Stream Mat Zo’s newest single ‘Colours feat. Olan’
Get ready for this one guys. GRAMMY-nominated producer Mat Zo announces ‘Colours’ feat. Olan. This is the next single from his upcoming album ‘Illusion of Depth’, out October 9 on Anjunabeats. Just being honest here, the American is in me struggles writing Colours but it would be a disservice to Mat Zo to change it!
Following the release of previous album singles ‘The Next Chapter’, ‘Love Songs’ and ‘Problems’ (check out an incredible live studio session here), ‘Colours’ is another look at one of our most anticipated album releases of the year. I’m a huge fan of Mat Zo, aren’t you? A quintessential Mat Zo creation, the track sees Mat team up once again with Atlanta-based musician Luzana Flores, who records as Olan.
“Problems” started as a loop inspired by some old Foster the People songs. Mat directed the arrangement to a really cool place with more contrast and country-pop elements I wasn’t used to but really enjoyed…The lyrics were about this girl I was seeing at the time and my appreciation for feeling understood by someone in a romantic sense that really came out of the blue. That relationship ended very shortly after, but listening back to the song now feels good. I think it’s cool to have a rare but tangible expression of trust in someone that’s playful and bubbly,’ Olan says.
About Mat Zo
Mat broke onto the scene in 2008 and has been causing an uproar ever since. Who hasn’t heard of Mat Zo? In the early days, he penned Anjunabeats classics like ‘The Lost’ and ‘Synapse Dynamics’ which were far ahead of their time. They were followed by ‘Superman’, ‘The Sky’, and ‘Rebound’ (with Arty), records that pushed the sound of Anjunabeats to the mainstage and racked up spins from Pete Tong, Axwell, and Armin van Buuren. These huge names definitely helped to propel his career into cyberspace.
His GRAMMY-nominated debut album, ‘Damage Control’, released in 2013. This epic album gave Mat’s avant-garde approach to production its full expression. The album featured break-out hit ‘Easy’ with close friend Porter Robinson, the track took Mat mainstream. I am personally in love with that track! Are you singing it in you head? Easy was a Radio 1 A-List addition, Sirius XM BPM listing, a #1 Billboard Heatseeking record, an Essential Mix of the year nomination, and, ultimately, a GRAMMY nod for best dance and electronic recording. It deserves the accolades, that is for sure!
Since then, Mat has been nurturing new talent within his own stable, Mad Zoo, where he self-released his second LP in 2016, ‘Self Assemble’. Mat’s imprint has developed a new generation of eclectic, genre-agnostic creators.
He’s always stayed close with Anjunabeats, joining Above & Beyond for shows at Madison Square Garden and Huntington Beach and at Anjunabeats label showcases around North America.
‘Illusion of Depth’ will be released on Anjunabeats on October 9, with exclusive CD & vinyl bundles available to pre-order via the Anjuna Music Store.
‘Colours’ is available to buy and stream now.
The new studio album ‘Illusion Of Depth’ released
October 9 on Anjunabeats
Pre-save ‘Illusion Of Depth’ here
Watch the ‘Illusion Of Depth’ album trailer here
Mat Zo – Illusion Of Depth
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The Next Chapter feat. GQ
Problems feat. Olan
Fly While You’re Still Free
Colours feat. Olan
Paralysis fat. Olan
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