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 23)
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
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 who is a professional violinist, who possesses staunch musical ethos and 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'.[11]

In addition to trance and progressive house, Mat Zo has also produced drum and bass under the pseudonym MRSA on Hospital Records. He also has several unreleased tracks under the MRSA moniker playable through his Myspace account.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[13]
US
Dance

[14]
US Heatseekers Albums
[15]
UK Albums Chart
[16]
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
  • Porter Robinson & Mat Zo "Easy" Original Mix
  • Mat Zo feat. Chuck D "Pyramid Scheme" Club Mix
  • Mat Zo "Lucid Dreams" Original Mix
  • Mat Zo "Damage Control" Album

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
  • 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
  • Shifted Reality "Love Affair" Mat Zo Remix
  • Empire of the Sun "Alive" Mat Zo Remix
  • Ellie Goulding' "Burn"' (Mat Zo Remix)

Mashups[edit]

  • Above & Beyond vs. Cirez D feat. Richard Bedford – Thing Called Mokba Mat Zo Mashup
  • Probspot – Stalker (Fine Taste Remix) vs. Sander van Doorn – Reach Out Mat Zo Mashup
  • Pryda – Aftermath vs. Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks – Dreams Mat Zo Mashup
  • Wolfgang Gartner – The Way It Was vs. KhoMha – Magnetik (Sunrise Mix) Mat Zo Mashup
  • Jerome Isma-ae – ID vs. Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – I Wanna Be Your Dog Mat Zo Mashup
  • Eric Prydz – 2Night vs. Nari & Milani – Kendo vs. Kyau & Albert – Be There 4 U Mat Zo Mashup
  • Cosmic Gate – Back 2 Earth (Arty Remix) vs. Mat Zo – Rush 2009 Mat Zo Mashup
  • Faithless feat. Cass Fox – Music Matters (Mark Knight Remix) vs. Wolfgang Gartner - Montezuma Mat Zo Mashup
  • Ridgewalkers feat. El vs. Wolfgang Gartner & Deadmau5 – Find Animal Rights Mat Zo Mashup
  • D Mad & Arty vs. Deadmau5 & Jelo – The Reward Is Happiness Mat Zo Mashup
  • Sia & Sander Van Doorn vs. Mat Zo – The Girl You Lost To Superman Mat Zo Mashup
  • Paul Van Dyk & Wippenberg vs. Fish Go Deep & Dennis Ferrer – The Home & The Cause Mat Zo Mashup
  • Jerome Isma-Ae vs. Madeon – Flashing Icarus Mat Zo Mashup
  • Ernesto vs. Bastian & John O’Callaghan vs. Paul Van Dyk – Thrill vs. Nothing But You Mat Zo Mashup
  • Mat Zo & Arty vs. OceanLab - Satellite Dynamics Mat Zo Mashup

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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