Matthew Dear: Bloc11 set

The man from Ghostly

Matthew Dear took to the main stage for the closing party of the 2011 festival hosted by Belfast techno dons ‘Shine’. The simple, revelatory truth is that no-one knows how to drive a dancefloor quite like the avant-pop minimalist pin-up from Michigan. Even when he splits his sound across a whole spectrum of styles and aliases (Audion, False and his genre bending live band) the sheer power-to-move embedded in his audio DNA comes through loud and crystal clear every time.