Dublin-based production wizard and live techno luminary Matador is set to release his first solo EP in eight months this Friday 8th June. ‘Air’ will be released via his own RUKUS imprint and features five brand new cuts of the same impeccable quality we’ve all come to expect from the artist.
Arcadia London has locked-in Matador, Max Cooper, Paul Woolford, Norman 'Mister Good Times' Jay, Digital Mystikz Coki & Mala, DJ Vadim, Ed Solo, and Serial Killaz, to complete the line-up for its two day 10th Anniversary event in the UK capital, which takes place on 5th and 6th May, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Laroc Brazil has locked-in Luciano, Matador, Kolsch, Butch and more for the forthcoming season, which also includes its birthday.
wAFF steps up as one of many high-profile remixers featured on Matador's brand new ‘Ructions Remix Collection’ — and DJ Mag has nabbed the exclusive first listen.
The much-loved DJ/producer joins fellow acts, including ANNA, Paco Osuna, Patrick Topping, Pig & Dan and many more, on the 13-track collection, which is set for release via Matador's own RUKUS imprint on Beatport from October 3rd. Irish techno don Matador's debut LP 'Ructions' dropped to widespread acclaim back in April this year.
DJ Mag tripped out to Loveland Festival in Amsterdam over the weekend, for a ripper 24 hours of epic tunes, intermittent sunshine and plenty of 4AM frites with mayo!
Kicking off at Sloterpark just short of the city centre, highlights included live performances from Gui Boratto and homegrown heroes Detroit Swindle, plus slamming techno sets from Irish don Matador, Canadian legend Richie Hawtin, and Cocoon bossman Sven Vath.
For the third year running, Pattaya in Thailand welcomes back eco-friendly festival, Wonderfruit.
Taking place from 15th - 18th December this year, the event is set to host the likes of dub legend Mad Proffessor, techno hero Matador, D&B-meets-pop group Rudimental and Brooklyn's Wolf & Lamb.
Celebrating art, music and life, Wonderfruit Festival hopes to be a catalyst for inspiring sustainability and positive environmental change. The festival consistently maintains a positive ethos, pledging ticket holders to be ecologically conscious during the event.
Fast rising techno star Fabio Florido mixed an exclusive set for DJ Mag this week, ahead of his performance at Sonus Festival in Pag Island, Croatia, later this month.
In the lead up to the popular festival, we sat down with the M-nus signed star, to talk his top five tunes from Richie Hawtin's ubiquitous techno imprint.
Sonus Festival runs 16th to 20th August in Pag Island, Croatia.
More details and tickets for Sonus Festival here.
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