BioTexas-born, Detroit-based Audion (aka Matthew Dear) has made remarkable steps toward becoming one of America’s best techno artists. Between his stunning live performances and evolved DJ sets, Matthew has perked the ears of the industry’s best. Since signing on to Ghostly/Spectral in 1999 as the labels’ first artist, Dear has been named Artist of the Year (2004) by noted magazine XLR8R, among other honors. His debut album under his birth name, Leave Luck to Heaven, was released in winter 2003 on Spectral Sound, quickly garnering positive reviews in such publications as Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, and the New York Times, while remaining on the CMJ RPM chart for over 13 weeks. Apart from his work for Spectral, Dear has recorded for labels Plus 8 and M-nus (as False) and Perlon (as Jabberjaw).