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RUKUS012 | 2017-10-20  
With incredible releases from Rukus artists so far this year, Matador is at home on his own imprint with the long-anticipated EP ‘RAMAHA’.

The five-tracker crowns a year of unprecedented achievement for the Irish producer on many fronts. His remix of OXIA’s ‘Domino’ occupied the No1 spot in the Beatport overall chart for weeks and still ignites the dance floors of clubs and festivals worldwide. Debuts with iconic names such as Cocoon (Ibiza), RESISTANCE @ Privilege (Ibiza), and Street Parade (Zurich) have firmly established Matador’s position amongst his musical peers.

The demands of such a hectic touring schedule can take their toll on studio time, but the Dubliner’s passion for musical equipment always wins out and the resulting EP marks an exciting, more explorative direction, without compromising that core Matador ethos.

The title track ‘Ramaha’ is a heads down affair with vintage stabs and 909 drums hammering this home. ‘Trigger’’s chubby bass line, killer drops and avant-garde sci-fi textures show his creative streak is on fire. ‘Juniper’, inspired by the Roland Juno series, intertwines the ‘6’, ‘106’ and ‘Kiwi 106’ in subtle harmony for this synth driven scorcher. The distinctive sound of ‘Bluto’’s Korg Ms-20 lead lines are woven with re-pitched vocals and a full bodied bass line. ‘Sunburn’, where simple chords and groove is key, closes the Ep in true Matador style.

‘Ramaha’ drops on RUKUS on 6th October.
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