Mat Zo Breaking Genre Barriers

Mat Zo

His genre defying music is always turning heads at every corner. His musical creativity, unmatched. Matan Zohar, other wise known as Mat Zo, is truly an independent and innovative artist in the world of dance music. Recently Mat Zo conjured up his own record label Mad Zoo joining the rank of independent record label owner with artists like Diplo (Mad Decent), Deadmau5 (Mau5trap), A-Trak (Fools-Gold), Skrillex (Owsla) and others alike.

With no hesitation Mat Zo released his first EP Up, Down, Left, Right under his label, not wasting any time. The EP contains two tracks varying in genre. The first track Get Down 2 Get Up is a house collaboration with the Knocks that has a nice electro-funk that will have you sayin God Damn God damn! while you groove on the dance floor. Left To Right is a breaks solo storm, with harsh electro bass synth bursts and claps that will slap you right to left. Starting with a dark but energetic beat then properly smoothing into an uplifting airy breaks track. This 2 track EP has got it all.

Then from house to breaks Mat Zo has another track up his sleeve and this time he is set to wow the world of dubstep. I see MONSTAS track Circles gets a complete make over from blissful drum and bass to in your face hard dubstep. Something you would not expect from Mat Zo but it was only a matter of time before he reached all spectrums of sound. This remix starts slow but before you know it you are hit with pounding chopped up bass and vocals. In between drops you get a break of nice vocalization and melody but before you can catch your breath Zo strikes again and then he ends it smoothly. So much energy in a quick 4:33 time lapse.

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Worthy drops Hit Me EP, Nest HQ’s 2nd free release

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Nest HQ is keepin it at deep house and future bass vibes with another release this time by Worthy. With a history already full of ridiculous EP releases, this producer from San Francisco is only starting to showoff his creative potential. In an  interview on the Nest HQ platform Worthy talks about his experience at Coachella, the creative process in making his Hit Me EP and his up coming album Disbehave, which is set to be released this June.

Just coming back from playing with the Dirtybird Label crew (in which he helped form with Claude VonStroke and Justin & Christian Martin in 2001) on The Do Lab stage at Coachella, Worthy is proving to be a busy man. Just releasing Hit Me he is also finishing up the long process of getting his album Disbehave together. “It is a bit experimental and chiller than what most people will expect from me”. He goes on to say, “My overall goal with the album is to give myself a platform in which to reach a broader audience and show people the range of music I can create.”

Worthy‘s Hit Me EP is Nest HQ’s 2nd free release with AC Slater debuting its first. But you cannot compare the two completely for Worthy’s sound is real unique. With what he calls “Booty Future House” this 2 track ep will definitely keep the ladies on the dance floor shakin their thangs. Just a couple of vocal samples, some deep basslines and old school break beats and Worthy has added a couple of masterpieces to his playlist. I’m excited to see what this guy has in store with for us in his upcoming album. Should be worth waiting for!

Check out & download the EP below and read the creative process in making Hit Me in full detail in the interview here.