Tags: At Dawn We Rage, Burn, Chas Goudie, Chuck D, EDM Blogs, Ellie Goulding, Mat Zo, Public Enemy, Rahizel, Tiesto, Twitter, will_i_am
Is it just me, or has Mat Zo been popping up all over the radar lately? First, he releases an outstanding cross-genre collaboration with Public Enemy’s Chuck D titled, ‘Pyramid Scheme‘. Then, the EDM Twitter-sphere went haywire with the return of @Mat_Zo_Official. And now this?
A wise person (my mom) once told me, everything come in threes. This could be just another fabricated lesson our parents tried to force upon us as youngsters. Because let’s face it; I don’t have arthritis from cracking my knuckles, I made silly faces without it getting stuck, and I ALWAYS go swimming right after I eat.
All it took to complete Mat’s holy trinity was a little help from Ellie Goulding. Her latest single ‘Burn‘ has already received the remix treatment from big names like Tiesto, At Dawn We Rage, and Razihel. All three artists provided something different and unique in their own version. However, Mat Zo once again blew everyone out of the water with his dynamic musical approach and refreshing, professional workflow.
Ladies and gentlemen, Mat Zo is the future; and if you have not figured that out yet, just ask will.i.am.
At his core, Mat Zo is a good man.
Let me start over.
At his core, Mat Zo is a great man.
Rarely has an artist made such an impact on the industry with not only his music, but with his character. Anyone who meets the young British producer has nothing but great things to say about his musical taste, composition style, and most importantly, his temperament toward a somewhat uncongenial industry. Coming from a musically talented family gave Mat the insight and skill set to master just about any genre, and his most recent single exemplifies his unique ability to build intricate and innovative compositions.
Recently, Mat decided to deactivate his Twitter account which was one of the most popular and controversial accounts in EDM. When asked why, Mat responded, “I took it down because I was starting to spend more time on twitter than making music, which is what I really love doing. Spouting my inconsequential ramblings was proving to be a bad habit. Reading other people inconsequential ramblings was also proving to be a bad habit. I’m much happier without it.”
Well Mat, all we can say is thank you for finding more time to make the music we love.
His latest single, ‘Pyramid Scheme’, has been in production for the past two years and has been played in many of his live sets. It started out as a hard-hitting electro track, but over time each piece of the composition developed and re-shaped itself. The largest contribution came from a sample of Public Enemy’s ‘Can I Get a Witness’, which took months for Mat to clear the rights to. After a long and grueling process, Public Enemy’s Chuck D decided to step in and provide the vocals instead of just securing the rights.