Category Archives: matek

be the change! new twindragon single to benefit japan

twindragon have released a new 2 track digi-single, “be the change / lighthouse“. written and produced by matek and vanessa nova and mastered by don crow productions, these 2 tracks are about hope and positivity in these times of change.

support a good cause by purchasing this music! buy this single for only $2, and all the proceeds from this release will be donated to the golden pyramid of peace in japan, who are helping the people who have been affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami by bringing them food and supplies.

click below to listen and / or purchase “be the change / lighthouse“:

SPACE DUST EP now available!

matek has been working overtime in the studio, preparing tracks from his upcoming 2nd album, new dawn. first up is space dust, a galactic banger to give you a taste of what’s to come.

the space dust EP is available as a digital download for only $5, or $1 per track. the EP includes the album version, a remix, instrumental versions and an acapella.

for all you DJs and producers out there – we’d love to hear what remixes/mashups you create from this. post a link and we’ll check it out!

download the space dust EP here.

shifting by matek – official video!

check out the new video for matek’s track shifting, from the album internal fire.

as a gift to you, we’re giving internal fire away for free from matek’s website! it’ll be available for a limited time only, so grab it soon.  if you haven’t heard matek’s funky intergalactic new paradigm vibes, check it out and be in the know!

as an added bonus, you can also download the shifting video from the VIP section of the site, once you’ve signed up to download internal fire.

get it here:

just hatched: new twindragon EP “twindragon is born”

we’re very excited to announce that our first twindragon release, the EP “twindragon is born” is now available!

there are 3 ways you can tune in to the frequencies:

1.  FREE digital download from our website:  Click over to and subscribe to our list and get the EP + access to exclusive tracks, remixes, videos, and news!

2.  CD with original liner art designed by us, Matek + Vanessa Nova, for $9.99 from the twindragon Reverb Nation store

3.  $5 digital download from Bandcamp includes a bonus live performance of “Elemental State” twindragon at Bandcamp


RAW MAGICK RADIO: volume one


RAW MAGICK RADIO: volume one

mixed by matek

a selection of tracks and remixes by matek, vanessa nova and twindragon:
an eclectic mixture of dubstep, breaks, electro, trance-hop, punkstep and more,
with a fresh infusion of galactic frequencies.


post-infusion / elemental state / subtraktion

fundamental elements RMX / space dust / jazzfunk

love coloured / osiris / into the light / step forward RMX

master key / shifting / twindragon RMX / tiger claw

chant of the dragons / kingdom dub / glitch-up

element / nova RMX / shine bright

all tracks written and performed by matek + vanessa nova
copyright © 2010 flame of life productions. all rights reserved.

the golden pyramid of peace lands on south african shores!

our latest shamballah gathering in cape town, held 5th june at novalis ubuntu institute was a successful evening filled with magic and heart connections!  we received a mini golden pyramid of peace that arrived from the airport in cape town and brought straight to the event!  we had luscious raw food from earthshine!

for more photos see our album on facebook here.

the mini golden pyramid of peace amplifies our prayers and intentions for peace and a new world of shamballah

we had a nice mix of indigos, children, and elders! the children where happy to perform their "bubble magic"!

so many people were excited to get in on the african drumming magic, the energy was high!

noel and natalie did a raw food demo and blew peoples' minds with their raw pizza!

raw pizza from earthshine = a divinely inspired slice of heaven

a ritual dance performance brought in more shamballah energy

we did chi gong to move and ground more energy

and everyone danced it up to the sounds of DJ matek in the radiance of the pyramid!

matek is in the mix…

matek has been busy in the studio working on tracks for his upcoming 2nd album, and there’s also an internal fire remix album dropping in the meantime.

check out the official matek page – you can listen to internal fire in its entirety, purchase the album, or connect with matek directly!

twindragon is born


twindragon is the brainchild of craig (matek) + me (vanessa nova).  the story of twindragon, and how craig and i met, is quite an exciting and heartwarming story and i’m happy to tell it.  in early 2009, we were both sitting on opposite ends of the globe, plotting and praying to get to toronto for our teacher’s and healer’s training program with the modern mystery school.  it was quite a leap for both of us to get there, but neither of us had any idea what would be in store for us and that our lives would never be the same again.

craig says he noticed my energy as soon as i walked in the room.  he knew that he needed to talk to me but didn’t know why.  by the second day we were fully into the training and while i was talking with his friend fred, we struck up a conversation.  if my memory serves me correctly, it went a little something like this:

fred: so what do you do?
vanessa: i make music.
f: oh, my friend craig here makes music also.
v: oh. awesome!
craig: what kind of music do you make?
v:  i sing and make electronic downtempo, dubby, trip hop stuff.  but mostly i’ve been making dubstep.
c: oh wow. i make dubstep too.
v: heyyy, i think i know who you are.  i’ve heard your music before.  that’s cool!  we should work together.  let’s make a track!  what programs do you use?
c: i use reason.
v: oh wow, cool, me too…

and then class resumed and all the while i was thinking, as soon as class is over for the night i can ask him if he wants to hang out and work on some music.  but as soon as class was finished, here comes craig asking, “so, would you like to go work on some music now?”  and of course, i was so down for that…

we spent the rest of the week together after class into the wee hours of the night collaborating on what was to become “elemental state”, our first song.  our creative process flowed so magickally that by the end of the week we had a track!  the week’s exciting events culminated in an impromptu shamballah gathering, which gave us the perfect opportunity to share what we’d just co-created.  performing with craig was so much fun!

with all the fun we were having, the week went by so fast and all of a sudden it was time for me to head back home to san diego.  in the atrium of the hotel, i was saying my farewells to friends i’d made from all over the world.  in the back of my mind i was wishing i’d been able to say good bye to craig.  he was in some other training.  our friend lisa from bahrain, mentioned that she’d say goodbye to him for me, that she’d love to hear what comes of our track, and that she loved our energy together–“you guys are like galactic twins!”

i think lisa’s comment may have been the seed that spawned the name of our collaborative effort, twindragon.  it’s a project we’re both super passionate and excited about and brings forth the best of each of our talents.  we’ll be dropping an EP shortly after I arrive in south africa and we’re already slated to take the stage at afrika burn and earth dance cape town in september 2009.  we invite you to follow us along on yet another exciting adventure.

and just to whet your appetite a bit, check out that fated track.

“elemental state” by twindragon

love, vanessa

music unites

music is something that vanessa and i are both really passionate about.  our mutual love of music is something that brought us together in the first place.  music also has the potential to unite humanity in general.  we’d like to share a bit about some of the music projects we’re involved in.


i go by the artist name matek, which is a character i created as an avatar to express my creations.  last year i released my debut solo album, entitled “internal fire”.  it had been a long time coming.  it followed the release of my debut EP, which i released in september 2008.  the EP consisted of 5 tracks that i’d been working on throughout the year, and was called the “lightflow EP”.

my EP received a really positive response, which inspired me to shift gears and finish off my album.  so from september-november 2008 i spent most of my time in the studio, recording and mixing what would become “internal fire”.  it was comprised of a few songs that i’d already been working on, combined with songs that seemed to appear out of nowhere while i was mixing the existing tracks.  i love it when that happens!

most of the recording and mixing was done during that period, and by november i had an album that was an eclectic combination of post-hiphop, electronica, 8bit video game sounds, new wave dub, combined with elements of dubstep and dance.  the sound of my album has since been described as both galactic and tribal at the same time, which i think is pretty cool, as galactic tribal culture is a key aspect to shamballah.

once the album was mixed, i spent a week designing and programming an interactive interface, which contained the lyrics and some of my art.  completely DIY and totally self-published, i had my first album, which was also an interactive multimedia release.

i travelled to ireland in late november for some metaphysical training, and while i was there i started hustling my album, and got an incredibly positive response.  while in ireland, i had the opportunity to perform some of my music on an acoustic guitar at a shamballah gathering, and managed to get my album into a record store in dublin.

i had my album launch in cape town in december, performed a new year set at an outdoor festival just outside cape town, started hosting monthly shamballah gatherings in the city, and got my album into the middle east and japan.  a few weeks ago i signed up for a digital distribution deal with reverbnation, and my album will be available to purchase from amazon, emusic, itunes, napster and rhapsody by late august / early september 2009.

in april 2009 i was off to toronto, canada, for more training.  toronto was exciting.  i met vanessa there, and we got to perform together at another shamballah gathering.  which leads us to our next post…

here’s a downloadable track from my album:

“luma” by matek

you can listen to the entire album, plus additional tracks, here.

click here to become a fan of matek on facebook.

love, craig