Producer + DJ – Forest / Psygressive – Night
+ Ambient / Downbeat
Banyan Records, Gaggalacka – Nuremberg (Germany)
There was always music in the life of Nullgrad aka DJ matt:er aka Matthias Erhard. Back in these early days he gets a musical education in dulcimer and saxophone. In the beginning of the 90s, friends took him to his first experience with electronical music. After visiting some concerts he wanted to produce music by himself.
In 1999 he purchased his first Groovebox from his first clean money and fell promptly sick with G.A.S. (Gear Akquisition Syndrome). He started producing IDM and Industrial Music. He performed his first live gigs in Vancouver, Canada between 1999 and 2001, followed by his first official Industrial releases on Vinyl, Tape, Cassette and CD and live shows all over Europe from Vienna to St. Petersburg.
In 2004 he formed the project Zero Degree to produce Ambient und Downbeat – a atmospheric mixture of minimalistic and rythmic structures and of course opulent ambient sounds. This was followed by some releases on established industrial labels like Audiophob and Ant-Zen and shows at „Maschinenfest“ and the world known Wave-Gothic-Gathering (WGT) in Leipzig / Germany.
In a CD-Review of a Zero Degree release the label Ultimae Records was mentoined and so he hit upon the sounds of Solar Fields, Aes Dana and Vibrasphere. Finally at the Experience Festival 2011 in Thailand he became convinced with the variety of Psychedelic Trance and from this point he feel as a member of the scene. With the support of new friends he get his first gigs as Zero Degree at the psytrance chill out floors of Psykonia Open Air, Omwood and the Gaggalacka Festival.
In 2010 Matthias found his current main project Nullgrad, as a industrial music project which transformed promptly into a live psychedelic project. In 2013 he discoverd Zenonesque and Dark Progressive sounds, which impressed him so much that he decided to produce sounds like this with this new project. Soon afterwards he has expanded this range with psychedelic forest sounds around 150 BpM.
With every track the producer shows and gives a part of himself, a special moment, a emotional feeling, something experienced. For Matthias, this is the way to share feelings and tell about things like that. He gets pushed forward by reaching the audience with that or just by helping in corresponding situations. For this reason its very essential for him, to have and use a own signature mark in his music.
In the year 2013 Matthias began djing PsyTrance, at first as a self-experiment just for fun, followed by the DJ-Project matt:er. He describes his sound as gloomy and pushing, with less melodies and preferable chisseled –more likely a psychedelic ghost train as a sunday stroll.
His target: to hear and feel his music on the greatest possible soundsystem. In other respects we will see where the journey heads.