Mat Zo delivers a truly eclectic collection of talent on his highly anticipated debut album, Damage Control. The multidimensional musical elements showcased throughout Zo’s album prove that he cannot be confined to a single genre. His style is uniquely intricate, and his sounds are never predictable. Take the soulful sounds heard in “Little Damage,” or the funky, bass-infused beats on “Caller ID” or the captivating tune, “The Sky” featuring the hypnotic vocals of Linnea Schossow or the infectiously catchy “Easy” for example. Each and every song on the album showcases a fresh and uniquely distinct sound.
With Damage Control, Mat Zo proves once again that he is no stranger to breaking the barriers of dance music. From the intriguing opening synths of “Superman Lost” to the final fading melodies of “Time Dilation,” the album takes listeners on a mesmerizing journey through expansive styles and enthralling sounds. It is no doubt that Mat Zo’s immensely diverse musical talent has resulted in one of the most wholly original albums of the year.
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No one ever said being rich and famous was the answer to all your problems. The animated visual for Porter Robinson and Mat Zo's stunning collaboration 'Easy' conveys this message clearly. A young star dreams of trading in her lavish lifestyle for one that is more easy-going. What we should take home after watching: sometimes, it's the simple things in life that bring the most joy!
A musician is entitled to draw the line when it involves the direction of his or her own music. Porter Robinson made his personal preference overtly known during an interview with DJ Mag after he gave his reasoning behind denying a remix proposal from pop icon Katy Perry. In the interview, he took a clear stand against the so called “Stadium EDM” sound. For those who are unaware, the term defines a particular style of music which is geared more towards arena-size performances. To some, achieving such a sound requires adjusting one’s music to fit the tastes of a mass market. To Porter, it simply means playing it safe instead of taking risks as a true artist. “Those kind of functional, club-focused EDM tracks that are created to make people jump in stadiums are as uninspiring to me as bad pop music,” says Porter.
At least we know there are still producers out there who try to gauge each opportunity as a means to further develop their artistic vision rather than a way to bank on popularity.
Porter Robinson will gather the devout dance music proponents for the ‘Circle Assembly' at tonight's installment of the Enhanced Concert Series.
Saturday, February 2nd 2013 | 9pm-4am | Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium | 18+
9pm - 10pm: Joaquin Bamaca
10pm - 11:20pm: Penguin Prison
11:20pm - 12:40am: Seven Lions
12:40am - 2:30am: Porter Robinson
2:30am - 4am: The Ref This event is sold out