Matthew Bailey and Carl Schilde play fully improvised music oscillating somewhere between bingo hall Casio suites and kosmische dreamscapes. The duo perform under the name Playdate, and are sometimes accompanied by 90s instructional videos, larger than life amateur dancers, and outdated light shows.
Matthew Bailey moved to Toronto sometime after Y2K and has been working as a musician, producer and occasional film composer ever since. Music Works wrote of his recent prolific burst (“Camargo” Nov 2017 & “ES+MB” Feb 2018), “Bailey’s curious mind conjures enthralling animated soundscapes for wired daydreamers”, aptly describing his current aesthetic aspirations and devotions. When not working at his recording studio, The Immergluck, or on stage with Andy Shauf, he can be found drifting through midi-heaven in his bedroom.
Carl Schilde was born and raised in West Berlin sometime in the early 80s. From releasing a single-note vinyl record (“The whole concept makes me upset” - VICE) to catching a brief glimpse of the album charts by co-writing an old crooner’s magnum opus, he has already undergone several musical transformations. Always searching for the unfamiliar, he has performed live with Damo Suzuki (Can), Tarik Barri (Atoms For Peace) and Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten). He recently moved to Toronto to start a new chapter.