hidden keys by matek [ft. farrah theresa]
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As we draw close to the release of future noir, here’s the latest single from the album. I wrote this song with the talented Farrah Theresa, while we were both still living in Cape Town. This … Read More

‘Love Yourself First’ by Fifi Rong
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The talented Fifi Rong returns with her latest single, Love Yourself First. It’s an immersive, delicate, bass-heavy, soulful production that juxtaposes themes of self-doubt and self confidence, through a soothing yet emotional vocal delivery. The lyrics … Read More

Fifi Rong’s New Single ‘Distance’ (The Ideal Isolation Anthem)
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During these crazy times I have been listening to a lot of music. Music helps me to stay focused, inspires me to create, and always elevates my environment. Especially during quarantine when I find myself sitting … Read More

// manifestation.code
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Here’s an experimental soundscape I created years ago: a tool to align your mind with the frequency of manifestation. I’ve revisited this track recently because might be useful during this shared time of indoors introspection. The … Read More

music video // kaboom by matek
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One of the highlights for me during our time in Lisbon was exploring Almada. Almada is a city across the river from Lisbon, on the south bank of the Tagus. The city is well known for … Read More

What is #futurenoir?
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A while ago I had an idea for my latest matek album. This album started its life as a story. The story follows the previous story I published: after the events that take place in The … Read More

Review: Fifi Rong x LO – The Crown EP
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Fifi Rong returns with a new EP, accompanied by Berlin-based producer LO. The four track EP consists of a collection of breezy summer jams, fusing Fifi’s seductive, Chinese-influenced avant-pop sensibilities with LO’s anthemic European dance rhythms. … Read More

How to Manifest Anything You Want
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Sitting in my Paris apartment one afternoon last summer, I felt inspired to write. There were a few thoughts running through my mind I had been wanting to capture, and possibly share. I took a moment … Read More

Fifi Rong: Music, Crowdfunding, and the Awake EP
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The first time I heard Fifi Rong‘s voice was on Tricky’s 2013 album False Idols. Her unique vocals and melodies caught my attention, and when I tracked down more of her music, I discovered she is … Read More

Glamaticus brings the Summer Rain
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I first met Derrick Shadrack aka Glamaticus while walking along the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town a few years ago. I was hanging out with my friend Toby, and Derrick’s skateboarding caught our attention. Impressed … Read More

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