About

Bio

Andrei Matei has been playing, promoting, and organizing musical events in Austin, TX for the last 13 years. Having opened for acts such as T-Pain, Ghostland Observatory, Bob Schneider, Camo & Krooked, and Jayceeoh, along with running multi-year residencies and working with select brand partners, Andrei has a diverse set of experience in the central Texas music scene.

Andrei’s knowledge and love for a wide variety of music has earned him a spot as one of the several well-rounded selectors in the city. Playing anything from classic to current Hip-Hop & R&B along with Latin, Funk, Disco, Soul, Reggae, Dancehall and Afrobeats tracks, the depth of Andrei’s library keeps his sets fresh, varied, and applicable to the requirements of a particular party.

In the past several years, Andrei maintained multiple monthly residencies in Austin which included being a founding member of The Friday Night Get Down, a quickly-growing Eastside 70’s Funk, 80’s Boogie, 90’s Golden Era Hip-Hop party, {abstraKt}, a Deep House night, and “Vibe Night”, his monthly 90s throwback cocktail party at the Firehouse Lounge.

Andrei has also been known to play DnB and Jungle under his alias “Harddrive”, and was a showcasing artist at SxSW in both 2016 and 2018. Read more about Harddrive here: http://harddrivednb.com

If you’d like to get in touch with Andrei, please use the Contact Form on this site or shoot a note to music@andreimatei.com.


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Venues Played

A-Bar (Austin, TX) – closed
Barcelona (Austin, TX) – closed
Cheer Up Charlies (old & new location) (Austin, TX)
Dozen Street (Austin, TX) – closed
Elysium (Austin, TX)
Empire Control Room (Austin, TX)
Ethics (Austin, TX) –  closed
Fairmont Hotel (Austin, TX)
Firehouse Lounge (Austin, TX)
Full Circle Bar (Austin, TX)
Gabriella’s Downtown (Austin, TX)
Hangar Lounge (Austin, TX) – closed
Infinite Monkey Theorem (Austin, TX)
Karma Lounge (Austin, TX) – closed
Kingdom (Austin, TX) – closed
Kitty Cohen’s (Austin, TX)
Lanai (Austin, TX) – closed
Licha’s Cantina (Austin, TX)
Lit Lounge (Austin, TX)
Loft 718 (Austin, TX) – closed
Lonestar Hookahs (Austin, TX) – closed
Longbranch Inn (Austin, TX) – closed
Lucky Lounge (Austin, TX) – closed
Lux (Austin, TX)
Malverde (Austin, TX)
Moloko (Austin, TX) – closed
Molotov Lounge (Austin, TX) – closed
Native Hostel (Austin, TX)
Neon Grotto (Austin, TX)
Northshore (Austin, TX)
Parish Underground (Austin, TX)
Plush (Austin, TX)
Phoenix Night Club (Austin, TX) – closed
Rattle Inn (Austin, TX) – closed
Recess (Austin, TX)
Sahara Lounge (Austin, TX)
Scoot Inn (Austin, TX)
Scholz Garten (Austin, TX)
Six Lounge (Austin, TX) – closed
SkyHouse (Austin, TX)
Soho House (Austin, TX)
Speakeasy (Austin, TX)
Stinson’s University Park (Austin, TX) – closed
Takoba (Austin, TX)
Terrace 59 (Austin, TX)
The Belmont (Austin, TX)
The Brixton (Austin, TX) – closed
The Eleanor (Austin, TX)
The Madison (Austin, TX) – closed
The Market Rooftop & Tap Room (Austin, TX) – closed
The Night Owl (Austin, TX)
The North Door (Austin, TX) – closed
The Palm Door (Austin, TX) – closed
The Roosevelt Room (Austin, TX)
The Venue (Austin, TX)
Trinity Hall (Austin, TX) – closed
Valhalla Esports Lounge (Austin, TX)
Vessel (San Francisco, CA) – closed
W Hotel (Austin, TX)
Westin Hotel Downtown (Austin, TX)
Zach Scott Theater (Austin, TX)


Corporate Clients

Anti-Defamation League
AppFog
Bruce & Olive
Capital Factory
Conjunctured
FloSports
HP
Rackspace
RareTrends Boutique
Red Velvet Events
Soccer Assist
Sounds By Cassandra
SpareFoot
Spark Fitness Club
TrueCar
WP Engine