Concord Dawn is a New Zealand drum and bass group, active since mid-1999, consisting of Matt Harvey (aka Matty C). Until 2010, Evan Short was one half of the group. They were courted by local electronic music label Kog Transmissions and released their first album, Concord Dawn, in July 2000.
After touring the album throughout New Zealand, they released their second album Disturbance in April 2001 and received “Best Electronic Album” and “Best Independent Release” at the 2001 bNet Music Awards. Following this they started working on their third album: Uprising. Tracks like “Morning Light” and “Don’t Tell Me” found very high international acclaim well before the album’s release. Uprising was released in New Zealand in September 2003 and reached gold sales status in three months, going on to eventually reach platinum sales in New Zealand.
Work on their long-awaited fourth album was completed in early 2005 and was titled Chaos by Design by the two to express the album’s musically eclectic nature. The album and singles won critical acclaim worldwide with various tracks off the albums being signed to some big and respected drum and bass labels such as Metalheadz, Ram Records and Hospital Records.
Concord Dawn were nominated for “Best Tech DJ”, “Best International Act” and “Best Producer” at the 2009 UK Drum and Bass Awards. Chaos by Design achieved Gold sales status in New Zealand. Concord Dawn have two of the top 20 selling records of all time at www.chemical-records.co.uk, “Dont Tell Me” and “Morning Light”, which were released on Timeless Records.