DeFeKT (aka Matthew Flanagan) has been a tireless advocate of true electro and techno, steadily honing
his hardware based sound that has earned him admirers all through the electronic music community.
DeFeKT released a 8 track mini album on long-running Irish label Takeover in 2010 which gained huge
support from Dave Clarke; support that has continued steadily since.
A slew of 12′′ eps and remixes have followed under his DeFeKT and ESS guises, on an array of top
labels like Electronic Explorations, Komisch, Convex Industries, Solar One Music, AC Records, New
Flesh, Cultivated Electronics, Signal Code and Boysnoize Records.
He has also established a collaboration with fellow Dublin-based producer and dj, Sunil Sharpe, under the
name Tinfoil. So far they have released five well-received 12″s on their own self-titled label, carving out a
niche for their unique sound in today’s hard edged techno market.
DeFeKT’s long-time devotion to analog drum machines and modular synths make him a leading authority
on both, as exemplified in the exciting, dynamic nature of his live sets and productions. In a techno scene
now fascinated by hardware and live performance, there are few best placed to show how it’s all done as