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About Andrei

Andrei Matei has been playing, promoting, and organizing musical events in Austin, TX for the last 14 years. Having opened for acts such as T-Pain, Ghostland Observatory, Bob Schneider, Michael Salgado, 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, an Eastside 70’s Funk, 80’s Boogie, 90’s Golden Era Hip-Hop party, {abstraKt}, a Deep House night, and “Vibe Night”, his monthly 90's / 2000's 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:

If you’d like to get in touch with Andrei, please use the Contact Form on this site or via the social media links at the bottom of this page.



Venues Played

A-Bar (Austin, TX) – closed
Banger’s Beer Garden (Austin, TX)
Barcelona (Austin, TX) – closed

Better Days (Austin, TX)
Brass Hall (Marble Falls, TX)
Champions Sports Bar (Austin, TX)
Cheer Up Charlies (Old & New locations) (Austin, TX)

Chess Club (Austin, TX)
Circuit of the Americas - Sports Illustrated Lounge - F1 (Austin, TX)
Dozen Street (Austin, TX) – closed
El Baluarte San Francisco Javier (Cartagena, Colombia)
Elysium (Austin, TX)
Empire Control Room (Austin, TX)

Estelle's (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
Hotel Vegas (Austin, TX)
Infinite Monkey Theorem (Austin, TX)
Iron Bear (Austin, TX)
Karma Lounge (Austin, TX) – closed
Kingdom (Old Location) (Austin, TX)
Kitty Cohen’s (Austin, TX)
Lanai (Austin, TX) – closed
Las Perlas (Austin, TX)
Level 8 (Los Angeles, CA)
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) – closed
Malverde (Austin, TX)
Marlow (Austin, TX)
Moloko (Austin, TX) – closed
Molotov Lounge (Austin, TX) – closed
Native Hostel (Austin, TX) – closed
Neon Grotto (Austin, TX)
Nixta Taqueria (Austin, TX)
Northshore (Austin, TX)
Parish Underground (Austin, TX) - closed
Plush (Austin, TX) – closed
Phoenix Night Club (Austin, TX) – closed
Rattle Inn (Austin, TX) – closed
Recess (Austin, TX)
Reset Arcade Bar (Austin, TX)
Revelry Kitchen + Bar (Austin, TX)
Revival Coffee (Austin, TX)

Riches Art Gallery (Austin, TX)
Sahara Lounge (Austin, TX)
Scoot Inn (Austin, TX)
Scholz Garten (Austin, TX)
Six Lounge (Austin, TX) – closed

Skinny's Off Track Bar (Austin, TX)
SkyHouse (Austin, TX)
Sky Lounge at the Catherine (Austin, TX)
Soho House (Austin, TX)

South Congress Hotel (Austin, TX)
Speakeasy (Austin, TX)
Stinson’s University Park (Austin, TX) – closed

Stubb's - Main Stage (Austin, TX)
Superstition (Austin, TX)
Takoba (Austin, TX) – closed
Tenuta di Casa Bruciata (Preggio, Italy)
Terrace 59 (Austin, TX)
The Belmont (Austin, TX)
The Brixton (Austin, TX) – closed

The Cathedral ATX (Austin, TX)
The Eleanor (Austin, TX)
The Far Out Lounge (Austin, TX)
The Gold Room at Superstition (Austin, TX)
The Line Hotel (Austin, TX)
The Long Center (Austin, TX)
The Madison (Austin, TX) – closed
The Market Rooftop (Austin, TX) – closed
The Night Owl (Austin, TX)
The North Door (Austin, TX) – closed
The Palm Door (Austin, TX) – closed
The Pershing (Austin, TX)
The Roosevelt Room (Austin, TX)
The Statesman (Austin, TX)
The Venue (Austin, TX)
The Volstead Lounge (Austin, TX)
Trinity Hall (Austin, TX) – closed
Vaquero Taquero (Austin, TX)
Valhalla Esports Lounge (Austin, TX) – closed
Vessel (San Francisco, CA) – closed
W Hotel (Austin, TX)
Wanderlust Wine Co. – Downtown & Barton Springs  (Austin, TX)
Westin Hotel Downtown (Austin, TX)

Yellow Jacket Social Club (Austin, TX)
Zach Scott Theater (Austin, TX)

Corporate Clients

Anti-Defamation League
Bruce & Olive
Capital Factory
Dapper Sounds Entertainment
RareTrends Boutique
Red Velvet Events
Soccer Assist
Sounds By Cassandra
Spark Fitness Club
WP Engine

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