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Mat Zo talks ‘No Words’ EP

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Hey, I'm Mat Zo Welcome to my studio here in L.A.... this is where the magic happens! When I first moved to L.A., I felt really lonely I didn't make friends very easily... but eventually, I felt more at home in L.A., and I was able to enjoy the great things about L.A. like the mountains, and the desert all the great natural landscapes that the city has to offer. Besides music, I like to draw I play with my cat (laughs) I like to go on walks, exercise, watch documentaries. My first release on Anjunabeats was in 2008, I think It was a tune called 'Rush'. Up until that point, I had been on Armada and I had been talking to Anjunabeats for a little while about doing something with them, and I finally got an opportunity to release something with them and yeah, the rest is history. When I released 'Damage Control' and it got a Grammy nomination, it sort of put me in a weird place I didn't really know where to go from there. But looking back, I can see why it was an iconic album ...even though I kinda feel a bit of separation from it now. But I'm still really proud of it. What I dislike about trance music is people usually tend to use the same sounds and it becomes less about what the music sounds like and more about, y'know, the melodies and stuff. I like music that has a variation of moods and emotions and that's what I want to bring to trance music. You don't need to have big supersaws to have impactful moments. Trance doesn't have to be happy or sad. You can have a variation of emotions, You don't need to have lyrics to make it soulful.

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Posted by: anjunabeats on Nov 1, 2018

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Release Date: 26th October 2018
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Mr Damage Control is back. Responsible for one of the labels iconic albums and countless catalogue classics including ‘Easy’, ‘Superman’ and ‘Rebound’, Mat Zo returns home to Anjunabeats with the ‘No Words’ EP.

One of the most innovative artists over the labels 18 years, Zo joined the Anjunafamily at the age of 17. A series of revolutionary releases followed, rewriting the rulebook on trance sound design and groove. While the BPM decreased, there was a tenacity and energy to the likes of ‘Synapse Dynamics’ and ‘The Lost’ that felt timeless. As dance music was given a festival flavour, Mat was at the forefront with the likes of ‘Superman’ and ‘Rebound’ (alongside Arty).

2013 saw the release of his debut artist album ‘Damage Control’. A showcase for his eclectic songwriting and sampling skills, it received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance / Electronic Album that year, while his collaboration with Porter Robinson, ‘Easy’, hit the U.K. top 40.

In recent years Zo has pushed his avent-garde production skills to the max, including another critically acclaimed LP in ‘Self Assemble’, a return to his MRSA drum and bass alias, and nurturing the next generation of talent via his Mad Zoo imprint.

His return to Anjunabeats is yet another bold statement; 3 genre straddling tracks that bring together musical influences from around the world. A summer favourite from Above & Beyond’s DJ sets, ‘Meaning Lost All Words’ has the french house sensibility that has always featured in Zo’s work. ‘Says Without Going’ has hints of classic tech-trance, while ‘See It When I Believe It’ is yet another modern tongue in cheek twist on the trance formula.

Mat Zo ‘No Words’ EP is available to download and stream on Anjunabeats now.

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