MATT DRENIK

 
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“Because if the Flaming Lips had written an original song for
their Dark Side of the Moon live shows, this is what it might’ve sounded like.”
– Esquire Magazine 
regarding Drenik’s composition, Lights, for Sons of Anarchy – Season 5 (FX).

As an artist, Drenik’s music has been critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone, BillboardMagnet Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer, Paste MagazineConsequence of Sound and many others. He’s toured the world, having shared stages with the likes of Metric, Arctic Monkeys, Veruca Salt, The Toadies, Blue Cheer, DMBQ, Monster Magnet and many others. His music has been featured in films, television and commercials, most notably FX’s Sons of Anarchy (where he was a contributing composer) as well as an appearance (Metal Heavy Lady) on Guitar Hero 3. His version of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My” for SOA has over 34 million YouTube hits.

YouTube Hits – 1,000,000+ / month    Spotify Spins – 225,000+/ month

In 2015 he began building Get Loud in NE Portland with the hopes of recording more bands. He partnered with Henry Brown and began producing out of it in 2016. So far, his client list includes Charlie Hilton (Blouse), Acid Tongue, Battleme, The Grizzled Mighty, Ivan Howard (Rosebuds), Chief White Lightning, Danny Dodge and many others. In the beginning of 2018 he relocated with his wife to Los Angeles, California. In addition to recording and touring, he’s currently a Creative Director at South Music in Santa Monica, CA.

As a writer, Drenik has contributed editorial pieces to Talkhouse, American Songwriter, Magnet Magazine and is a contributing writer at OPB Music (Portland, OR’s NPR affiliate) where he not only writes editorial, but conducts podcast interviews on music.

As a producer, the bands he’s worked with have been featured and premiered in Nylon, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, NPR (OPB Music), Paste, Flood Magazine, Magnet and others.

CONTACT

Production Inquiries / Booking - Matt D

Film / TV / Sync – Hitcher Music / Pulse Music Group  (Joe Rangel) / Shoot the Noise (Michael Fey)
Label Mgmt – El Camino Media (Matt Messer)
Publicity – Stunt Company (Sue Marcus)

Recent Highlights :

  • Danny Dodge single “Blue Ain’t What I Feel For You'“ premiere in Flaunt Magazine.

  • Talkhouse publishes Drenik Op-Ed on touring in the Trump Era.

  • “Lowlands” by Far Lands sync placement in HBO’s Here and Now and CSI.

  • “Testament” by Battleme picked as one of the top singles of 2017 by Classic Rock Magazine.

  • “Hot Mess” by Battleme sync placement in Showtime’s Shameless.

  • “Beyond the One I’m Making” by Far Lands sync placement in Showtime’s Shameless.

  • City’s Alive” by Chief White Lightning featured in a Canon spot.

  • Battleme’s “Cult Psychotica” gets 8/10 on Allmusic.

  • Humpty Dumpty” by Acid Tongue premiered at Nylon.

  • All With You” by Matt Vondy premiered at NPR (OPB).

  • “Shake Shake” placed in EA’s UFC 2.

  • Baby Let Me Be Your Mess” by Danny Dodge premiered at Ladygunn.

 

PRODUCTION / MIXING - DISCOGRAPHY

COMMERCIAL WORK

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