Matador Biography & News
The Matador Project has officially become just Matador. In other words, what was once a venture set up in late 2006 by DJ Gavin Lynch has taken on a life of its own, and there's no taming the creativity that has spilled forth.
It's hard to believe that Lynch has a background as a chef, at least before he became a sound engineer and music producer. Whether was in the kitchen or the DJ booth, he showed comfort in any environment, not to mention a work ethic and passion that pushed him to rise above his peers. Thus the musical journey seemed appropriate, and it began thanks to an influence from early compilations like "Dave Clarke's World Service" and Richie Hawtin's "Decks Efx 909."
Lynch would become all consumed with not only understanding production and engineering, he lived and breathed the energy it provided. Soon enough, he was testing material at DJ residences in Dublin, at '515@Tripod,' at the Acci Disco and at 'Mixed Salad' parties. This would pave the way for early success of his remix of "Perc – Work Softer," which earned backing from some big names in the business. Just like that, Lynch was off and running.
Never one to miss the chance to take the bull by the horns, Lynch earned chart success in the Minus family thanks to a remix of Bryan Zentz's "D-Clash" and his "Kingswing" EP. His star only continued to rise, and Lynch has become known for solid production and fantastic live shows, with his organic techno sound still full of surprises.
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Matador Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 03/26/2015 Miami FL Mana Wynwood North 03/24/2015 Miami Beach FL Trade 03/11/2015 Denver CO Hermans Hideaway
Matador Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/26/2014 Dublin D The Button Factory 12/18/2014 Miami Beach FL Trade 11/01/2014 Brooklyn NY Verboten 10/31/2014 San Bernardino CA Nos Events Center 10/11/2014 Colorado Springs CO Sunshine Studios Live 09/27/2014 Saint Etienne B9 Le Fil 09/19/2014 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 05/24/2014 Coolangatta Qld The Coolangatta Hotel 05/17/2014 Utrecht Ruigenhoek 04/25/2014 Omaha NE The Waiting Room
Matador Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/21/2013 Antwerpen Van Antwerp Expo 11/09/2013 Chicago IL Metro 11/08/2013 Detroit MI Bleu 10/31/2013 San Francisco CA Public Works 10/18/2013 Amsterdam Gashouder 07/13/2013 Lancaster PA Chameleon Club 06/21/2013 Mexico City Dif Foro Reforma 06/21/2013 Las Vegas NV Las Vegas Motor Speedway 06/07/2013 Lausanne Pyramides de Vidy 05/25/2013 Detroit MI Hart Plaza 02/09/2013 Oslo John Dee
Matador Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 10/27/2012 San Bernardino CA Nos Events Center