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Last seen on ANJUNABEATS with his ‘No Words EP’ in 2018, MAT ZO has earned a reputation over his career as one of the most innovative minds in the electronic scene. Responsible for some timeless additions to the label’s discography - including his 2013 debut album ‘Damage Control,’ and 2011’s collaboration with Arty ‘Rebound’ - Mat Zo has never been one to be pinned down by the arbitrary confines of genre. From his beginnings on Anjunabeats, he’s gone on to conquer the worlds of drum & bass, ambient, electro and beyond.
One of the most sought-after tracks from ABOVE & BEYOND’s Group Therapy 350 set, he returns to the label with brand new single, "The Next Chapter". Incorporating a sample from the legendary drum and bass MC GQ, this track has become a staple in the DJ sets of Above & Beyond, GENIX and JODY WISTERNOFF & JAMES GRANT.
“There was a period in the mid-2000s when trance was starting to get really dark. For “The Next Chapter” I wanted to rekindle that dark trance energy,” Mat Zo said.”I added the GQ sample (of him MCing at Westfest) because it reminded me of a drum and bass roller, but in trance form.”
"The Next Chapter" featuring GQ is available now digitally. Accompanying the single, Mat Zo ’The Next Chapter’ tour with stops across North America and Europe, including a stop at Anjunabeats Elevations. For more info and tickets head to the Elevations website.
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