“Gare Mat K always brings unique deep tech beats through his swirling and hypnotic mixes. With fresh tunes from the creative and stylish Progrezo Records.” Lauren Krieger (FRISKYNews)
Gare Mat k Dj set at Gegen Senses in Kit Kat Club Berlin
Gare Mat K studio in Buenos Aires

Gare Mat K has under his belt outstanding productions which have made echo in the music industry featured already by record labels the likes of German ZYX, British Baroque, Italian Frequenza, Japanese 19 Box, Brazilian Hypnotzd Musik, Dutch Red Light District and his own imprint Progrezo Records to name a few.

Some of his music productions have been featured in large global dance music compilations alongside Alex Bau, Mathias Kaden, Sophie, Tommy DeClerque, Lutzenkirchen, Trence Dixon, System of Survival, Miro Pajic, Pangaea, Hermanez, Kruse & Nurenberg, Martin Eyerer, Oliver Klein, Martinez, Stefano Noferini, Rainer Weichhold, Lützenkirchen, Alex D'elia and Phunk Investigation to name a few.

It has to be said that the recent years led Gare Mat K to a prominent international scenario, giving him the opportunity to perform in Ibiza, Berlin, Barcelona, Dominican Republic, Montevideo, Bogota, Santiago de Chile, Medellin, Miami, Los Angeles, Maceió, Cartagena and in Buenos Aires among other cities.

Since end of 2017, Gare Mat K is established in Berlin where his fourth album but the first as a solo-artist has landed, inspired by a sublime blend of atmospheres between Berlin and Buenos Aires where the architecture and the cities energy played a big role when creating and composing music; besides deep influences from 90's synth-pop with bands the likes of Kraftwerk and new wave synth-pop sounds from Depeche Mode, bringing him proper tools to built an aesthetic music concept full of emotion with evolving melodies over stomped techno grooves, in an avant-garde concept. Something to have in account is that nowadays mostly of his music productions are produced playing some modular, analogue synths and drum-machines live.

Gare Mat K has been invited to play at the "Encuentro Electronico" in Colombia supported by Mutek festival (Canada) alongside Gustavo Lamas, Vladislav Delay, Marciano, Portable, Crackhaus, Tim Hecker, Luomo ... as well as has performed in front of 50,000+ people at "Rock al Parque” Electronica stage.

5. Who did the major influence on your selections in a past year? (Mixmag-Adria)

Because of working within the electronic music industry, I do prefer focus myself in labels searching, what are they proppsing, how artworks coexist with the music, of course, following some producers that know will surprise me with new stuff. Labels that did major influence on me were Dekmantel, Afterlife, Dystopian, Innervisions, Klockworks, Osgut-ton, Soma, Progrezo.. and styles by the likes of Helena Hauff, Roman Fluegel, Patrice Baumel, Ben Klock, Etapp Kyle... When selecting a track it must sound natural, free, solid and innovative. It has to makes echo inside of me immediately..

His first compilation 2xCDmix "Communicacion", reached #2 at Tower Records throughout Colombia and was considered one of the best and most attractive releases by a recognized webzine specialized in electronic music, Sound Revolt. Comunicacion featured not only big industry makers like Jimmy Van M and Nick Warren, but Gare Mat K’s DJ and studio skills. The second compilation 2xCDmix "Contact traumfahrt" mixed next to Beatport’s best minimal producer in 2009 Alex Young, brought Gare Mat K fingerprint to a new level within the finest electronic music industry, highlighting not only remarkable producers from Progrezo Records such as Anthony Pappa, but proving his joint venture with Berlin Bpitch Ctrl and music from Gaiser and Telefon Tel Aviv.

His third compilation 2xCD "Parallelism", is mixed along with the renowned Italian DJ and producer featured on Bedrock, Audiotherapy, GlobalUnderground and Rocket & Ponies, Alex Dolby, reaffirming Gare Mat K himself as one of the tomorrow’s best talents with an outstanding sound as a forward-thinking artist to watch.

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D:sorder Buenos Aires mixed by Gare Mat K
"Progrezo Records produces a clear vision of forward thinking electronic music through art and sound." - Lauren Kriger (friskyNEWS)

In the overpopulated world of underground electronic record labels, Progrezo Records stands out with their selective choices of releases, combined with artwork that perfectly captures the essence of their style. With an aura of mysticism blended with eclectic sounds that cover a range of genres, Progrezo Records finds success by staying true to their core throughout every process. Established in 2007, they have a solid catalog of releases on vinyl, CD, and digital, featuring notable artists that include UNKLE, Alex Dolby, Anthony Pappa, and Pole Folder, as well as standout up & comers such as Gare Mat K, Daniel Mehes, Ievgeniy Kozlov, Allan Mille, and many more. Their Progrezo Sounds show on FRISKY has been airing since 2008, and features the same commitment to quality, creativity, and spirit as the rest of their efforts, with distinctive guest mixes and solid representation from Gare Mat K.

I caught up with Gare Mat K, Honcho's label of Progrezo Records, who gives us some great insight into the world and work behind the label.

What inspired the beginning of Progrezo Records?

The beginning of Progrezo Records was a conception since early days at school, having discovered a wide range of music from Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode to Front 242, Nitzzer Ebb, Orbital, Chemical Brothers and Underworld to name a few, feeling immediately involved to it and the necessity to support – show out – all that we wanted to express.

Initially Progrezo was thought as an underground party concept supporting local talents in the natal Bogota, headed in a one-night abandoned house, that means the use of “z” instead of “s” or double “zz” that represents along with the “o” a vinyl over turntable. Logo and brand name started as Progrezo Musik, but unfortunately here in Buenos Aires we haven’t a photo or sticker to show it. (Hahaha)

How would you describe Progrezo Records? What sets you apart?

I would describe Progrezo as a forward-thinking family of talented producers and artists around the world, who propose avant-garde music stuff supported by strong visual designs with a clear message far from a popular or massive concept as you can hear on every new release, radio show and label showcase. The things that sets us apart are without doubt our own music style and visual concept. It is the pinnacle and foundation of everything we do, from releases and artworks to life-style.

What are the different roles you each contribute to the label?

The different roles each of us contribute to the label are A&R for label releases and new talents, Art Dept. for Visual Concept and Artworks, Press and Booking management for press info and booking artists – label showcases, Marketing and Promotion Dept. for everything related to upcoming releases/released and Accounting for sales.

What are the greatest challenges you think record labels are currently facing?

The greatest challenges record labels are facing nowadays are to show out quality music in a solid format, of course it depends the kind of record label we are taking about, because there are two quite different sides of the coin. In one side the Underground world that every day becomes more solid and characteristic, and in the other side the Overground or mainstream that are the ones who in some point will take off the train, but not all for sure.
Gare Mat K 2hrs from Belgrade
Gare Mat K 2hrs set from Berlin
Gare Mat K 2hrs set from Cologne
Having played alongside some of the world’s most recognized Djs including hand claps by John Digweed and Danny Howells, Gare Mat K has had the opportunity to prove his Dj skills next to some of the brightest names within the electronic music industry including Sasha, Timo Maas, Loco Dice, Stelios Vassiloudis, Hernan Cattaneo, BT, Danny Rampling, Sander Kleinenberg, Da Hool, Hatiras and Pole Folder, only to name a  few, gaining an army of followers and their own place within the industry to remark.

Not only his music productions are highlighted within the first-class electronic music industry as recently featured on Adecade of Progrezo Records – Pt4 and Pt6 which are currently #15 Best Minimal/DeepTech Release, #37 Best Electronica Release, #52 Best Deep House Release and #80 Best Techno release; besides a series of well crafted mix compilations such as D:sorder in Berlin which reached #20 Best Minimal Release and Blur & Dreams #18 within the top100 chart, achieving undeniable support and spotlights in some of the most specialized music stores world-over.

His music catalog includes more than thirty quality releases; from innovative remixes to exclusive edits for Daft Punk, Underworld, Alex Dolby, Kazell, Anthony Pappa, Jeff Bennett, Tom Pooks, Federico Epis and Home Video among others.

Gare Mat K Kit Kat Club Berlin
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