Following on from the highly-successful original release late last year, Mat Zo and Porter Robinson’s ‘Easy‘ receives a fresh coat of paint courtesy of a diverse remix package featuring the likes of Modek, Lemaitre and Botnek.
Maintaining much of the original’s vocal work and uplifting vibes, Modek’s ‘Bright As Day’ remix takes the lead with bubbly synths and swift hi-hats, turning ‘Easy’ into an upbeat House gem in it’s own right. In an equally stellar manner, elusive Norwegian duo Lemâitre are on hand with their signature vintage synths and feel-good vibes, leaving it to Botnek to round out the package with an electro house rendition.
Out today on Beatport.
Having taken their forward-thinking sound to the charts and back, elusive Norwegian duo Lemâitre return onto the radar with an official remix for Mat Zo and Porter Robinson’s ‘Easy’.
Touching on yet more of the rising producers’ maturely refined sound, this Electro-tinted remix showcases their signature blend of bubbly lead play and feel-good vibes. Bouncing off the vocals with uplifting melodic play and those vintage synth spots we now associate with the duo, ‘Easy’ is given a dignified remodel that extends the hysteria surrounding this evident contender for the throne of European House sovereignty.
Out April 14th.
In the aftermath of ‘Easy’ alongside Porter Robinson, Anjunabeats ward Matan Zohar returns to helm his first Essential Mix for BBC Radio One. Flawlessly mixed and rallying a diverse selection of tracks, Zo’s Essential Mix debut veers from the crowd with a consistency that none have come to hold as firmly as this new age maestro.
While following up on last week’s majestic Essential Mix from Eric Prydz was always going to be a difficult task, Zohar excercises his creative turntable dexterity to the fullest for an incredible two-hour showcase. Balancing his own uniquely energising productions alongside a host of unsuspecting floor-fillers, Zo ambitiously sails through 75 tracks from across the Dance music spectrum.
01. Andrew Bayer – Let’s Hear That B Section Again [Anjunabeats]
02. The M Machine – Tiny Anthem [Owsla]
03. Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order [Owsla]
04. DJ Falcon – Honeymoon [Roulé]
05. Justice – Helix (Gesaffelstein’s ‘Vision’ Remix) [Ed Banger]
06. Mat Zo feat. Rachel Collier – Only For You (Album Mix) [Anjunabeats]
07. Spirit Catcher – Rendez-vous [Z Records]
08. Kill Paris – Baby Come Back
09. Oliver – MYB [Fool's Gold]
10. The Paradise – In Love With You [Vulture]
11. Gill Norris – Forme (Guy J PM Mix) [Subtract]
12. Burial & Four Tet – Moth [Text]
13. Duke Dumont – The Giver [Turbo]
14. Daft Punk – Burnin’ [Virgin]
15. Mat Zo – Giving It All Up [Anjunabeats]
16. Filterheadz – The Game 
17. Boys Noize – Ich R U (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) [Boysnoize]
18. Ilan Bluestone – Sinai [Anjunabeats]
19. The M Machine – Luma [Owsla]
20. Mat Zo feat. Chuck D – Pyramid Scheme (Club Mix) [Anjunabeats]
21. Depeche Mode – The Darkest Star (James Holden Remix) [Mute]
22. Bungle – Astral Travel [Soul:R]
23. Netsky – I Refuse [Spearhead]
24. Enei – Movin’ Fast (June Miller Remix) [Critical]
25. Reso – Axion (KOAN Sound Remix) [Civil]
26. Mat Zo – Caller ID [Anjunabeats]
27. Airwave – Trilogique (Mat Zo Essential Edit)
28. Oliver – Mechanical [Fool's Gold]
29. Stoneface & Terminal – Blueprint [Euphonic]
30. John Dish – Karmma [Flamingo]
31. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda [Axtone]
32. Darryl Green & Xendo – Oh Yeah! [Big & Dirty]
33. Fedde Le Grand – Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
34. Sander Van Doorn – Dozer [Doorn] w/ Fedde Le Grand – Put Your Hands Up for Detroit
35. Markus Schulz feat. Departure – Without You Near (Gabriel & Dresden Remix) [Coldharbour]
36. Felix Cartal feat. Maja Ivarsson – Tonight (Botnek Remix) [Dim Mak]
37. Ferry Corsten feat. Maria Nayler – We Belong [Flashover]
38. Chicane – Offshore [Xtravaganza]
39. James Holden – A Break In The Clouds [Border Community]
40. Mark Knight feat. Skin – Nothing Matters [Toolroom]
41. Andrea Doria & LXR – Beauty Of Silence (Inpetto Remix) [Roxy Records]
42. Marco V – Song In My Head (Revixed Mix) [In Charge]
43. Zedd – Slam The Door [Owsla]
44. Tommy Trash – Monkey See Monkey Do (Re-Edit) [Rising]
45. Sander Van Doorn feat. MC Pryme – By Any Demand [Nebula]
46. Meck feat. Dino – Feels Like Home (Marco V Dub) [Yoshitoshi]
47. Cid Inc. – Refrost [LowBit]
48. Roul & Doors – Melody In Harmony [Flamingo]
49. Sander van Doorn – The Bass
50. Mat Zo – Sorrow (Theme from The Gladiator)
51. Noisia – Could This Be [Mau5trap]
52. Stoneface & Terminal – Leaving Earth [Euphonic]
53. Mord Fustang – Taito [Plasmapool] w/ Dajai – Every Day of My Life (Acapella)
54. Crookers – Dushi (SlapIn The Bass Remix) [Southern Fried]
55. John Dahlbäck feat. Terri B! – Flirt (Club Mix) w/ Your First Time (Acapella)
56. Mat Zo – Frequency Flyer [Anjunabeats]
57. Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy [Ministry Of Sound]
58. Mat Zo – Easy (Reprise) [Anjunabeats]
59. Daft Punk – Aerodynamic [Virgin] w/ Eric Prydz & Andreas Postl – Mighty Love (Instrumental) [Virgin]
60. Boys Noize & Daft Punk – What You Want (Nozeita Remix) w/ Daft Punk – Aerodynamic [Virgin]
61. Sasha – Xpander (12″ Remastered Version) [Deconstruction]
62. Noisia – Lilith’s Club [Division]
63. Alex Kenji – The Funk [Hotfingers]
64. Wink – Higher State of Conciousness (Marco V Remix) [Strictly Rhythm]
65. Pig & Dan – On Edge [Tronic]
66. Norin & Rad – Bird Is The Word [Anjunabeats] w/ Fatboy Slim – Rockafella Skank (Acapella)
67. Junior Jack – E Samba [Defected]
68. Andrew Bayer – A Brief Interlude [Anjunabeats]
69. Mat Zo feat. Eyes That Lie – Hurricane (Album Mix) [Anjunabeats]
70. Mat Zo feat. Pete Josef – Fall Into Dreams (Album Mix) [Anjunabeats]
Following on from the highly successful original release last month, Mat Zo and Porter Robinson’s ‘Easy‘ returns for round two courtesy of an official remix from Belgian producer Modek.
Maintaining much of the original’s vocal work and uplifting vibes, the first official remix of ‘Easy’ digresses from the peak-time stylings that pervade the original. Sailing through bubbly synths and swift hi-hats, Modek turns the acclaimed ‘Easy’ into an upbeat House gem in it’s own right.
Out soon on Ministry Of Sound.
Having both celebrated prolific years at the forefront of electronic music, American Electro advocate Porter Robinson unites with London’s Mat Zo to unify their developed studio dexterity for ‘Easy’. Originally a Mat Zo original that Robinson was keen to remix, this prolonged collaborative effort fuses Zohar’s aptitude for tightly woven melodic progressions with Robinson’s boisterous peak time hallmarks. Providing a well-rounded club track rich in uplifting energy, the first track to formally emerge from Porter’s recent collaborative run sets the precedent to an all-time-high alongside the fast-ascending Anjunabeats favourite.
Out today on Beatport.
Update (21/12): ‘Easy’ just hit #1 on Beatport.
Update (8/3): The official video has been released.
Words by Dan Carter
Premiered by Pete Tong on his Essential Selection radio show last night, American Electro advocate Porter Robinson unites with London’s own Mat Zo to unify their developed studio dexterity for ‘Easy’. Off the back of Robinsons’ chart-topping solo offering ‘Language’, his latest collaborative effort fuses Zohar’s aptitude for tightly woven melodic progressions with his own boisterous peak time hallmarks. Providing a well-rounded club track rich in moments of uplifting energy, the first track to formally emerge from Porter’s recent collaborative run sets the precedent to an all-time-high alongside the fast-ascending Anjunabeats favorite.
Due for release soon on Anjunabeats.
Update (24/11): A full stream of the track is now available.
With merely six days left of Porter Robinson’s hectic tour across the U.S., set up in a bid to promote the young American’s latest release ‘Language‘, Robinson stops by the Beatport office in Denver ahead of tonight’s showcase at the Odgen Theatre for an in-office live video stream. Apart from the young blooded Electro warrior, London-based Anjunabeats ward and accompanying tour act Mat Zo is brought along to showcase parts of his tectonic studio output as well as his diverse musical preferences.
11min – Mat Zo’s set begins
34min – Porter Robinson’s set begins
01. ID (34min40sec)
02. Modek – Goose Offender [Bronson]
03. Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak Remix) [Mixture] w/ J-Trick & Reece Low – I’m So Hot (Deorro ”Ton!c” Remix) [Club Cartel]
04. Porter Robinson – Say My Name [Glamara]
05. Flux Pavilion – Bass Cannon (Porter Robinson 2 Minute Electro Bootie) [White]
06. Seven Lions – Tyven [Viper] w/ ID
07. Nero – Innocence (Feed Me Remix) [MTA] w/ Qulinez – Troll (Sick Individuals Remix) [Size] w/ Calvin Harris – Feel So Close [Ultra]
08. Alex Mind – Demand It [Braslive] w/ Leon Bolier – Me [Spinnin]
09. ID w/ 2Edit – Datsun Tropicalia (Torro Torro Remix) [Party Like Us]
10. ID w/ Morgan Page – Strange Condition (Inpetto Vocal Mix) [Nettwerk]
11. BT feat. JES – Every Other Way [Black Hole] w/ D-Mad – She Gave Happiness (Arty Remix) [Enhanced]
12. Porter Robinson – Unison (Mikkas Remix) [Owsla] w/ Black Tiger Sex Machine – Rhythm Mode (Charlie Darker Remix) [Kannibalen]
13. Porter Robinson – Language (Original vs. ID Remix) [Big Beat]
MYNC’s Mark Brown is back at the helm for another instalment of the Cr2 Live and Direct Radio Show. Jumping from his own array of tracks from the likes of Nari & Milani, Fedde le Grand, Dirty South and Chuckie, the show embraces a collection of current favourites at the Cr2 camp. Our selection of the week includes Deniz Koyu’s Refune Records debut ‘Bong‘, Lazy Rich and Hirshee’s ‘Damage Control‘, with PANG’s ‘54 46 Was My Number‘ rounding off the three track Beat My Day Live segment this week.
London’s Mat Zo join in to feature his enigmatic musical preferences in a 30 minute mix as this week’s Cr2 guest mixer. With a further collaboration alongside Arty in the works, the Anjunabeats producer calls upon the likes of Mord Fustang’s ‘We Are Now Connected’ and Deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner’s ‘Animal Rights’ before topping with Dada Life’s ‘Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker‘ to close yet another 2 hour show from Cr2 Records.
01. MYNC – Stadium [Fly Eye] w/ Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime [Axtone] (MYNC’s Reboot)
02. Mario Fischetti – Dope [Cr2]
03. Lissat & Voltax vs David Jones – When You Call My Name (David Jones Remix) [Cr2]
Beat My Day Live
04. Deniz Koyu – Bong [Refune]
05. Lazy Rich & Hirshee feat. Amba Shepherd – Damage Control [Rising]
06. Pang! – 54 46 Was My Number [GrooveTraxx]
07. Stephan Jordan feat. Jammin Jay – The Sun (Electro Mix) [Cr2]
08. CLMD – Black Eyes and Blue [Up North]
09. Mario Fischetti – Faith (Instrumental) [Cr2]
10. Nari & Milani – Atom [Size]
11. Michael Brun – Rise (Dirty South Edit) [Phazing]
12. Fedde Le Grand, Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel –Turn It [Flamingo]
13. Mike Perry – Put Me Up [Cr2]
14. The 8th Note – Fire [Cr2]
15. The House Rejects – The Day After Tomorrow [Cr2]
16. M-3ox feat. Heidrun – Beating Of My Heart (Matisse & Sadko Remix) [Heat]
17. Chuckie – Together [Cr2]
18. Deniz Koyu – Tung! [Flamingo]
19. Carl Kennedy feat. Cheyenne - Once Upon A Time [Subliminal]
20. Denzal Park – Nammos [Cr2]
Mat Zo Guest Mix
21. Haroun Hickman & Rashid Ajami – Lets Be Free (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix) [Sambuca] w/ The Paradise – In Love With You (Mat Zo Intro Mashup)
22. Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – Animal Rights [Mau5trap] w/ Ridgewalkers feat. El – Find [Baroque] (Mat Zo Mashup)
23. Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker [So Much Dada] w/ Etta James – Something’s Got A Hold On Me (Acappella) (Mat Zo Mashup)
24. Paul Thomas – La Bombo (Funkagenda Remix) [Funk Farm]
25. John Acquaviva pres. Swen Weber – First Stroke (Mat Zo Edit)
26. Mord Fustang – We Are Now Connected [Plasmapool] w/ Eric Prydz – Call On Me [Data] (Mat Zo Mashup)
27. ID (1h58min)
While London’s Mat Zo can be championed on the merits of timing where his global explosion is concerned, his ability to fare Las Vegas’s festival traffic left saw him miss his slot at the infamous Electronic Daisy Carnival. Outright infuriation aside, his ensuing appearance St Louis’s Pulse Nightclub poised the perfect opportunity for the rising British producer to capture the energy that would have fuelled his landmark American festival appearance.
Balancing his own uniquely energising productions alongside a host of unsuspecting floor-fillers, Zo incorporates off his well-ornamented mash-up stylings with the utmost stamina throughout his St Louis set, calling on the formidable groundwork of Cirez D, Roger Sanchez, Deadmau5 and Daft Punk alike to exercise his creative turntable dexterity to the fullest. It may not have matched the sheer volume of EDC, but on the merits of his exceptional set for the smaller pocket of American club culture, there will undoubtedly be a next time for this creative asset to the European EDM onslaught.
01. Shade Sheist feat. Nate Dogg & Kurupt – Where I Wanna Be w/ Lentos – Forget About Us – (Barnes and Heatcliff Remix) [Cold Harbour]
02. Mat Zo – Superman [Anjunabeats]
03. Cirez D – The Tumble [Mouseville] w/ Danny Tenaglia – Elements (Acappella)
04. Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix) [Relief] w/ Mat Zo – Ring On It [Anjunabeats]
05. Deadmau5 – Maths [Mau5trap]
06. Dark Monks – Insane (Steve Murano Remix) [Iceberg] w/ Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker [So Much Dada]
07. Arty & Mat Zo – Mozart [Anjunabeats] w/ Justice vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends (Acappella)
08. Roger Sanchez – Another Chance [Defected] w/Laidback Luke feat. Wynter Gordon – Speak Up (Chris Lake Remix) [Mixmash]
09. Worthy & Eats Everything – Tric Trac [Dirtybird] w/ Nicky Romero – Toulouse (Tommy Trash Remix) [Spinnin]
10. Mat Zo feat. Linnea Schossow – The Sky [Anjunabeats]
11. Jorgensen & Jesse Voorn – Loser [Spinnin]
12. Deadmau5 vs. Jelo – The Reward Is Cheese [Mau5trap] w/ D-Mad – She Gave Happiness (Arty Remix) [Enhanced]
13. Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – Animal Rights [Mau5trap] w/ ID (50min40sec)
14. Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger (Deadmau5 Edit) [White]
Blue-eyed Anjunabeats ward Mat Zo has barely parted from the affirmative imprint of Above & Beyond as far as his tectonic studio output is concerned. Already partially unlashed within the labels 9th annual compilation, the London based producer’s forthcoming Bipolar EP promises to extend the already stellar run of impassioned club stirrers for 2012. Where artistically distorted A-Side ‘Bipolar’ tactfully encapsulates the atypical Progressive House anthem with pitch-perfect resonance, ‘It’s Yours’ transitions from silky smooth chord play to a contentious ensemble of emotively charged chord play that accompanies its well-tuned backbone with exemplary Mat Zo mannerisms. Transitioning from A to B with distinct dexterity and a sense of biotic maturity, Zo veers from the crowd with a consistency that none have come to hold as firmly as this new age Progressive House master.
Words by Dan Carter