Concord Dawn Profile

Lewis Tennant
Published: 13 May 2013
Updated: 3 Mar 2021

Concord Dawn is New Zealand’s most successful drum and bass act. Since forming in 1999, Evan Short and Matt Harvey have released a multitude of albums and singles, as well as founding their own record label, Uprising Records. Concord Dawn continues to release music and DJ across the globe.

Originally a production duo comprising Evan Short and Matt Harvey, Short left in 2008 to focus on other studio and band commitments while Harvey continues producing and DJing under the Concord Dawn moniker.

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Concord Dawn – Wormhole
Matt Harvey
Matt Harvey: "Drum and bass … it’s cemented itself as a genre, long term."
Interview by EntertainMe
Broken Eyes
Concord Dawn - Gumshoe
Matt Harvey and Evan Short, hanging out in the Auckland CBD. 
Matt Harvey: after 10 years living and working in Europe, it was time to come home in 2016. “I was stuck in a holding pattern … it was fun, but it wasn’t anything new.”
These Prison Walls (ft. Thomas Oliver)
Serious Business TV: Concord Dawn Interview
Evan Short and Matt Harvey
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Concord Dawn - 1999
Move (Feat. Jdubs)
Morning Light
2007 Christchurch poster
Concord Dawn - On My Own (2020)
The Enemy Within (2010)
Evan Short and Matt Harvey
Concord Dawn. The frenetic ‘Morning Light’ put them on the map globally in 2003, after UK DJ Digital was handed a copy while watching the cricket at their Auckland flat. 
Concord Dawn - The Fuzz
Matt Harvey: "I don’t really consider an act to be live unless the drums are live."

Evan Short

Matthew Harvey


Low Profile


Kog Transmissions

Dirty Records