At 24 years of age, Mat Zo has already conquered more genres than most producers manage in a lifetime - refusing to be put in pigeonholes. Ever since his teenage days topping the trance and drum & bass charts simultaneously, the producer has been destined to rip up the rule book and break new ground.
Released on Astralwerks and Anjunabeats in fall 2013, his debut artist album "Damage Control" realised his multi-layered visions in the most emphatic style; the culmination of a young life's work. A #1 Billboard Heatseeker and iTunes Dance album, the LP included his electric Porter Robinson collaboration "Easy", the euphoric blasts of "Lucid Dreams" and the chunky drops of "Pyramid Scheme" (feat. Public Enemy's Chuck D), but was arguably most exciting for its excursions into hip hop, French house, UK garage and so much beyond.
Critically acclaimed, the praise for the bold debut came from all angles too. Rolling Stone exclaimed “Zo is an innovator in the electronic genre who blends cultures with finesse,” while Vibe even went so far to describe Mat as “One of the best things to emerge out of the UK since The Beatles.” LessThan3 really put it best when they said “The eclectic and outspoken Mat Zo can pretty well crush any kind of track he wants, and if you don't believe us, check out his genre-bending debut album, Damage Control.”
Both before and since, acts as varied as Skrillex, Tiesto, Diplo, Avicii and Above & Beyond have championed his sounds (often at the biggest events on the planets), while Zo himself spends his time zig-zagging a¬¬¬cross the planet – rocking the crowds at festivals like Insomniac's EDC, Miami's Ultra and Belgium's Pukklepop, as well as club shows the world over.
Renowned as an artist in the truest sense of the word, the prodigious producer has also added his unique remix touch to the likes of Empire Of The Sun, Chromeo and even the Lion King's iconic "Circle Of Life" for Disney, as well as contributing a soundtrack composition to forthcoming film Our Robot Overlords (starring Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson).
Now a label owner himself, Mat's experimental Mad Zoo record label is again going against the status quo - promising to explore both new sounds and new models for music consumption.
Launched with the funky disco-jam of “Get Down 2 Get Up” (feat. The Knocks) and electro-breaks banger “Left To Right”, it will follow with tracks like the reggae-sampling trap of “Bad Boy”. Beyond that? Who knows. When Mat’s involved, there is only one rule: expect the unexpected.
As newcomers to the scene, LIPSTIK has accomplished an astonishing amount since their establishment in 2014. Gearing up for the release of their first original tracks and having amassed over 11,000 listens on SoundCloud in under a year, they are well on their way to becoming veterans of the electronic music scene. Their unique grasp of contemporary dance music has caught the ears of tastemakers like Anjunadeep and I’m Shmacked, both of whom have called on the duo to play with talents like Lane 8, Rusko, Lookas, Candyland, Zomboy, and Kill Paris. Whether at clubs like DJ’s On The Hill in Syracuse, NY – where they are resident disc jockeys – or onstage in front of thousands at legendary venues like Webster Hall, LIPSTIK’s fusion of old- and new- style house thrills crowds without fail.
Kyero is a promising young producer based out of New York with a very uplifting and easily-likable sound. As a college student constantly experiencing new opportunities, he combines his experiences with his undeniable passion for music to create something the world has yet to hear. Coming off of the release of two exciting new singles, “Side by Side” and “Away”, Kyero is growing quickly, garnering thousands of plays on his most recent releases via Soundcloud. He is currently working on many new and daringly different projects, ones that push the limits of the Kyero sound as his fans may know it, which will carry him to the next step on his journey in the realm of music.
Benny Yella is a 21 year old DJ and aspiring producer from Pittsburgh, PA specializing in Electronic Dance Music. Yella currently attends Syracuse University, where he hosts his own EDM radio show every week on WERW Radio. He hopes to carry his radio show, "Behind The Booth", with him past his college days and far into the future.
Most recently he has opened up for the Bassjackers and Kidnap Kid.
In the upcoming year Benny Yella hopes to release some of his first original mixes and remixes, as well as perfoming a long list of live shows which will help pave the way for future success.