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Matthew Dear and His Varied Musical Interests


Listen to Matthew Dear’s microhouse, and it is more than a little obvious that he grew up in Michigan. The producer’s entrée into music was through Detroit tech, tech-house, and ghettotech, and you can hear those influences in his early work. In the years since, his interests have veered more toward house and darkwave, and he’s added vocals and synths to his records.

The 34-year-old, who has toured with acts like Hot Chip, Interpol, and Depeche Mode, also has another musical alias, Audion, which he’s been increasingly focusing on since 2013.

This might explain why it’s been five years since Dear’s last studio album, Beams, but if his latest single “Wrong With Us” is any indication, he’s currently in a deep-house phase.

Matthew Dear
At 10 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at Halcyon. Free-$20; halcyon-sf.com

Jessie Schiewe @j_schiewe

Jessie Schiewe was the Music Editor for SF Weekly from Fall 2015 to Summer 2017. She is now the editor and publisher of OK Whatever (www.okwhatever.org), an online publication dedicated to all things weird and strange. You can send her mail at jessie@okwhatever.org.

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