Preview Matador’s ‘Play With Me’ Collection for Minus + Spring Tour Dates

by on February 24, 2015




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Preview Matador’s ‘Play With Me’ Collection for Minus + Spring Tour Dates
Foremost Irish techno hero  Matador is riding high off the success of a wealth of new music on his home label Minus. Now, after road testing the beats to destruction at Timewarp, Lovelands, Awakenings, Verboten and many other shows around the world, he is heading out on a massive tour this Spring to showcase his sound to the world’s most discerning techno heads.

The first of the EPs, entitled Play With Me Part 1, came in December and immediately started turning heads, whilst the second EP, Part 2, is coming on March 2nd. A couple of weeks later on March 16th, both EPs 1 and 2 will be presented in iTunes as a special digital collection along with an exclusive live mix of them all by Matador himself.

Shortly after the collection drops, the singular performer heads off around the world on a dizzying tour that runs from March 20th until May 31st. It takes in dates across the techno heartlands of;  Canada, America, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the UK, Poland, Austria, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Mexico and more and will see him headline only the most revered clubs and festival stages.

On the forthcoming EP 2  ‘BSunday’ kicks off in moody style, with raw analogue lines unfolding over lively drums. Big percussive circles and tripped melodies also flesh out this killer groove. ‘DaHustle’ is then a more groovy thing with nimble bass notes, charming sense of atmosphere and colourful synth patterns running through the arrangement. The arpeggiated bass, when it lands, has sent floors into overdrive at all Matador’s sets of late.  ‘I Gotcha’ takes cues from classic house with its pining cow bells, and the mid tempo drums rock back and forth as dark voices and spraying synths all work to get you shaking your backside. ‘Song 2’ then goes all deep and stripped back, with wooden hits, curious synth patterns and oodles of groaning bass before closer ‘Vagenda’ marries elastic beats and bass with sci-fi melodies, lots of thick texture and warm atmospheres. It’s no wonder Richie Hawtin has championed Matador for many years…

A modern day techno tastemaker who lays down irresistible sets that touch on many shades of mood and rhythm, be sure to catch him somewhere this spring.


Matador – Play With Me (Part 2) [Minus]


1. Da Hustle
2. Song 2
3. I Gotcha
4. bSunday
5. Vagenda




March 20th – Stereo, Montreal, Canada
March 21st – Park Plaza, Los Angelas, USA
March 24th – Mindshake Records Party, Trade, Miami, FL, USA
March 26th – Paradise, Mana Studios, Miami, FL, USA
March 28th – Beta, Denver, CO, USA
April 1st – Union-Prod, Seville, Spain
April 2nd – Mondo Club, Madrid, Spain
April 3rd – Ministerium Club, Lisbon, Portugal
April 4th – El Row, F135, Barcelona, Spain
April 5th – Circus, Liverpool, UK
April 6th – Old River, Naples, Italy
April 10th – Instyud Energetic, Warsaw, Poland
April 11th – Ninkasi Electro, Lyon, France
April 18th – FUSE 18th Birthday, Brussels, Belgium
April 23rd – Vicious Magazine LIVE, Madrid, Spain
April 24th – Stereo Types, Luxembourg
April 30th – Die Kantine, Vienna, Austria
May 1st – Cafe De Anvers, Antwerp, Belgium
May 2nd – Komplex 457, Zúrich, Switzerland
May 7th – Crossover Festival, NICE, France
May 13th – miniNOVA, Globull, Switzerland
May 15th – Steam, Miami, FL, USA
May 16th – Hardpop, Juarez, Mexico
May 21st – Bar Americas, Guadalajara, Mexico
May 22nd – Foro Norte, Mexico City, Mexico
May 23rd – Mysteryland Festival, Bethel, New York
May 25th – Movement Festival, Detroit MI, USA
May 29th – Verboten, Brooklyn, NY, USA
May 31st – Forbidden Fruit Festival, Dublin, Ireland

More dates to be added, please visit Matador’s socials for regular updates


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