it’s the freedom that we all need…

dance with me [acoustic mix]

so far this has been a year of major collaborations.

i have mostly been working on material for simulacra, which is my new live trip-hop project with lentegeur. he is one of my favourite producers right now and i’m grateful to be working with him. i am also remixing a couple of tracks from his angelic nature EP. you can download or stream his EP here.

i have recorded some music with wild sage. she is a super talented singer and songwriter, and i am producing a collection of her songs that will be released soon.

i’ve written a couple of new stories for my paracosmos project. check out the first chapter if you haven’t read it yet. it starts out as an illustrated autobiographical blog, but this is only the beginning of something bigger. i have exciting developments planned for this platform and am in the process of putting all the pieces into place.

in the midst of this creative explosion, i have somehow found the time to start working on my next EP. i have recorded 2 songs for it so far.

here is one of them:

this is the first time that i have recorded and shared one of my acoustic songs. i’m also working on an electronic remix, but there is something i like about the stripped-down raw essence of this version. just me and my guitar, singing from my heart. it’s different to anything i have released before and i wanted to share this.

dance with me is dedicated to an amazing person i met recently, a fellow digital nomad who inspired me to write this song. you know who you are. thank you for being your wonderful self.

i’m off to canada again tomorrow for another adventure. the studio sessions will continue when i get back to the mother city, and i will post more new music soon.

keep on dancing.

a taste of things to come

i have been working on new material, got some fresh music coming in the new year.

here’s a little song seed in the meantime.

more to come.

happy 2014!

dorileela kutai – peace in the middle east [matek RMX]

Dorileela Kutai - Peace in the Middle East [matek RMX]

check out matek‘s remix of dorileela kutai‘s track, peace in the middle east. the original track is from her embryo EP.

written and performed by dorileela kutai. produced by peter christensen. remixed by matek.

get the EP on iTunes to hear more of her music.

new dawn [DELUXE EDITION] is now available!

new dawn [DELUXE EDITION]

the new dawn [DELUXE EDITION] features 2 bonus remixes and a music video, and now available on RAW MAGICK RADIO. check it out.

NEW DAWN MEGAMIX [teaser EP]

NEW DAWN MEGAMIX

NEW DAWN MEGAMIX by matek – dropping April 2013.

In the meantime, here’s a teaser EP featuring mashups and remixes from matek’s upcoming NEW DAWN MEGAMIX. download and enjoy!

tracklist:

matek x the cure = kingdomsong
matek x vanessa nova x grimes = dragon statue
matek x the glitch mob x evil nine = all the space dust
matek = shine bright [remix]

shine bright [remix] – FREE download!

shine bright [remix]
i am currently working on the NEW DAWN MEGAMIX for RAW MAGICK RADIO, which will be available soon.
In the meantime, here’s a free download to give you a taste of things to come. Enjoy!

NEW DAWN is here!

happy solstice to everyone!!

NEW DAWN is now live and officially available for download. to celebrate the emergence of the new paradigm, i have decided to give the album away for FREE (with the option to pay if you want to).

all i ask is that you share this album if you like it.

ENJOY!

there’s a new dawn in sight…

walking on an ancient path
we’ve come so far
we can’t look back
grant us all the strength
of the ones who came before

we’re the warriors of the light
blazing trails into the night
we know what we came to do
so we march forth
and follow through

together we stand
fulfilling a grand plan
and we’re standing
on the edge of a threshold
it’s time to break thru
you know what to do
remain in your truth
as we’re keepin’ hope alive
we stive to unite the tribes

striving to unite
warriors of the light
in this battle we fight
there’s a new dawn in sight

planting the seeds and letting it grow
reaping the fruits and letting it show
we’re just applying what we know
the time is now, all systems are go

it’s never too late
just like it’s never too soon
we be expressing our essence
thru these luminous coccoons

slice thru dark with the sword of truth
keep the transition nice and smooth
live life like we’ve got nothing to lose
always keepin’ on the move

we’re the warriors of the light
blazing trails into the night
we know what we came to do
so we march forth
and follow through!

matek: words, music
vanessa nova: words

time to take it all to another state…

take a look around, see what’s going on
everything is changing, before our very eyes
the old ways are collapsing, it’s all crumbling down
there’s no need for this to come as a surprise

the system has been broken and it’s burning out
surface from these ashes, like a phoenix we will rise
a world with equal rights for everyone
build a new foundation so that all of us can thrive

this is what we’re here to do
out with the old, and in with the new
see it from a bird’s eye view
living our passion, speaking our truth

creating new solutions
plant the seeds for liberation
so that we can all be free

active participation
in this revolution
it’s time for our awakening

open your eyes…
clear out your mind…
it’s from the void that we create

it’s the collapse…
we’re not going to relapse…
as we take it all to another state

open your eyes…
clear out your mind…
it’s from the void that we create

it’s the collapse…
we’re not going to relapse…
time to take it all to another state

have you ever wondered what are you doing here?
what are you meant to do, is your purpose clear?
there’s a reason and a rhyme for every one of you
so go and find your passion and follow through

yeah yeah
yeah yeah
yeah yeah
listen to me

yeah yeah
yeah yeah
yeah yeah
be who you want to be

open your eyes…
clear out your mind…
it’s from the void that we create

it’s the collapse…
we’re not going to relapse…
time to take it all to another state

open your eyes…
clear out your mind…
it’s from the void that we create

it’s the collapse…
we’re not going to relapse…
time to take it all to another state

matek: words, rhythm guitar, bass, beats
tanya: words, lead guitar

and the world keeps spinning round and round…

what will it take to
feed all the children
when are we going to
learn from our mistakes

what will it take to
live with compassion
when will we begin
to maintain that state

and the world keeps spinning round and round
got my crown in the sky and my roots in the ground

what will it take to
heal the nations
when are we going to
learn how to relate

what will it take to
free our companions
when are we going to
do just what it takes

and the world keeps spinning round and round
got my crown in the sky and my roots in the ground
it all keeps moving up and down
we’re riding this wave because we’re future bound

when will we learn to
move with the rhythms
when are we going to
open up our hearts

when will we learn to
let go of opinions
it’s time for each of
us to play our parts

and the world keeps spinning round and round
got my crown in the sky and my roots in the ground
it all keeps moving up and down
we’re paving the way because we’re future bound

the revolution’s taking place in our hearts and our minds
the world is rearranging as we open up our eyes
let go of what holds us back, we’ve cut away the ties
we can make a difference if we prioritize

we landed on this planet to create paradise
focused on the mission, no room for compromise
if you see the vision, put your fists in the sky
babylon has fallen, time for avalon to rise

and the world keeps spinning round and round…