Above & Beyond
With his diverse four-track 'The Bipolar EP' priming itself for release, Anjunabeats rising star Mat Zo is embarking on his biggest tour of North America yet - including dates at San Francisco's Ruby Skye, Toronto's Guvernment, Denver's Beta and Chicago's Sound Bar. The 10-date tour will come to an end at Above & Beyond's Group Therapy Miami party on Bayfront Park, site of the Ultra Music Festival, on Thursday, March 22 alongside Above & Beyond, Arty, Boom Jinx and Jaytech [#GroupTherapyMiami].
With Skrillex, Axwell, Radio 1 and MTV Dance all supporting his recent anthem "Mozart" (with Arty), the fast rising Mat Zo returns with an eclectic four-track blast of his innovative talents - each track a distinct dancefloor juggernaut in its own right.
With recent eclectic sets at events like the Bugged Out! Weekender and his drum & bass material as MRZO and MRSA for Hospital Records supported by the likes of Camo & Crooked, Zo is fast asserting himself as unique electronic talent; something 'The Bipolar EP' reinforces further by blending influences as varied as Daft Punk, Diplo, Deadmau5 and even classic US house and twisting them into bold big room sounds.
Surging the raw funk of Daft Punk at their punkiest against the deeply musical strains that Zo is renowned for, the lead track "Bipolar" lives up to its name by flitting between clicky grooves, electro synth stabs and subtle melodic waves in devastating dancefloor fashion.
A homage to Mat's love of classic dance across the 90s and early noughties, "It's Yours" is as inventive take on Jon Cutler & E-Man's funky house classic "It's Yours". Already a big room anthem from Mat's recent sets at Bugged Out! Weekender and TATW400 in Beirut, "It's Yours" builds waves of infectious melodic funk into a climatic drop.
A bridge between the carnival sounds of acts like Diplo and Major Lazer and the stadium filling trance world, "Ring On It" is an experimental bleep and bass-heavy explosion of carnival vibes - built around a subtle but undeniably epic riff.
Named after the world famous cellist, closing track "Yoyo Ma" is a driving melodic tech odyssey that draws influences from Eric Prydz's most epic Pryda work, big room techno and the classier end of trance.
Celebrating the 'The Bipolar EP,' Mat has also released an hour long mix of progressive grooves, quirky mash-ups and the innovative tracks from EP itself.
'The Bipolar EP' by Mat Zo will be released on Anjunabeats on February 13.
Mat Zo's Bipolar Mix
Mat Zo - The Bipolar EP - preview the full EP here: