HALLOWEEN M-NUS SHOWCASE with Matador, Hobo & Friends
M-NUS LABEL invades Toronto for HALLOWEEN!
Halloween, the time of year when the undead are invited to return to Earth...beckoned back to mingle with us mortals. In welcoming this invitation of darkness, we have called upon the M-nus Records roster, showcasing some of the world's top techno DJ’s and producers.
M-nus Records is the imprint of techno master Richie Hawtin, infamous for its dark minimal sounds. This tightknit crew consistently dominates the Beatport techno charts and DJ sets alike.
Our Halloween Showcase brings you two of M-nus Records’ rising stars, along with a brand new venue and pristine Dynacord sound system. Join us in celebration of the wickedness we so often evade – an evening that will be sure to haunt the dark spooky recesses of your mind for eternity.
The Matador Project was set up in December 2006 by Producer/Engineer/DJ "Gavin Lynch". This guise was simply intended for the writing & releasing of work created in the early hours…Nightworks, this time being when production is at its most natural for the 'Matador Sound'.
These early productions often went back and forth as they were road tested at various dj residencies in Dublin, '515@Tripod', 'Acii Disco', & the infamous 'Mixed Salad' parties. These nights & parties would pave the way, stimulate & energize this project & sound in a huge way for the years to come…..
Building on some solid production foundations & great live shows, this project continues to evolve & surprise with each week that passes… keep watching!
"Deep, Dark, Chuggy, Warped, Trippy, Driving….once it's interesting…..I'm on it"
Despite being an integral member of the Minus family since 2007, Joel Boychuk very much has his own identity. On a select number of EPs and singles over the years has the Canadian explored his own raw form of techno expressionism: sometimes dark and abstract, others more sample heavy and groove based, it is music for all recesses of both your mind, and the dancefloor.
A keen proponent of doing his own thing and going his own way, Hobo production gems to date include 'Failsafe' and 'Midnight' plucked from 2008’s From A to B as well as 'Symptom' off his Trackz EP. Most recently, of course, the debut full length Iron Triangle has been a critical success since release in February. The album explores stripped back synth textures, minimal grooves and comes doused in plenty of organic atmosphere, but also marks the closing of a chapter for Hobo…
Having spent a lot of time crafting his album, the man now wants to focus on DJing (after being an almost exclusively live performer for 6 years) and intends to get to work writing some all out dancefloor jams. “I’m really just hoping to have a lot of fun on the road this year” he says. Should you join him at any point on that road, it’s likely you will too.
ONLINE TICKETS: http://tickets.linebypass.com/event/HALLOWEENMNUSSHOWCASE.
TICKET OUTLETS: Play De Record, Moog & Soundscapes.
PHYSICAL TICKETS: available from presenters & promoters.
With local DJ support from:
NATHAN BARATO (Roots & Wings)
MEASURE DIVIDE (Subfractal, Frakture Audio)
REPLIKANT (Frakture Audio)