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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Broken Eyes
Evan Short and Matt Harvey
2007 Christchurch poster
Concord Dawn - 1999
These Prison Walls (ft. Thomas Oliver)
Concord Dawn.
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. 
Morning Light
Move (Feat. Jdubs)
Matt Harvey and Evan Short, hanging out in the Auckland CBD. 
The Enemy Within (2010)
Matt Harvey: "I don’t really consider an act to be live unless the drums are live."
Matt Harvey: "Drum and bass … it’s cemented itself as a genre, long term."
Concord Dawn.
Concord Dawn - Gumshoe
Concord Dawn – Wormhole
Concord Dawn.
Evan Short and Matt Harvey
Serious Business TV: Concord Dawn Interview
Matt Harvey
Concord Dawn - The Fuzz
Interview by EntertainMe
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.”
Concord Dawn - On My Own (2020)

Low Profile


Kog Transmissions

Dirty Records


Evan Short

Matthew Harvey