The new single from electronic group Matte Blvck. Entitled “Stripped” the track pays homage to the 80’s, bringing new life to the Depeche Mode song. With hints of modern synthesis and sound design, Alex Gonzales shares, “We loved the recorded version of “Stripped” and some of the sounds that came from their live album 101. We believe that you can’t re-create perfection, in this case a Depeche Mode song, but we can sure as hell try our best.”
Matte Blvck have garnered support from the likes of Earmilk and Atwood Magazine to name a few.
Matte Blvck is an electronic group out of San Diego CA. Producing sounds of sinister pleasures, visual arts and mechanical tinged dance music. The group captures lush dark-synth stylings complimented by gritty industrial anthems, while embodying their affinity for underground techno. Alex Gonzales, Bidi Cobra, and Daniel Corrales serve as the three-piece ensemble. Coming from various influences the trio come together to compliment their vast and scattered ideas to now form their own brand of club aesthetic.
The debut album I’m Waving, Not Drowning is set to release this fall following their forthcoming singles “Pure”, and their ageless rendition of “Stripped” from standout titans Depeche Mode. The record was mostly written during the global-wide shutdown due to Covid-19, and has spawned an introverted yet relatable sound. An album created in isolation touching on topics such as pain, panic and suffering yet conceiving a light at the end of the tunnel. Hence the title of the album, I’m Waving, Not Drowning.