ARTIST: AKA Matador
EP: You Cool, You Good, Be You
RELEASED: March 15
“Falling somewhere between Bon Iver and 80s electronica with a good lick of 90s techno, we’ve a feeling you’re going to like this.” Electronic Sound
AKA Matador release new two track EP, You Cool, Be Good, Be You, out March 15 on 1-2-3-4. Written and produced by Iggy Rathmann and mastered by Hans Kruger at Mastering Mansion.
The Spanish duo, Iggy Rathmann & Fabian Zeiter, have been locked away recording for the last 3 months in their apartment in Madrid. This is the first of a group of 20 tracks exploring their fascination with aliens, love and cars. An experiment in sound design, they combine lush lounge recordings, sampling and hints of 80s electronica to create this stylish, opulent and futuristic sound.
Lead track, Chevy Nova muses on a love lost in time, bright and spacious, offset with a heavy dose of melancholy slurred within the vocals. The Spanish guitars of Coco Lips evoke the dance of the matador, funky, more upbeat and organic. Words filter into an unwinding, sprawling drawl – a longing melancholy and a dare to dream.
Draw comparisons to the dreamlike appeal of The Avalanches or Elizabete Balcus, as uplifting electronics intertwine with flutes and live instruments and the carefully sculptured sonics of FKA Twigs. While delicate oceanic musings evoke the sound of Porcelain Raft or Son Lux keeping you afloat in a trancelike haze.
AKA Matador now London based, were born in Madrid and grew-up amidst the bullrings of the city. The EP comes following their debut release, ‘You Never Felt’ premiered in Electronic Sound last year. January 2019 sees their return – they’ve been to the sea, they’ve been to the mountains, they’ve been in love, they’ve been dumped, they’ve been drunk, they’ve been eating badly, they’ve been driving fast, they’ve been recording… and this what came out!