Mat Zo – Sinful (feat. I See MONSTAS)
Classic electronic tropes seem to be the centerpiece of Mat Zo’s sophomore album Self Assemble. Its leading single “Soul Food,” showcased retro electric guitar riffs guided by a house rhythm to conjure visions of a party in the 1980s. His free demo “Don’t Say The T Word” brought listeners back to the ’90s when trance was reaching its commercial peak.
Zo maintains these vintage aspects in Self Assemble’s second single “Sinful.” Guitar plays a primary role in the collaboration with I See MONSTAS, much like “Soul Food,” as carefree vocals float over a groovy topline and distorted synths. Future funk might me making headlines in EDM with artists like GRiZ and Big Gigantic purveying the sound, but Zo’s classically-influenced interpretation of the style allows a less bass-heavy, yet equally catchy alternative to what we’re used to hearing.
Self Assemble drops on March 25.
Mat Zo cues nostalgia with ‘Soul Food’
Mat Zo’s sophomore album, ‘Self Assemble,’ gets official March release date
Mat Zo revisits traditional trance style with ‘Don’t Say The T Word’ [Free Download]