Mat Zo is one of the most unique producers in the dance world that manages to impress with just about every new track, and today he has gone ahead and surprised us with a remix of "Bug A Boo" from Beyonce's old group Destiny's Child. He proceeds to flip the track completely upside down leaving us with a refreshing electro meets drum & bass rendition. Without focusing too much on what exact style the song is, we know that this is amazing, and luckily Mat is passing it out as a free download. Listen below to the track and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Destiny's Child – Bug A Boo (Mat Zo Remix) | Free Download
HARD Presents… First Ever “Go HARD Tour” with DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis, Tchami and Many MorePosted in Uncategorized by nick | Tags: Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, go hard tour, Griz, HARD Presents, Mat Zo, RL Grime
One of the US's top electronic promoters, HARD Presents, is easily one of the most cutting edge, forward thinking companies in the game, responsible for many incredible events including the dance festival cruise Holy Ship!, two of LA's biggest annual festivals HARD Summer and Day of the Dead, and HARD Red Rocks on top of various other one off events and stages around the globe.
Gary Richards aka DESTRUCTO, the man behind HARD Presents, has just shared some exciting news about the company taking their party for the first time on a full fledged tour, the Go HARD Tour. They will be taking over 5 cities including Seattle, New Orleans, Miami, Dallas, and Toronto.
The lineup for this exciting run of shows will range drastically from date to date; from buzzing rap stars A$AP Ferg and Rae Sremmurd to festival bass-heavy headliners Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, and DJ Snake, to house heads Eric Prydz, Tchami, Destructo, Mat Zo, Jauz, Amtrac and even some live electronic beasts including Big Gigantic, Griz, Porter Robinson's new live show among many more. See below for the full lineup for every date / venue.
Check out the line ups by date below and grab your tickets this Friday here.
SEATTLE – April 25th, The Tacoma Dome
PORTER ROBINSON (LIVE) | FLOSSTRADAMUS
TCHAMI | RAE SREMMURD | DESTRUCTO
JAUZ | ANNA LUNOE | WAX MOTIF
NEW ORLEANS – May 2nd, Champions Square
DJ SNAKE | ZEDS DEAD | BIG GIGANTIC
TCHAMI | RAE SREMMURD | GTA
DESTRUCTO | WAX MOTIF
MIAMI – May 16th, Klipsch Amphitheater
DILLON FRANCIS | MAT ZO | RAE SREMMURD
BRO SAFARI | WHAT SO NOT | DESTRUCTO
GRIZ | TOKIMONSTA | AMTRAC
DALLAS – May 29th, Southside Ballrom
RL GRIME | A$AP FERG | GTA
DESTRUCTO | JAUZ | SNAKEHIPS
+ MORE TBA
TORONTO – May 30th, TD Echo Beach
ERIC PRYDZ | DILLON FRANCIS | RL GRIME
BIG GIGANTIC | DESTRUCTO | TOKIMONSTA
ETHAN KATH OF CRYSTAL KASTLES | COSELLA
Chromeo feat. Solange – Lost On The Way Home (Mat Zo Remix) : Melodic Drum and Bass Remix [Free Download]Posted in Bangin by Bryan | Tags: Chromeo, Drum & Bass, Electro, Free Download, Mat Zo, Remix
I've personally lost count with the number of remixes to come from iconic electro-funk duo Chromeo's highly acclaimed White Women album, but today we have our hands on the first remix for "Lost On The Way Home" created by well respected UK producer Mat Zo! Known for not staying committed to just one genre style, Mat Zo takes all the funk and synth aesthetics from "Lost On The Way Home" and restructures them across an electro-filled, drum and bass foundation with precision and excellence. Daring to take the tune that features vocals from Solange in a new direction has provided successful and easy on the ears as well. You can even grab a free download of the track thanks to Mat Zo & Chromeo today, so stream below and above all… Enjoy!
Chromeo ft Solange – Lost On The Way Home (Mat Zo Remix) | Free Download
Breakout UK producer and DJ Mat Zo who's unable to stick with one style or genre has always wanted to do things his own way, so estasblishing his own imprint within the electronic world only made sense. Mat Zo joins the ranks of Diplo (Mad Decent), Skrillex (OWSLA), Claude VonStroke (Dirtybird), A Trak (Fools Gold) and others by starting his very own music label called Mad Zoo and has wasted little time in putting out its debut release via a two track The Up Down Left Right EP. The first single off the release is a disco-filled collaboration with The Knocks titled "Get Up 2 Get Down", and the newest track showcases Mat Zo at his finest yet again as he puts together an techy array of electro twists and house appeal on "Left and Right". The EP is available for free download for a limited time only thanks to Mat Zo, so we strongly urge you to act on this gift now and be sure to look out for more releases via Mad Zoo in the near future! Enjoy
Mat Zo – The Up Down Left Right EP | Free Download
This is the one folks!
News broke recently that UK genre clashing producer DJ Mat Zo and NYC disco duo The Knocks have been in the studio together leaving us waiting on the edges of our seats; well Mat Zo just passed out the collab as a free download. "Get Down 2 Get Up" is a mixture of everything to get you movin' and groovin' instantaneously with elements of disco, house, funk and splash of electro coming together to supply a summertime turn up ready for clubs and festivals galore. What's even better is the release being available for free download! Stream below and above all… Enjoy
Mat Zo ft The Knocks – Get Down 2 Get Up | Free Download
[PREMIERE] Kill the Noise & Mat Zo Release New Song “Part 1″ As Kill the Zo and Launch VIP Contest For TourPosted in Bangin, Contests, Premieres by nick | Tags: Bass, Contest, DnB, Kill the Noise, Kill The Zo, Mat Zo, Premiere, VIP
Bass fiend Kill the Noise and UK wild card producer Mat Zo unexpectedly join forces for an exciting tour aptly titled "Kill the Zo", which kicks off next week. We've partnered up with the two producers for an exciting contest to send 1 lucky fan and and a friend to attend a "Kill the Zo" show in their city and meet the guys behind the magic, more info on contest below.
The duo have also come together to launch their production project appropriately known as Kill the Zo; blending their unique styles for something very new. "Part 1" sees the producers going back to their roots with influences from their older aliases Ewun (Kill the Noise) and MRSA (Mat Zo) to unleash one massively exciting drum & bass tunes. The gritty, hard-hitting edge of Kill the Noise and Mat Zo's funky melodic twists leaving us with quite the epic track. This song is stream only for now, yet we can only expect to see a release soon. Enjoy!
Kill the Noise & Mat Zo – Kill the Zo Part 1 | Stream Only
We have teamed up with the outstanding duo Kill the Noise and Mat Zo to send a lucky fan and a friend to see Kill The Zo tour in your city, and on top of that you and your friend will get an intimate meet & greet with both artists and will receive an exclusive Kill the Zo tour t-shirt and limited bag full of other surprises. Enter through the widget below for your chance to win!
-(1 winner per city): 2 tickets to the show in your city
-Get walked backstage to get a personal Meet & Greet with the with Kill The Noise and Mat Zo
-2 limited Kill The Zo tour t-shirts
-Tote bag with special treats inside.
Winners for each weekend of shows will be chosen on May 15th, May 21st, and May 28th at 2pm pst. (Notified through E-Mail or Facebook)
Entry Method: Enter through Contest Widget here (You must answer the question specifying which city) (Every method of entry increases your chances)
**YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER IN ORDER TO WIN, as the festival's age requirement is 18+ only.
Tour Dates after the jump.
We’ve come to expect nothing but the best from tag-team duo Pegboard Nerds, who have had quite the breakout year in 2013. Their style to the masses come with heavy endorsements from the likes of Knife Party, Krewella and Griz, among many others. Following their recent touch of I See Montas ‘Evolution’, the duo smash yet another remix. This time around it’s Mat Zo‘s electro anthem ‘Lucid Dreams’ from his recent artist Damage Control album. Pegboard Nerds takes control of it and brings a giant injection of gritty bass with some big room house builds to the table. Stream the track below! Enjoy
Mat Zo – (Pegboard Nerds Remix) | Stream Only
[EXCLUSIVE] Mat Zo Tells All About Debut Artist Album ‘Damage Control’, Beatport’s Top 100, Huge Collaborations and More In Intimate InterviewPosted in Interview, News, Premieres by nick | Tags: Album, Damage Control, Exclusive, Interview, Mat Zo, Stream
TSIS’s Nick Guarino recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Mat Zo to discuss his debut album Damage Control, that is now available worldwide. Mat Zo granted us an exclusive inside look into the natural origin of the album, detailed stories on how some tracks came to life, and upcoming collaborations he has in the works, his thoughts on the Beatport Top 100, Bottle Service Culture, The Golden Age of Producer that is upon us and more. The UK native who now resides in LA has left the title for his album up for interpretation, but agrees that he will be causing Damage Control on the often stagnant electronic world. Listen to the album here, and read our intimate interview with Mat Zo below the player.
Mat Zo – Damage Control (Album Stream) | iTunes
TSIS: Your debut album ‘Damage Control” includes over 15 tracks while other producers strictly releasing single after single, what inspired this bold statement?
MZ: It wasn’t really a conscious move to be honest. It was more for myself to experiment with new sounds and produce music that differs from my previous releases. Writing this album has been long process over the past 4 years and most of the tracks on the album now aren’t the same ones I started with back then… they’ve all evolved into different pieces and bits.
“This album is my brains translation of everything that I’m into.”
TSIS: The album features not only Electro House, Trance, Drum & Bass, but Hip-Hop and Rock influences. Is this your life time of influences all conveyed into one cohesive project?
MZ: Yes. This album is my brains translation of everything that I’m into. After listening to a bunch of different genres over the last few years, ‘Damage Control’ features the output of what I’ve made from hearing those styles of music.
As we approach the highly anticipated for up and coming producer Mat Zo debut album Damage Control, we have an exclusive premiere of a new single “Time On Your Side” featuring vocals from singer Janai. We actually had a chance to get some back story for an upcoming interview with Mat Zo running next Monday. The song started out as a “Hip-Hoppy R&B Beat” and then after having Janai record vocals, Mat wasn’t happy with how the vocals were sitting with the track and went through the effort of completely remaking the song into what he refers to as a ”Kind of 90′s Poppy Song”. The vocals and melody are more then catchy, with an unexpected breakdown to set it off. This further shows how diverse the producing spectrum runs for Mat Zo.
Make sure to look out for our interview with Mat Zo running tomorrow, Friday as well as the full debut album Damage Control available Tuesday.
Mat Zo – Time On Your Side (Ft. Janai) | Exclusive Stream
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San Francisco natives The M Machine have dazzled listeners in the past with unique and dynamic electro house tracks, but change up their style completely on a new remix of Mat Zo’s ‘Lucid Dreams’. The mysterious group have stripped the original club aspect of ‘Lucid Dreams’ and applied a chill glitchy touch that reeks of summertime vibes months going into the colder weather. Check out The M Machines “Metropolis Pt II” EP here and be sure to pre-order your copy of Mat Zo’s “Damage Control” on iTunes before its November 5th release. Enjoy
Mat Zo – Lucid Dreams (The M Machine Remix)
One of the most exciting artists in the electronic world, Mat Zo drops off a very entertaining official music video to his smash single “Pyramid Scheme” featuring Chuck D of Public Enemy from his debut studio album Damage Control. The video follows an outdoor aerobics class that gets progressively more epic and captivating to watch, somehow matching the upbeat electro track perfectly. Grab the single today and be sure to grab his new album when it drops.
Mat Zo – Pyramid Scheme (Ft. Chuck D) | iTunes
Mat Zo has been working on his newest song “Pyramid Scheme” for quite some time since originally surfacing in his unreal BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. The song unofficially sampled “Can I Get A Witness” from Public Enemy and as Mat began to seek out official rights the story got sweeter. Chuck D of Public Enemy went further then giving Mat the rights, he actually recorded some new vocals for the track. Mat Zo is a big Hip-hop fan, and even bigger supporter of musicians sticking to their values. Here’s what he voice about the song:
I’m a massive hip-hop fan, so this was a big moment for me. I’d always wanted to work with a great hip-hop artist, and Chuck D is definitely one of the greatest. A lot of other MCs got jaded and starting doing commercial crap about getting wasted on bottle service at some ritzy Vegas club, while Chuck D is one of the few who stuck to their principles.”
The result is an incredible new single is an extra fresh unique sounding electro house driven anthem that will be soon enough rocking crowds worldwide. It will be getting released through Anjunabeats August 13th.
Mat Zo – Pyramid Scheme (Ft. Chuck D) | Stream Only till August 13th
Porter Robinson and Mat Zo’s monstrous collaborative hit “Easy” commissioned a few official remixes, including a standout drum and bass rendition from UK stationed Andy C. He brings in the tracks lightly altering the original by speeding it up and adding minor beefed up drums. Then around 1:30 he lets the listener gets a powefuly blast of signature drum and bass greatness still somehow keeping the overall happy nature of the original. It’s not easy keeping the essence of an original while making it so your own. You can pick up this incredible remix alongside the remix package including Botnek, Lemaitre & ModekBright As Day through Beatport below now. Enjoy!
After Will.i.am admitted that he did in fact steal the song “Rebound” from Arty & Mat Zo for his song “Let’s Go”, he sits down with none other then the Assosiated Press (AP) to explain himself. He basically plays dumb while saying some outrageous statements.
“If you look on the album there is credit. YOU CAN’T STEAL if you credited someone.”
Does Will.i.am for some reason think that you can “steal” or “sample” parts of other commercial released songs and release them as your own by simply putting someone’s name on album credits? Is he actually this horribly misinformed or just being very sneaky and playing dumb?
“That happens a bunch of times. Where legal takes so long but creative is instantaneous. And a lot of times, the community, for the sake of the art, bond with each other.”
Wow really? Arty & Mat Zo are supposed “bond over the art” after you steal one of their tracks and give them no compensation at all and release it commercially?
“What do I know? I give it to legal I’m not no attourney. I did my piece. I gave credit to the person who did it, It’s not my fault he didn’t tell me about the other guy. So who’s to blame? I didn’t know, I wasn’t in the room when you made it. You shoulda told me you had a collaborator.”
Then he actually goes on to say that he is sorry about Mat Zo not getting his name on the album credits.. Mat Zo is probably looking for a little more then simply getting his name on the album credits, maybe getting compensated for the song Will just released commercially.
This is above legal and financial obligations. It comes down to an artist who is more popular not giving respect to lesser known artist and attempting to take advantage of him. We will keep you posted on what Will.i.am plans to do.
Listen to the shocking case of Will.i.am stealing “Rebound” from Arty & Mat Zo here or below.
Will.i.am justifying stealing from Arty & Mat Zo to the Associated Press (AP)
Will.i.am – Let’s Go (ILLEGALLY SAMPLING MAT ZO & ARTY)
Mat Zo & Arty – Rebound (Go to 1:00) (SONG THAT WAS SAMPLED)
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