I really have to give it up for Richie Hawtin and his Minus label. He and his boys never cease to amaze me when I see them at events in the US, but obviously their acclaim extends far beyond the Americas. Matador, the artist of the hour, actually hails from Dublin, where he’s made quite a name for himself. He’s appeared on the prestigious Cocoon, and has graced Perc Trax with his presence as well.
Now releasing on Minus, Matador brings us his Spooks EP. If you’ve been reading my posts lately, you know I’ve been beginning to trend towards minimal and tech house sounds. My penchant for glitch hop and purple bass music shan’t wane; I merely can’t avoid the undeniable truth that minimal tech house resonates with my soul–Matador verified this very thought to me moments ago, and shall do the same for you, presently.
It was the title track that drew me to Spooks in the first place, but it was the second track that kept me there. Bambam is a clear winner with its catchy rhythm and the occasional “bam bam” samples punctuating the track. I thought bambam might even be my favorite song on the release, but then I heard Klay, which blew me away. This EP is so good that it’s almost unfair to the other artists releasing music this year.