Poplife + Electric Love Productions + Culture Productions present
Mat Zo: The Mad Zoo Winter Roadshow 2014
697 N Miami Ave.
Miami, FL, 33136
Doors 11:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
"This whole genres business is like the Berlin wall, and I'm there with a forklift and a wrecking ball" Mat Zo
At 23 years of age, Mat Zo is part of a new breed of precocious, unrestricted DJ/producers that are making big noises without the one-dimensional genre blinkers of old. In the last 12 months alone, the London based producer has seen his boundary-blurring productions like "Bipolar" and his latest missive - the big room melodic funk anthem "Easy" with partner in crime Porter Robinson - dominate the Beatport charts.
DJs as varied as Skrillex, the Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto and Above & Beyond hammer them at the biggest events on the planets, while Zo himself spends his time zig-zagging across the planet – rocking the crowds at events like Electric Zoo in New York, Audiotistic in LA, Creamfields Australia and London's SW4.
As anyone who follows his colourful twitter feed will know, Zo is a ranter as well as a raver. Laid back but full of creative fire, he's still the music obsessed joker that his mates have always known – but somehow seems like an elder statesman at the same time. As a prodigious teenager, he took both the drum & bass (he records for Hospital as MRSA) and trance scenes by storm. Now armed with a discography of hits that would put some of the longest standing producers to shame, he has gone on to remix pop princess Kylie and become a leading light in both the drum & bass and trance scenes – occasionally topping the Beatport charts in both genres at the same time.
With "The Bipolar EP" finding its way into the sets of A-Trak, Afrojack, Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki and Roger Sanchez, Zo has proved his chameleon-like capabilities to find fans in whatever sound he turns his hands too. A recent Beatport #1, "Easy" (with Porter Robinson) has been clocking up BBC Radio 1 play from Pete Tong, Zane Lowe and Annie Mac.
With his recent 70-track Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 journeying from Burial to Sasha and Daft Punk to Noisia, Zo's kaleidoscopic creativity is now ready to be unleashed in full force through the release of his debut album in summer 2013. With everything from French house to hip-hop planned for the album, Zo's genre-wrecking visions are set to be realised in the most explosive manner imaginable.
Haywyre consists of Martin Vogt, who has been studying piano since the age of six. His interest in the production of hip-hop, dubstep, jazz and electronica began growing when he lived in Austria. Shortly after moving back to the United States, in 2008, Haywyre was created. Now, he is on a mission to consistently provide his listeners with variety. Synthetic and organic elements combine in progress
ive music inspired by artists such as Noisia, Break, STS9, Pretty Lights, Flying Lotus, KOAN Sound, Patrick O'Hearn, Kraak & Smaak, Phillip Glass, Clint Mansell and Abdullah Ibrahim. Martin performs the main melodies of his songs on his MIDI keyboard, but also records live instruments such as guitar, violin, armenian flutes and more. So far, he has mastered / produced every release himself.
His music production is made possible with FL Studio, Ableton Live, an AKAI MPK 88 midi keyboard, Rhode NT3 Microphone, ROKIT 8's, a Komplete Audio 6 Interface and several (virtual and physical) instruments. His artwork and design has been made possible by Soroush Barazesh, KeepWalking (Facundo DW), Jonathan Coffey, Justin Slattum and Steeve Teeple.
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$20.00 - $25.00
Grand Central - Miami
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