Matador is a revolutionary live artist with a shining reputation for versatility, whilst his outstanding technical knowhow means no compromise on quality. This year sees the launch of a slew of exciting new creative projects as the Dublin-born producer and RUKUS label boss upshifts his talents by several gears, emerging from solid success both touring and releasing to a newly re-energised blast into the spotlight. This year adds a new live show, and releases in new areas such as a streamed ambient album and a white label vinyl series, to his already packed resume.

The live show Matador, aka Gavin Lynch, is working on in his beloved tech-heaven studio for this year will feature live vocals and keyboards in a new body of work, with a combination of analogue, digital and modular technology. On top of that, he releases his first ambient album, ‘95BPM – Music to Fill the Space’ in June. The two-hour LP will be available exclusively via streaming on all platforms, while he also plans a vinyl-only venture; his upcoming ‘Cyclone’ series will see him release his own tracks on a limited run white label vinyl. His RUKUS imprint isn’t being left out, with a new release from the boss this summer as well as showcasing others’ talent.

Matador’s breath-taking explosive live shows result in packed crowds. His schedule for 2019 has already included Ultra Festival, Sonar Istanbul, a run of South America shows, with a US tour, Amsterdam Open Air and many more TBC, adding to his record of appearances at the likes of Awakenings, Tomorrowland, Sonus Croatia, Output, DC-10, Stereo Montreal.