matik

matik

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Dance? Rock? Matik does it all. Just listen to their self-titled debut album. They’ve struck a winning recipe – simultaneously familiar and different, embodying Amsterdam’s melting pot of (musical) cultures and open tolerance. Amsterdam’s got Matik. London, New York, Oslo and Cologne beware!

Biography

MATIK
Catwalks, long car rides and hip dance parties - the five members of Matik take it all on in stride – that’s where they feel at home. Sidestepping the ‘nice and easy’, Amsterdam based Matik does not conform to prefabricated niches and genres. Categorizing Matik is not simple. They fuse together seeming polar opposites – harmoniously capturing the energy of the clash.
That’s what makes Matik Matik.
Still, one can always make references. Matik has the energy of new rave, the timelessness of krautrock, the mystery of Norwegian cosmic disco, the deep sounds of techno and the upbeat songs of New York’s contemporary no wave. It’s all brought together – redefined and rearranged, rough edges blunted and smooth lines sharpened. The result is Matik – energetic, mysterious, daring, melancholic, timeless, yet in the now.
The success of this formula was first recognized when Matik won the Amsterdamse Popprijs and the Grote Prijs van Nederland. They continued by picking up the Gouden Kabouter for best dance act, were selected as 3FM Serious Talent and chosen for 3voor12 Single Of The Week. They shared the stage with Goose, Chick Chick Chick, Infadels and Shit Disco, and played at 5 Days Off!, Amsterdam Dance Event, De Beschaving, Mysteryland, Dance Valley and Solar. They brought down the house at Sugar Factory, Noorderslag, Club Elf, Melkweg and Paradiso.
Dance? Rock? Matik does it all. Just listen to their self-titled debut album. They’ve struck a winning recipe – simultaneously familiar and different, embodying Amsterdam’s melting pot of (musical) cultures and open tolerance.
Amsterdam’s got Matik. London, New York, Oslo and Cologne beware!
Matik is Niels (beats en synths), Peter (vocals), Maarten (guitar), Sajoscha (bass) and Marschall (drums).

www.matik.nl . matik.hyves.nl . myspace.com/matikspace

Discography

Dance it off! (track) used in Heineken commercial
Dance it off! single + remixes released december 2007 - Black label records
2009 - Play (single) PIAS / MATIK
2009 - PIAS / MATIK - (full lenght Album)

Set List

Matik set is anything between 30 and 60 minutes
we don't play covers.

Too clever
Echo
ready for love
Go to your job
Break it
Dance it off
Inside out
Raise your hands
fascination
Dont wanna
Play
available