Andrei Matei, also known under the monkier “Harddrive”, has spent years promoting DnB, Jungle, and Bass shows in the Austin, TX area as a member of the Everyday Junglist and SUBstanceTX crews. While taking a bit of a break from the DnB world currently, Andrei is still passionate about helping to further the DnB movement in Central Texas.
In 2016 and 2018, Andrei was an official showcasing artist at SxSW and has opened for numerous renowned DnB acts including Camo & Krooked, Mob Tactics, Quadrant & Iris, Kasper, Enei, Jaybee, Random Movement, Ben Soundscape & Collette Warren, Dave Owen, Q-Bik, and Sage. In the past decade, Andrei has played and booked various artists for his previous residency at the 4th longest running DnB weekly in the US — Sonar DnB. In 2014, Andrei also became one of the founding members of Drum-Soul, a jazzy, soulful, liquid-infused DnB night.
While initially starting with his first true love — liquid DnB, Andrei expanded his repertoire to include deep/dark/minimal, dancefloor, jump-up, and old-school jungle styles. Throughout a Harddrive set, you can hear each of these influences and often accompanied with the conscious vibes of Rasta Sol, a talented jungle-centric MC, who breathes energy and life into his sets.
Stay tuned to harddrivednb.com for upcoming shows in and around Austin, TX and be sure to check out music.andreimatei.com for his non-DnB endeavors.
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