Matt Nida

Electronic music producer

Laptop Cafe: Remembering James Stinson (2nd September 2017)

Next month will mark the fifteenth anniversary of James Stinson‘s untimely death. Best known for his work with Gerald Donald as part of the duo Drexciya, Stinson left behind an extraordinary legacy of electronic music under numerous aliases across multiple labels – and it’s a legacy that continues to be unearthed and pieced together today, with Clone Record’s recent discovery and release of previously unheard Stinson recordings on the Laptop Cafe EP by Jack Peoples.

Stinson’s music has been incredibly important to me for a long time – in particular the wondering Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe album under his The Other People Place alias, whose influence I’ll freely admit to on much of my own music. I was keen to mark the anniversary of his death in a small way, so I’m delighted to announce that, thanks to our friends at the Pretty Decent Beer Co in London’s Forest Gate, I’ll be promoting a small listening event on Saturday 2nd September in his memory.  (more…)

August 20, 2017

New website / DJ gig (19th August)

Welcome to the new website – everything’s been given a minimal new look and should feature regular updates from now on! Sign up to the mailing list at the bottom of the page if you want occasional gig alerts, new release announcements and the odd bit of exclusive free music.

Also, my first DJ gig in forever is this Saturday (19th August) at the Pretty Decent Beer Co brewery and taproom in Forest Gate, London. I’ll be playing throughout the day, and it’ll be a summery mix of chill stuff, electro, Balearic and other bits and pieces. Come on down, have a beer and say hello – the brewery is at Arch 338 Sheridan Road, E7 9EX.

August 17, 2017