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Mat Zo Mixes Styles on ‘Damage Control’ – Album Premiere

British DJ’s new LP includes Chuck D and Porter Robinson

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Kevin Lake

Mat Zo’s debut album, Damage Control, brings an amalgam of styles to the world of EDM. From the buoyant and inviting Number One hit “Easy,” featuring Porter Robinson, to “Pyramid Scheme” starring Chuck D, to the melodic, atmospheric French house of “Hurricane,” Zo is an innovator in the electronic genre who blends cultures with finesse.

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“When I set out to write my album, I wanted to bring together all the different forms of dance music that had influenced me most over the years,” the British DJ and producer tells Rolling Stone. “I’ve never agreed with purism, so over the years I’ve found myself falling in love with lots of different genres, from hip-hop and garage to French house and progressive and, obviously, trance.”

Zo’s wide musical scope is evident on the soulful, strutting “Little Damage,” as he breaks from modern dance music traditions with strong results. Other  standouts on Damage Control include the hypnotic “Superman Lost” and the contagious, dreamy “Only for You” – featuring Rachel K. Collier are other .  

The rising EDM artist will release Damage Control on November 5th (it’s available for pre-order here) and will canvas North America during the final two months of 2013.

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