As I sit down to write up the MAD EP by Mat Zo, I’m at a loss for words. Not even in just describing the project, but just in general. The MAD EP is that good; it’s going to mess with your brain and you’re not going to be able to think straight.
The whole project, including the artwork, is damn near perfect. The three track EP was released by Mat’s label Mad Zoo in conjunction with his tour announcement. From the start of the first track, “Trogoldyte,” Mat puts the listener in a trance with a majestic introduction that sounds as though it was created by Elfman for the beginning of a Burton flick. From there it moves into a celestial, bass-heavy production. With “Take It Back” Mat gets down and dirty with a hip-hop tinged original featuring Foreign Beggars. Although he has come so far, you get to hear some of his drum & bass influences from his early days as a producer. The same can be said for “MAD” who’s jungle sound will get any party pumping. It really will make you go mad.
The artwork embodies the sounds of the EP to a T. We’ve been bumping this since it was released two weeks ago. If it’s somehow slipped under your radar, give it a listen. If you’ve already heard it, you know you wanna play it again. MAD is currently available on digital stores. If you would like to see Mat during his tour, check out his dates below!
Sept 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities
Sept 17 – Portland, OR @ 45 East
Sept 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Site 1A
Sept 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ REV
Sept 28 – Boston, MA @ Bijou
Oct 1 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 7 – Pontiac, MI @ Elektricity
Oct 8 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
Oct 13 – Winnipeg, MB @ District Stop
Oct 14 – Calgary, AB @ Marquee
Oct 15 – Hamilton, ON @ Club 77
Oct 21 – Miami, FL @ 1306
Oct 22 – Tampa, FL @ Ritz
Nov 10 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Sutra
Nov 11 – San Diego, CA @ Bassmnt
Nov 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Create
Nov 19 – Chandler, AZ @ Global Dance Festival
Nov 23 – Austin, TX @ Kingdom
Nov 25 – Houston, TX @ Stereo Live