Dublin techno powerhouse Matador blasts into the New Year with the announcement of his new label brand Rukus. Set for release on 15th February, Matador is celebrating the launch with his EP ‘The Enemy’, encapsulating his distinctive techno sound. Featuring vocals from Chicago’s legendary artist Felix Da Housecat, the title track “The Enemy” sets the tone for the EP with a hard-hitting edge of paranoia.
Accompanying ‘The Enemy’ are three other brand new tracks that weave a distinctive path into the brain in his trademark hypnotic and melodic fashion. With his last solo release topping the Beatport techno charts for nearly 2 months in 2015, we can almost guarantee an rousing reception from the underground to kick start the Rukus.
Having spent the last few years building a global crop of devoted fans as a member of the Minus and ENTER family, Gavin Lynch aka Matador is ready to spread his wings in 2016. “Rukus is another outlet for me to release my own music, along with collaborations, remixes and some other projects.”
Rukus is a term that sounds like its meaning – loud, a bit rowdy, and full of energy. It was this feeling coupled with the dynamics of being on the road that led to the name. “We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about something that fit cohesively alongside my Matador work, and Rukus just clicked – it’s a commotion, which pretty much describes what we’re trying to achieve.”
Matador played an impressively high volume of shows in 2015 making a palpable connection with his fans. Performing a trademark live set of his own material each weekend on the world’s biggest stages has allowed him to road test material and develop what is bound to become the trademark Rukus sound. He also has some surprises in store this year as this new imprint will allow the Irish producer to explore new areas in the techno arena. Matador will be continuing to tour heavily in 2016 and an up to date schedule can be found through his socials.