One of the most innovative artists over the labels 18 years, Zo joined the Anjuna family 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.