Matthew Dear (Ghostly International)
Superpitcher of Pachanga Boys (Kompakt)
We are excited to announce that Le Bain will feature Matthew Dear (Ghostly International) and Superpitcher of Pachanga Boys (Kompakt) for its New Year's Eve party on December 31, 2012 on the 18th floor of The Standard, High Line.
Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He’s had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he’s made mixes for Get Physical’s Body Language and Fabric mix series. He maintains four aliases (Audion, False, Jabberjaw, and Matthew Dear), each with its own style and distinct visual identity. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he’s just hitting his stride.
Matthew Dear’s latest full-length, 2012’s BEAMS, is both a drastic departure from and worthy successor to Black City’s gothic masterwork. A suite of weird, wild, and queasily optimistic rhythm-driven pop songs, Beams is the latest chapter in the continuing evolution of one of music’s most fascinating minds. After over a decade of exploring pop’s outer limits, Matthew Dear now inhabits a rarified corner of the musical universe: no longer tethered to any one genre, respected by his peers, and blessed with a bottomless well of creative energy. Now is Matthew Dear’s moment, and it sounds like nothing else.
Superpitcher grew up in the south of Germany, alone and lonely. He started to collect music at 16, seduced by the soft sounds of Prefab Sprout, Scritti Politti, and Roxy Music. A decade later he found himself working in the distribution department of KOMPAKT and found new heroes – Wolfgang Voigt, Chain Reaction, Joerg Burger and Air Liquide – men that linked his sonic youth and adult aspirations. Following the release of his landmark 2001 single, “Heroin” he gave up work, deciding to forge a new nocturnal lifestyle, increasing his DJing, steadied his socializing and worked on perfecting his studio production skills – nothing less than engulfing electronic pop and shimmering, glimmering techno.
Today, Superpitcher has managed to accumulate a lovely discography of diversity including his unforgettable version of Brian Eno’s “Baby’s On Fire”, the acclaimed full length “Here Comes Love” and "Kilimanjaro", the adored mix CD “Today” and remixes for many including Dntel, Quarks, M83 and DJ Hell. Superpitcher is also one half of 2012 break through 'Hippie Dance' artists Pachanga Boys with Mexican producer Rebolledo.
Open in Spring 2010 on the 18th floor of the Standard, High Line, Le Bain has become a key player in the New York nightlife with its amazing view on the Manhattan skyline, a perfect sound system, a huge terrace (which is NY hottest spot to enjoy the sunset) and its infamous pool. But first and foremost Le Bain emphasis has been the music with line-ups including A-Trak, Diplo, Boysnoize, Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb, DJ Mehdi, Matthew Dear, Nicolas Jaar, Dennis Ferrer, Aeroplane, Questlove, Danny Krivit, The Magician, Derrick Carter, John Talabot, Brodinski, Gesaffelstein, Thugfucker, Louie Vega, Sasha, M.A.N.D.Y, François K, Busy P, Dimitri from Paris, live shows by The Rapture, Chromatics, Twin Shadow, Tanlines, Blood Diamond and many more! Le Bain is getting ready for 2013 with some new projects and lots of surprises.
The Standard, High Line
444 W 13th street