An artist that defies genre, Mat Zo stays true to form in all that he does. Now the acclaimed, multi-faceted electronic musician, who got his early start with Anjunabeats back in 2008, has returned to the label with his newest single, “Love Songs.” The move happens right in time for the label’s twentieth-year anniversary celebration this year.
Wrapping together elements of electro, house, trance, and RnB into a vibrant vocal anthem, the song features a sample lifted from Eddie Holman’s “I’ve Been Singing Love Songs By Myself.” The track has an old-school, throwback flavor with its lyrical qualities, which, when paired with Zo’s no-frills, left-field production, make for an intriguing ad dynamic listening journey.
“‘Love Songs’ is a journey back to 2004, around the time I started making music,” Zo says. “I had the vocal sample sitting on my hard drive for a couple of years, and I always kept going back to it just playing chords on top of it, trying to figure out what to do with it. One day I was listening to Another Chance by Roger Sanchez, which was an old favorite of mine, and I realized some of the ideas from [the song] would work really well with that sample. I wouldn’t say I ripped it off completely, but I definitely borrowed a lot from Another Chance.”
Bridging the gap between technology and music, Mat Zo will present a brand new festival experience in Minecraft on May 27. Mat will perform an exclusive preview of his upcoming tracks alongside fellow artists Lutrell, Swardy, Groke, Rohaan, Inverted Silence & Counsel Pop. More info on how to join the event and purchase tickets here