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

Top 10 albums of 2017
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The album. Once a ubiquitous statement, an artist’s manifesto, a cohesive platform for long-form expression… Today the album seems to have taken a step back, where the focus of music consumers is more on playlists, singles, … Read More

Elemental Journey: Revisited
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A while back I started working on an ambient track, called Earth. This was going to be the first track on my first ambient album. The idea for the project was simple: Four tracks. Earth. Water. … Read More

New release: << REWIND EP
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After many hours of studio tinkering, I’m excited to announce the release of the << REWIND EP. Released as my creative alias matek, these tracks are a collection of songs from the future (and a remix … Read More

Elemental Journey
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As some of you may know, music is on of my greatest loves. To date, I have released 2 full length albums and a number of mixtapes, remixes, and EPs. Most of these releases have been published using … Read More

Paracosmos // The Bookstore
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I have been working on a number of stories for my Paracosmos series. These are self contained stories that all link together to form a bigger story. I’m releasing them as digital comics. Some of these are … Read More

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