Mat Zo

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Mat Zo
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Background information
Birth name Matan Zohar
Also known as MRSA, MRZO, Unripelemon[1][2]
Born (1990-04-30) 30 April 1990 (age 24)
Origin London, England, United Kingdom
Genres Progressive trance, progressive house, electro house, drum and bass, dubstep, trap, chillout, garage
Occupations Musician, DJ
Instruments Keyboards, mixer, synthesizer
Years active 2006-present
Labels Anjunabeats, Hospital Records, Armada Music, Active Recordings, Astralwerks
Associated acts Arty, Unripelemon, Reif, Porter Robinson, Kill the Noise
Website matzomusic.com

Matan "Mat Zo" Zohar (born 30 April 1990) is a British electronic music producer, composer and DJ.[3] Zohar released his debut album, Damage Control, on the Anjunabeats label on 5 November 2013.[4]

Life and career[edit]

The son of artist Israel Zohar, and half-brother of Israeli singer Alma Zohar, Matan Zohar was born in London, England in 1990. He was raised by his mother, Wendy Caron Zohar, a professional violinist who, with staunch musical ethos, nurtured Matan's early love of—and prodigious inclination toward—music. From age one to eleven, Zohar and his family lived in the city of Cleveland, Ohio in the United States. It was there at age 8 where his father presented young Zohar with a guitar as a gift.[5] He returned at age 11 to London and continued pursuing his musical interests as a drummer and bassist as a member of a jazz and rock band respectively. However, Zohar became more interested in musical acts such as Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers, and his musical inclinations shifted to those of electronic dance music and DJing.

After 3 years living and producing music in London, his recording began to gain attention and play time by other disc jockeys such as DJ Tarkan, Perry O'neil, Swedish Egil, DJ R-Man, Jav D, Micah, Airwave, Andy Moor and Markus Schulz[6] In the 2009 publication of DJ Magazine's top 100 poll he was described by musical acts Above & Beyond, Lange and Daniel Kandi as a promising producer. In the 2010 publication, Mat Zo was a new entry at #66.[7][8][9] Mat's releases on Anjunabeats have earned substantial critical acclaim, and his collaboration with Porter Robinson, "Easy", reached number one on Beatport.[10] On 28 August 2013, Mat Zo announced the title and artwork for his debut album 'Damage Control' as well as a teaser track called 'Little Damage'. Damage Control was released to critical acclaim and Dancing Astronaut called it "an inspiring and timeless artistic debut".[11] In May 2014 Zo teamed up with Kill The Noise for a tour and collaboration productions.

In April 2014, Zo announced he will be releasing his future original production as free downloads via his soundcloud page.[12]

In addition to trance and progressive house, Mat Zo's production include a wide variety of genres from chill out to drum and bass & hip hop. His earlier drum & bass productions are under the pseudonym MRSA on Hospital Records. He also has several unreleased tracks under the MRSA moniker playable through his Myspace account.[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[14]
US
Dance

[15]
US Heatseekers Albums
[16]
UK Albums Chart
[17]
Damage Control 149 7 1 192
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Productions[edit]

  • Mat Zo "Exodus" Original Mix / Relysis Remix
  • Mat Zo "No Hassle" Original Mix / Progressexual Mix: Blue Room Project
  • Mat Zo "Foot And Mouth EP"
  • Mat Zo "Clovers & Acid / What's Left In My Snorty" Original Mixes
  • Mat Zo "Rush / Defined" Original Mixes
  • Mat Zo "Lucky Strike / Synapse Dynamics" Original Mixes
  • Mat Zo "Aurus / The Price Of Oil" Original Mixes
  • Mat Zo "Nuclear Fusion" Original Mix / Rex Mundi Remix
  • Mat Zo "Equinox / Subaquatic Dream" Original Mixes
  • Mat Zo "Fractal Universe / This Is Reality" Original Mixes
  • Mat Zo "Default / Rush 2009" Original Mixes
  • Mat Zo "Near The End / Land Of The Free" Original Mixes
  • Mat Zo "24 Hours" Original Mix / Oliver Smith Remix
  • Mat Zo "24 Hours" Rank 1 Remix
  • Mat Zo "The Lost / The Found" Original Mixes
  • Mat Zo "Back In Time / Millenia" Original Mixes
  • Arty & Mat Zo "Rebound" Original Mix / Radio Edit
  • Mat Zo "Superman" Original Mix / Mike Koglin Remix
  • Mat Zo "Frequency Flyer" Original Mix
  • Arty & Mat Zo "Mozart" Original Mix / Radio Edit
  • Mat Zo "Loop" The Essential Unreleased Mix
  • Mat Zo "Bipolar / It's Yours / Ring On It / Yoyo Ma" Original Mixes
  • Mat Zo feat. Linnea Schossow "The Sky" Club Mix / Extended Mix
  • MRSA "Chemicals" Original Mix
  • MRSA "Different" Original Mix
  • MRSA & Parallax "Recurring Dream" Original Mix
  • Mat Zo "I Never Knew" Original Mix (Free Download)
  • Mat Zo & Porter Robinson "Easy" Original Mix
  • Mat Zo feat. Chuck D "Pyramid Scheme" Club Mix
  • Mat Zo "Lucid Dreams" Original Mix
  • Mat Zo "Oldskool Trip" Original Mix (Free Download)
  • Mat Zo "Real Life" Original Mix (Free Download)
  • Mat Zo & Kill The Noise "Part 1" Original Mix
  • Mat Zo feat. The Knocks "Get Down 2 Get Up" Original Mix (Free Download)

Remixes[edit]

  • Lustral "In My Life" Mat Zo Dub
  • Keenan & Anderson feat. Tiff Lacey "Runaway" Mat Zo Vocal Remix/Dub
  • Tiësto "Driving To Heaven" Mat Zo Remix
  • Lange feat. Emma Hewitt "Live Forever" Mat Zo Remix
  • Soliquid "Music Is For Rich People" Mat Zo Remix
  • Waterspark "Fairway" Mat Zo Remix
  • U2 "Beautiful Day" Mat Zo Remix
  • Shifted Reality "Love Affair" Mat Zo Remix
  • Mark Pledger vs. Matt Hardwick feat. Melinda Gareh "Fallen Tides" Mat Zo Vocal Remix
  • Activa pres. Solar Movement "Eclipse" Mat Zo Remix
  • Signalrunners "Recoil" Mat Zo Remix
  • Josh Gabriel pres. Winter Kills "Deep Down" Mat Zo Remix
  • Sunny Lax "P.U.M.A." Mat Zo Remix
  • Radiohead "Codex" Mat Zo Bootleg
  • Kyau & Albert "Be There 4 U" Mat Zo Remix
  • Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford "Thing Called Love" Mat Zo Remix
  • Judge Jules "City Nights" Mat Zo Remix
  • Kylie Minogue "Get Outta My Way" Mat Zo Remix
  • Tate & Diamond Feat. Nicolai "Electrified" Mat Zo Electrofied Dub
  • Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston "Love is not Enough" MRZO Remix
  • Erphun "2wo Butterflies" Mat Zo Remix
  • Super8 & Tab feat. Alyna "Perfect Day" MRSA Remix
  • Reeves "Call Of Loneliness" Mat Zo Remix
  • Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto "Lifted" Mat Zo Remix
  • Empire of the Sun "Alive" (Mat Zo Remix)
  • Ellie Goulding' "Burn"' (Mat Zo Remix)
  • Elton John, Carmen Twillie & Lebo M "Circle of Life" (Mat Zo Remix)

DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs List Rankings[edit]

2010: #66 (New Entry)

2011: #73 (Down 7)

2012: #72 (Up 1)

2013: #93 (Down 21)

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