Mat Zo premieres Soul Food, the first single from his upcoming new album
The Grammy-nominated producer takes on a French disco vibe ahead of his forthcoming second album, Self Assemble.
While flicking through the boundless pages of the Internet, I came across a recent interview with Mat Zo done through Billboard. One thing that particularly jumped out to me was when Zo was talking about the influences of his new record - his upcoming second album Self Assemble. “I love filter/French house,” he says, “I wanted to make a track that captured that emotion that I felt when I first listened to One More Time". I love Daft Punk, I think every electronic music fan has at least a mild obsession with the masked French dons, but what I immediately thought was "Wait, hold on. How will Mat Zo, an artist primarily known for hypnotizing trance and off-beat breaks, release a track that'll convey the French, disco-esque house sound of Daft Punk and make it work?" I should've probably listened to Soul Food then, but I didn't - and I really quite regret it now. Soul Food is like nothing I've heard from Mat Zo before; sure he's dropped a few disco tunes before, but nothing on par with his most recent disco spinner. It blends the foot-tapping thump of a Wolfgang Gartner tune with the robotic disco line of Daft Punk, all mixed with the class and technique of a Mat Zo record. With a thumping bass-line, soaring synth and a heavily distorted robotic hook, Soul Food will send disco pumping through your veins and if this is how his whole new record sounds, I'm actually pretty excited to hear it.