Mat Zo’s label Mad Zoo signs Shadient with winter = reality EP
“Shadient is one of the most promising new artists out right now. There’s that pure, heavy, unclassifiable rhythmic distortion porn — but there’s an element of beauty and restraint in this EP as well. I’m so excited to see Shadient and Mat associating, because they’re two of the artists right now that are creating their own lanes and not compromising. I’m betting that Mad Zoo is going to be a very, very influential electronic label.” – Porter Robinson
“This is a great EP. “Lotus” has been one of my favorite tracks to play out lately, I wish there was more dance music like it.” – Madeon
“Shadient is one of my new favourite producers for sure. My favourite track on his new ep is by far “Leidenfrost” … if anyone likes my tunes they will definitely love that song and the rest of the ep.” – Rezz
Mad Zoo had previously existed solely as a platform for Mat Zo output, before The M Machine approached him for a one off partnership. But, it was only once Mat came across 19-year-old English producer, Shadient, that he knew Mad Zoo was destined to become a full fledged label.
Out now is the winter=reality EP, Shadient’s debut release on Mad Zoo. The lead single is “Lotus,” a dark and intense experimental bass track that comes complete with a full on air-raid-level assault of twisting build ups and torrential drops. Immaculately constructed with each element polished to its full potential, “Lotus” is a sure fire dance floor demolisher. The remainder of the EP is comprised of “Secret Fires,” a full length melodic interlude, “Leidenfrost,” an ominous, bass heavy hybrid number, and “The View From Up Here” a prolific outro to round out the remarkable EP.
Shadient has been producing music out of his bedroom since the age of 10, and draws inspiration from the likes of FKA Twigs, Jon Hopkins, Moody Good, Aphex Twin, Rezz, Gesaffelstein, Justice and more.
In line with Shadient’s more analog influences, the winter=reality EP will also be available as an extremely limited cassette for sale via the Mad Zoo online store and at a yet to be revealed event in Los Angeles.