Preeminent Ghostly artist Matthew Dear is set to follow up last year’s Black City LP with a new offering of locked-groove pop called Headcage, a four-song EP that arrives ahead of his forthcoming Beams full-length on January 17. The title track kicks off the new bunch of tunes, showcasing the veteran producer’s penchant for funky dancefloor sounds and baritone vocal hooks. To get your full dose of Matthew Dear goodness, click the jump to check out a teaser video for his entire EP and a list of upcoming European DJ gigs.

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12.02 Madrid, SP @ PLAYBACK CLUB (DJ SET)
12.03 London, UK @ A NIGHT WITH… (DJ SET)
12.07 Naples, IT @ WOO (DJ SET)
12.08 Rome, IT @ GOA (DJ SET)
12.09 Milan, IT @ PRIVATE (DJ SET)
12.10 Venice, IT @ ALTAVOZ (DJ SET)
12.11 Berlin, DE @ PANORAMA BAR (DJ SET)
01.20 Perth, AU @ LIKES OF YOU (DJ SET)
01.21 Brisbane, AU @ BAR SOME (DJ SET)
01.22 Wellington, NZ @ SANDWICHES (DJ SET)
01.25 Melbourne, AU @ NOVEL (DJ SET)
01.26 Sydney, AU @ AGWA YACHT CLUB (DJ SET)