Apocalypse #2012, Ceoltronic
08.06.12 :: Apocalypse Now #7 presents 4 Hours of Minus: Matador LIVE + Ambivalent
Line up: Ambivalent, Matador - LIVE,
Location: The Button Factory
Dublin Doors: 11:00 -3:00
Advance tickets: €08.00+bf from: tickets.ie/ Ticketmaster
Ceoltronic & the Button Factory presents Apocalypse Now #7 in association with Color TV + the DIT DJ Society.
Your monthly big room count down to the end of the Mayan Calendar continues with a special 4 Hour Minus showcase. Ambivalent will get things started at 23:00 and Matador will finish the evening off with his new LIVE show. For anyone who has checked out a Minus show on the continent they will be more than familiar with the production quality involved when it comes to lights, visuals and sound quality. Always striving to deliver the European experience here in Dublin we decided to celebrate the achievements of one of our own; Matador; and a true ambassador of the Minus sound Ambivalent.
Gavin “Matador” Lynch studied at the Sound Training Centre for a number of years and released a solid stream of tracks on labels such as Perc Trax, Sleaze, 1605 and Cocoon. 2011 was a defining year for the Dundalk native. A move into full time production and a stream of emails back and forth with Richie Hawtin saw Matador join the Minus camp late in the year. Since then he’s joined the Clonk agency, begun touring all over the continent and his tracks are being hammered out across the globe. His debut Minus EPs (Kingswing and Spooks) have screamed loudly across the globe and have announced the arrival of one of the globes next big players.
Kevin “Ambivalent” McHugh first stepped into the industry with a series of parties in the base of the Brooklyn Bridge in 2002; fusing house and techno with experimental multimedia and urban installations. Kevin was quick to recognise connecting patterns of value between these art forms, with temporal, physical, spatial and minimal elements among the most obvious common denominators. If one person embodied these principles through music it was Richie Hawtin. The pair were soon working together, co-producing the Plastikman show at Mutek in 2004. The planning process meant spending the best part of a year in Berlin during which time Kevin assimilated into the scene. Energized, he returned to New York and besides co-presenting the Nerd Tank on East Village Radio, he began working on his own compositions, which quickly led to a debut release on Camea’s Clink label in 2006. His event organising activities also intensified, buoyed by the network of DJs and producers he’d met in Berlin.
It was after one particularly intense party, that Kevin set to work on a new track. Extreme images from the event were still flickering across his mind as he picked up his studio mic and, in a flash of inspiration, laid down a twisted, one-sided conversation in a single take. He passed the resulting track to Troy thinking it was just a bit of fun, a tongue-in-cheek parody for his friends to play. Within days Richie was telling him - the track was blowing up, the dancefloor reaction to R U OK was unbelievable. What followed was beyond his wildest imaginings as the track went global, topping charts around the world aided by Ali Demirel’s tripped-out video interpretation. By 2008, the gravitational pull had become too strong to ignore and he returned to Berlin, hooking up with the Minus community and embarking on a non-stop schedule of live shows and DJ gigs. The rest they as they say is history....