#001 | WHO THE F*CK IS: PEEKABOO
Matthew Lukas aka PEEKABOO is a Detroit-based (US) producer, co-author of the freeform bass hit 2018 entitled Babatunde and author of huge Wrecking Ball EP, which in early 2019 made debut in Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums sales chart.
Of course, Skrillex caught him with his electronic music and the remix for his Make It Bun Dem was the first production he released online – then he was releasing as Matthew Lukas, and the remix was in the… progressive house climate(unfortunately, he removed all old songs from the Internet). Stage name PEEKABOO was totally randomly invented by his friend, and the first bass track he released was Aftermath….
… which was supported by RL Grime! Matthew said in interview w/ sidewalk talk (here) that he still doesn’t know how Henry founded this tune.
In 2017 he released his debut EP Revenge, consisting of three tracks – Menace, Revenge and Wobbly. The last one won the heart of Bassnectar, who used it in one of his promo mixes and presented during two performances at Electric Forest 2017.
fun fact: Matthew was informed about this news a week before he quit his worst job ever in FedEx.
On 26th November the premiere of Reflective (Part 2) took place, which included the first of Peekaboo’s two collabs with Bassnectar entitled Disrupt The System (ft. Azeem):
Less than a year later he quit his regular job and started to make a living from the music (much love for this tweet):
just quit my day job
fuck the haters
— PEEKABOO (@peekaboobeats) July 10, 2018
In 2018, he released two EPs on Liquid Stranger’s rapidly growing Wakaan label, which specializes in freeform/space bass track releases. The first one was 4-track Imposters and the second one was Maniac EP, which consisted of the same number of tracks.
(If you don’t really understand the topic of all these “basses”, we recommend you to simply embrace the following Peekaboo EPs, full Wakaan’s discography, and this guys tracks: LSDREAM, Hydraulix, G-REX or LUZCID)
On September 6, 2018 Matthew together with G-REX released Babatunde (via Wakaan), which is by far their most popular release to date. Taking into account all streaming platforms, the track generated over 3,000,000 views. The team of Run The Trap placed Babatunde on the 11th place in the list of 25 Best Trap tracks 2018, and solo Peekaboo’s Maniac on the 6th position.
In less than a year, the following collaboration has received support from such producers as: Skrillex, A-Trak, Boombox Cartel, Alison Wonderland, Excision, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus and NGHTMRE x Slander. In 2019 producers published Babatunde Remix EP, which included remixes from Eliminate, TYNAN, Dirt Monkey, LUZCID (by far the author of the best remix), um.., and the VIP version.
If you don’t associate Babatunde with the name, then if at the turn of 2018 and 2019 you hooked up with the bass community, this drop will surely be known to you:
Less than six months ago, on March 6, Peekaboo released its latest EP, Wrecking Ball, which was released by Deadbeats label. The material consists of four productions, including Wrecking Ball, which is currently Matthew’s favorite solo track:
Despite his really short bass career, Peekaboo has already performed at such festivals as Spring Awakening, Ever After, Ultra Miami, BUKU and Ubbi Dubbi. As for the near future, Matthew is touring with Rezz (Beyond The Senses Tour) and will appear on Nocturnal Wonderland and Lost Lands Music Festival. We are still waiting for the European debut, but looking at the incredible pace of musical development of this lovely gentleman, we are even convinced that it is only a matter of time!
Our fav track? 100% Lights Go Down remix:
Almost forget it – this Friday (23.08) Peekaboo is releasing his latest Dirt Monkey collab Colossal!
IN WHO THE F*CK IS WE WILL PRESENT YOU ONCE A WEEK ONE BASS REPRESENTATIVE, WHOSE MUSICAL CAREER IS STILL GAINING MOMENTUM AND HE/ SHE MAY NOT BE KNOWN TO ALL EUROPEAN #BASSHEADS YET.
NEXT WEEK: KOMPANY lub TYNAN
002 | Kompany – here
003 | HEKLER – here
004 | Ekali – here