M. Salaciak is one-quarter of Montreal’s venerable Temple Records. He’s released records as Variant, of which he comprises one-half of, and has made a name for himself as a mainstay in Montreal’s local electronic scene for both his DJ sets and analogue-intensive Live performances.
After witnessing Matt’s incredible ability as a Studio Assistant during last year’s Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal, including his highly informative Studio Science feature of the legendary ARP 2600, it was a no-brainer that we had to have him on an NVA show soon. When putting together the lineup for next month’s party with Helena Hauff, we asked Matt if he’d be interested in playing, to which he said yes. We said the only condition was that he had to play live and inclusion of the ARP in some capacity was a must. Given the value of these extraordinary machines, we understood if he’d be hesitant about our request, but thankfully Matt has obliged us and will perform with an ARP (or two…?)— of which we’re delighted about.
In the meantime, Matt came into the office to do a Six Picks with us earlier this month. Beyond his ability as a Producer, Matt has amazing taste and a keen eye for quality, which can be heard in his selections from our collection below.