Interview - Matthew Dear shares his on-the-road eating habits
The minimal techno producer and co-founder of Ghostly International
Minimal techno producer Matthew Dear co-founded the record label Ghostly International, and has been responsible for sending dancefloors into meltdown since the late 90s with his own fusion of pop and electro, under various aliases including Audion and Jabberjaw. Here he shares his on-the-road eating habits
What time is breakfast?
Breakfast slows me down. My metabolism thrives on caffeine until lunchtime.
Tea or coffee?
Strong coffee, freshly ground. French press or taken intravenously.
Smoking or non-smoking?
I do not smoke.
Sweet or savoury snacks?
I like my snacks salty and sour.
What food do you miss when you tour?
Consistently good food. The curve on sushi for example can be so drastic. Even if the restaurant looks promising, you really do not know what to expect until that first serving arrives.
Who’s the best cook you know?
My good friend and musical pal Lee Curtiss devilled an ostrich egg once.
What’s on your rider?
Sugar-free Red Bull.
Which country/ city has the best food?
New York City
Do you eat out a lot?
Too much so. I love to cook, but find it harder and harder to get into the more I tour. I just want to be taken care of when I am home.
Do you eat or drink onstage?
I ate a sandwich during soundcheck once which merely got in the way. I stick with two bottles of water when I perform.
Matthew Dear performs with a live band at Captains Rest, Glasgow, Mon 6 Jun; and at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, Tue 7 Jun. He will also be playing on the Sub Club stage at Rock Ness, Sun 12 Jun.