by Mat Zo
Released: Nov 2013
Mat Zo had one of the summer of 2013's biggest smashes with "Easy," his collaboration with Porter Robinson. On his debut album, the British producer proves that his talents don't end at the border of the festival grounds. "Pyramid Scheme," featuring Chuck D., is another rave-ready anthem, while "Lucid Dreams" re-imagines Daft Punk's pyramid as a cotton-candy castle. Elsewhere, though, he explores ambient dubstep ("Time Dilation"), moody breaks ("Hurricane") and even hip-hop and G-funk, via a handful of brief sketches. The biggest surprise is "EZ," which flips his hit into sleek, tidy 2-step.