In the fourth edition of our film series with SONOS, the Ghostly International co-founder takes us back to the small ranch town where it all started. residentadvisor.net/origins

If there's one thing that sets Matthew Dear apart as an electronic artist, it's his gift for singing and songwriting—not the most common skill-set for someone who came up in Detroit's techno scene. Starting in the late '90s, Dear made a name for himself with blistering club tracks on Ghostly International (the label he started with Sam Valenti IV), but it was his voice, lyrics and swagger as a frontman that would later make him such a unique icon. The source of this talent goes back even further than Detroit to Dear's childhood home in Kingsville, Texas, where his father, also a professional musician, taught him to sing and play guitar. In this episode of ORIGINS, Dear heads to Kingsville for the first time in over a decade to revisit spots from his childhood and "pick some guitar" with his dad. "I wanna see some places I used to go," he says. "What is nostalgia, what is real, what are my memories worth?"

More on Matthew Dear:
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Credits:
Filmed, Directed and Edited by Patrick Nation
Producer - Debbie Butts
Executive Producers - Ryan Keeling, Nick Sabine
Dubbing Mixer - Guy Clarke
Colourist - Adam Clarke (absolutepost.com/)

Music:
When She Don't Need Me - Matthew Dear [Waxploitation] 2009
Midnight Lovers - Matthew Dear [Ghostly International] 2007
Vine To Vine - Matthew Dear [Ghostly International] 2007
Give Me More - Matthew Dear [Ghostly International] 2007

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