Matador

Matador debuts his vinyl-only Cyclone Series with a three-track EP. The series was informed by the early years of Lynch's career, as well as the stripped-back setup he used to make music while touring. ‘Come With Me’ builds and disperses, creating an increasing tension while the fast pace and percussive beats keep up the pressure. 

Hi hats and distorted chords back an offset beat, with rising sirens in the breakdowns. Each build is marked by a sudden pause and a vocal of the title, with complex percussion, twangy notes, rattling beats and fast sharp riffs.

 

`Connected’ also goes for a triple whammy of builds, this time with an increasingly echoing deep bass vocal riff behind hi hats, hissing cymbals and clapping beats, taking off in a ride of percussion and pizzicato.

 

In ‘Fidgit’ a loose elasticated bass backs a metronome ticking beat before the full percussion blasts in, to take you on a switchback journey of sharp, low reverberating bass riffs, the breakdowns bringing high melodic tunes, morse-like notes, and imperious builds to further heights.  

 

"I went on tour and had a week off in Australia," Lynch told Resident Advisor. "I got an apartment and got some speakers from some friends. I was playing a festival and I wanted new music, and it just came together and flowed. I did five tracks that week. It's about limiting what I have—a 303, a 909, my computer and other bits and pieces. I want to be able to recreate it in my new live show this year."

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