MINUS117 12", WAV, MP3
Matador is a Dublin based DJ, live performer and producer who has been releasing his own twisted but organic take on techno for the last four years. Late last year came the huge Kingswing EP on Minus and now this Spooks EP sees him step-up once again for a 5 track outing which balances his usual melody with a real techno drive.
The title track opens proceedings with predatory, roughshod bass tone running underneath blippy melodies, snappy house influenced percussion and a dark male vocal where “Kenekt” is all out sci-fi weirdness. Spiralling space ships, undulating basslines and plenty of well-defined percussion all add up to a snaking track that really works its way under your skin.
On the flip, B1 “BamBam” is the most heads down and streamlined techno offering of them all before “Klay” is the EP closer which manages to bend and drip little melodic droplets down the face of slinky hi-hats and deep, rolling basslines. As well as all this, buyers of a digital persuasion also get “124 ToneTool” – a four and a half minute ambient exercise that explores beat-less eerie sounds, modulated blips and sci-fi atmospheres.
All in all, then, a meaty package baring all the classic hallmarks of the Minus sound whilst at
the same time offering a unique Matador perspective.
Artist/Title: Matador | Spooks EP
Catalogue No.: MINUS117
Format: 12", MP3, WAV
Distribution: Beatport / M-nus.com / WordAndSound
Release Date Physical: March 19th, 2012
Release Date Digital: March 21st, 2012
Digital Only - 124 ToneTool
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