Welcome back to Anjunabeats, Matan. Last seen on the label with his ‘No Words EP’ in 2018, London-born producer 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 Anjunabeats discography – including his 2013 debut album ‘Damage Control’, and 2011’s collaboration with Arty ‘Rebound’ – Mat 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, ‘The Next Chapter’ sees its full release (following a feature on Genix’s Anjunabeats Worldwide 09). Incorporating a sample from the legendary drum and bass MC GQ, ‘The Next Chapter’ has become a staple in the DJ sets of; Above & Beyond, Genix and Jody Wisternoff & James Grant.
Matan adds: “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. I added the GQ sample (of him MCing at Westfest) because it reminded me of a drum and bass roller, but in trance form.”
Mat Zo feat. GQ ’The Next Chapter’ is available now digitally. Mat Zo embarks on his ’The Next Chapter’ tour with stops across the US, Canada, and France (for Anjunabeats’ inaugural ski holiday Anjunabeats elevations), for more info and tickets click here