A few months ago, Mat Zo announced that he would only be releasing music for free from that moment on. Integrating these longstanding beliefs into the musical skill set he possesses led to the idea of creating a unique record label that exposes the exceptional talents of its artists without charge. After a lot of hard work, Mat Zo finally launched his new label today, Mad Zoo. The launch is coupled with the release of his latest work, The Up Down Left Right EP.
Mad Zoo is going to be a subsidiary of Above & Beyond's legendary label, Anjunabeats. Mad Zoo will be a subscription-based label and will not take a cut of royalties. Fans can download anything released on the label for free during the first week of its release. Mad Zoo has the potential to become one of the most revolutionary labels in the electronic music industry because of the unrestricted sound Mat Zo believes in. He previously said, “This whole genres business is like the Berlin wall, and I’m there with a forklift and a wrecking ball.” Mat Zo's personal handpicking of the artists on the label will ensure that the releases on Mad Zoo are fresh, influential, and genre defying.
The Up Down Left Right EP includes Mat Zo’s recently released groovy, disco-electro collab with NYC based duo The Knocks. “Get Down 2 Get Up” served as the perfect summertime anthem, as it has an upbeat funky vibe. The second track featured on the EP, “Left To Right” is yet another creative track that showcases Zo’s diverse approach to music. The catchy vocals that repeatedly loop throughout the track really draws listeners into the funky yet dirty beats emitted.