Hey, I’m Mat Zo Welcome to my studio here in L.A…. this is where the magic happens! When I first moved to L.A., I felt really lonely I didn’t make friends very easily… but eventually, I felt more at home in L.A., and I was able to enjoy the great things about L.A. like the mountains, and the desert all the great natural landscapes that the city has to offer. Besides music, I like to draw I play with my cat (laughs) I like to go on walks, exercise, watch documentaries. My first release on Anjunabeats was in 2008, I think It was a tune called ‘Rush’. Up until that point, I had been on Armada and I had been talking to Anjunabeats for a little while about doing something with them, and I finally got an opportunity to release something with them and yeah, the rest is history. When I released ‘Damage Control’ and it got a Grammy nomination, it sort of put me in a weird place I didn’t really know where to go from there. But looking back, I can see why it was an iconic album …even though I kinda feel a bit of separation from it now. But I’m still really proud of it. What I dislike about trance music is people usually tend to use the same sounds and it becomes less about what the music sounds like and more about, y’know, the melodies and stuff. I like music that has a variation of moods and emotions and that’s what I want to bring to trance music. You don’t need to have big supersaws to have impactful moments. Trance doesn’t have to be happy or sad. You can have a variation of emotions, You don’t need to have lyrics to make it soulful.