A revolutionary live artist and DJ with a shining reputation for versatility, GavinLynch’s outstanding technical knowhow means no compromise on quality andhis ‘Matador’ moniker has delighted dancefloors for the past decade.Raised on Motown, progressing to Guns N Roses, Pink Floyd, Orbital, Kasabian…,the teenage Matador was inspired by electronic giants Richie Hawtin, AdamBeyer and Jeff Mills. Having completed a degree in sound engineering andhoning his musical skill, he was boosted from underground DJ status when
Hawtin snapped him up for his Minus imprint, and a series of releases and high-profile remix work quickly followed. A resident at the infamous ENTER events
in Ibiza and worldwide; the Irish producer has toured non-stop since 2012playing everything from major festivals such as Awakenings, Creamfields,Neopop, Time Warp, Tomorrowland, and Ultra Music Festival, to club shows andmusic conferences such as ADE and MMW.Matador cites career highlights such as a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix in 2014,being part of the CNTRL Tour – A College Campus Tour in the US in 2015, and hisrole as a Brand Ambassador for the MODEL 1 analog professional performancemixer since its launch in 2016. Industry recognition and awards include ‘BestElectronic Live Performer’ at the Ibiza DJ Awards twice, and featuring onResident Advisor’s ‘Top 20 Live Acts’ for three years.In 2016 he launched his own label ‘RUKUS’ with a series of events and parties toaccompany it, releasing and supporting music from emerging and establishedartists within the electronic genre. His remix of Oxia’s ‘Domino’ reached no.1 inthe Beatport All Genre Chart and was also their no.1 techno track for 2017.Stepping into the world of television sync, his track ‘Inceptions’ was featured inSky One’s hit series ‘Strike Back’ and has garnered interest in the Matador soundacross the wider music industry and sound-scape scene. Airline giants BritishAirways featured his ‘Sunrise Mix’ in conjunction with Deeper Sounds for theirin-flight entertainment system throughout 2018, and in 2019, presented byMixmag, Matador streamed a sumptuous melodic techno set live from theHollywood Hills.His electrifying musical output spans genres and formats. From his vinyl onlyseries ‘Cyclone’ firmly rooted in techno, to his exquisite stream only, ambientalbum ‘Tuesday’, Matador’s passion for sound has no boundaries. His talent asa solo artist and his work on collaborative projects have propelled him to theforefront of today’s ever-changing, fast paced industry, and his performance
with Zurich’s prestigious Tonhalle Orchestra highlighted his dexterity as a trulyauthentic musician.As an ardent equipment enthusiast, 2022 sees the launch of Matador’s studiomasterclass in conjunction with Aulart, where he showcases his sound designprocess behind his track ‘Eternity’. Viewers can step inside his new studio inIbiza and experience the journey from idea conceptualisation, working withvocalists, arrangement, mixing, mastering, to the finished product ready forrelease.His new live show is also in the works – Live 2.0 – presenting a catalogue of newmusic from studio to stage.