arpeggios of 70s Krautrock, through to the ragged Balearic vagabond synth pop of the 80s and the proto-rave machine rhythms of the 90s.
Equally at home in underground basement clubs, inner city lofts, and open air festivals, Matt Drake honed his skills with multiple residencies and support for the worlds premier DJs, alongside countless guest appearances throughout New Zealand's leading club institutions and parties.
International support for: Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Booka Shade, M.A.N.D.Y., DJ T, Steve Bug, Michael Mayer, Ame, Matthew Dear, Huxley, Claude Von Stroke, Deetron, Jeff Mills, Stacey Pullen, Nic Fanciulli, Floating Points, Stimming, H.O.S.H., François Kevorkian, Vincenzo, Kruse & Nurnberg, Djuma Soundsystem, Superpitcher, Tiger Stripes, Dirt Crew, Tom Clark, Adam Beyer, Christian Smith, Cari Lekebusch, Aril Brikha, Steve Rachmad, Thomas Schumacher, Ben Sims, Steve Bicknell, Claude Young, Mike Grant, Cristian Vogel, Thomas P. Heckman (Drax), Lee Coombs, Tobias Thomas, Alex Smoke, Kevin Griffiths, Dario Zenker, 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
Beatstreet is back with another datafunk transmission.
- Sat 26 Oct - 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
Poker Flat recordings head honcho plays NZ for the first time!
- Fri 7 Mar - Coherent K'Rd - Auckland