“This whole genres business is like the Berlin wall, and I’m there with a forklift and a wrecking ball” – Mat Zo.
Well now, the last time we saw Mat Zo was a long, long time ago. It’s safe to say that we’re excited that he’s coming back to Kuala Lumpur!
At 22 years of age, Mat Zo is part of a new breed of precocious, unrestricted DJ/producers that are making big noises without the one-dimensional genre blinkers of old. In the last 12 months alone, the London based producer has seen his boundary-blurring productions like “Bipolar” and his latest missive – the big room melodic funk anthem “Easy” with partner in crime Porter Robinson – dominate the Beatport charts.
But if you asked us, this is our all-time favourite Mat Zo production:
DJs as varied as Skrillex, the Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto and Above & Beyond hammer them at the biggest events on the planets, while Zo himself spends his time zig-zagging across the planet – rocking the crowds at events like Electric Zoo in New York, Audiotistic in LA, Creamfields Australia and London’s SW4.
As anyone who follows his colourful twitter feed will know, Zo is a ranter as well as a raver. Laid back but full of creative fire, he’s still the music obsessed joker that his mates have always known – but somehow seems like an elder statesman at the same time. As a prodigious teenager, he took both the drum & bass (he records for Hospital as MRSA) and trance scenes by storm.
Now armed with a discography of hits that would put some of the longest standing producers to shame, he has gone on to remix pop princess Kylie and become a leading light in both the drum & bass and trance scenes – occasionally topping the Beatport charts in both genres at the same time.
Deets are as follows:
Date: 8th August (Friday)
Time: 10pm onwards
Venue: Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur
Ticket Entry: RM45 before 11pm (Men/Ladies) (inc 1 drink) / RM60 after 11pm (Men/Ladies) (inc 1 drink)
Bottle Entry: RM450 / 4 pax (All Night)
Reservations: Please call 03-2171 1997 (12pm – 6pm) or 0163323191 (after 6pm) or email [email protected]
*applicable to 21 yrs old and above only