Miami's Concert Pick of the Weekend: Matador at Heart
Head to Heart tonight.
Photo by Karli Evans
Gavin Lynch – the electronic musician otherwise known as Matador – started young and started standard. After frequenting a number of local teen discos in his native Dundalk, Ireland, Lynch turned to his own turntables, began constructing a record collection, and commuting long distances (like over an hour to Dublin) to buy more
But success wasn’t served on a silver platter. Lynch worked his way to the charts with the tenacity and passion of an artist in the making. He'd hit the kitchen after class, training as a chef before heading back to college to pursue sound engineering. It was this intimacy with the technical side of music that took Lynch from DJ to
Lynch is a self-proclaimed tech junkie with a want to discover the limits of his equipment as well as the boundaries of his sound. This efficient mix of curiosity and will has since steered him towards live sets where his music and crowd awareness tempt listeners to euphoria. Though he began as a DJ, with the support of Minus Records and the mentorship of Richie Hawtin, Lynch evolved into one of
When done well, the live set is a delicacy.
Matador. 11 p.m. Friday, December 18, at Heart Nightclub, 50 NE 11th St., Miami. 305-912-3099; heartnightclub.com. Admission is free; RSVP via eventbrite.com.