Dubfire, David Morales and Matador headline Electric Gardens Festival Launch Party

Electric Gardens Festival Launch Party
10th December 2016
The Ivy: Level 1
Sydney NSW

Sliding into the end of 2016, there will be no better place to be as T1000 Events unleash the Electric Gardens Festival Launch Party featuring a techno legend. This premium electronic daytime event will take over every room including the pool area at Sydney’s Ivy Bar.

Without question, Dubfire stole hearts and conquered minds in Australia when he closed the CODE stage at Electric Gardens Festival in January this year. This man is literally on fire right now! In addition to his stellar performance at Electric Gardens, he literally stole the show at Coachella in April, and was chosen by the legendary Carl Cox to play B2B at the big man’s last ever birthday celebration at this year’s Space Ibiza season! There is no denying that the Grammy award-winning Dubfire is an artist whose drive, talent and intuition have placed him within the top tier of electronic music artists in the world.


His solo performances at the world’s most influential clubs and festivals, running his label SCI+TEC and his exploration of audio and visual technology, he’s in a class of his own. Hits like Ribcage, Emissions and Roadkill have seen Dubfire’s reputation as a true master of his craft firmly cemented. As one-half of the hugely successful Deep Dish, he dominated electronic music for well over a decade. The release of their groundbreaking album ‘Junk Science’ in 1998 sent critics worldwide into ecstatic meltdown and saw Deep Dish thrust into the forefront of musical dominance worldwide. Never satisfied with the status quo, Dubfire spent two years crafting a live show (HYBRID), a concept that has wowed audiences since its launch in 2014.

Supporting him and making his Australian debut we welcome Matador. This talented producer has taken the techno world by storm. Gavin Lynch better known as Matador rose to fame as a sound engineer and DJ in his native Dublin. The dedicated producer has plotted a carefully devised route right to the forefront of techno in just three short years, with his initial break coming on Hawtin’s Plus 8 imprint thanks to a driving monster of a remix for Bryan Zentz’s D-Clash which announced Matador as one to watch in dance circles.


Following that up with a debut EP on Minus was the perfect opportunity for Matador, and the success of his Kingswing release gave him the impetus to launch himself fully into the world of techno. With staunch support from Mr Hawtin himself, Matador became a regular fixture on the Minus lineups around the world, making his debut at the revered Watergate in Berlin and going on to perform at a multitude of Minus events including a residency that summer at Enter. at Space, Ibiza. This also led to various festival invitations and an extensive touring schedule in just a few short years.

And as if that wasn’t enough, Code can now also reveal that New York House pioneer, David Morales will also join them. Considered by many to be one of the first true superstar DJ’s, David is also known as one of the most versatile DJs currently on the scene. Whether it is playing a pool party in Miami or DJing in an edgy European club, Morales ability to adapt to each situation is legendary.


A native New Yorker, David Morales grew up during dance music’s most influential era and frequented its legendary clubs. It was in such famed establishments as the Loft and the Paradise Garage that he honed his skills before embarking on a remixing career in the mid- 80’s – right when the art really started taking off. He has remixed and produced over 500 releases for artists from Britney Spears to Jamiroquai, and was nominated for his first Grammy Award in 1996 as a Producer on Mariah Carey’s album ‘Daydream’ for the song ‘Fantasy’. David was nominated again the following year and ultimately winning the 1998 Grammy Award for Remixer of the Year.