- Release Date 2015-03-02
- Label Minus
- Catalog MINUSMIN34
Matadors year started off with a very special ALL LIVE Loveland party celebrating the Amsterdam dance institutions 20th anniversary and has already clocked up appearances at Fabric in London and Sankeys in Manchester so far this year.
BSunday kicks the EP off in moody style, with raw analogue lines unfolding over lively drums. Big percussive circles and tripped melodies also flesh out this killer groove. DaHustle is then a more groovy thing with nimble bass notes, charming sense of atmosphere and colourful synth patterns running through the arrangement. The arpeggiated bass, when it lands, has sent floors into overdrive at all Matadors sets of late.
I Gotcha takes cues from classic house with its pining cow bells, and the mid tempo drums rock back and forth as dark voices and spraying synths all work to get you shaking your backside. Song 2 then goes all deep and stripped back, with wooden hits, curious synth patterns and oodles of groaning bass before closer Vagenda marries elastic beats and bass with sci-fi melodies, lots of thick texture and warm atmospheres.
Every track here is sure to do a fine job on the dance floor, and each one proves that Matador has many different but equally essential tricks up his sleeve.