Published on May 18th, 2012 | by Alessandra Calderin0
Mat Zo Joins The Language Tour with Porter Robinson + The M Machine
Electro rebel Mat Zo has been hard at work dropping singles and getting ready to rattle skulls all over the U.S. His latest single, “The Sky,” is available exclusively on Beatport. Zo’s latest musical endeavor sounds like a motley crew of cirrus clouds performing at an outdoor circus that gets rained out by a steady flood of unicorn tears which are immediately dried out by the chanting of a thousand cheerful vuvuzelas.*
He also has posted this boomilicious mix for your pre-gaming pleasure (or whatever else you use SoundCloud mixes for).
This summer he joins Porter Robinson’s The Language Tour opening alongside The M Machine and, in terms of talent and creativity, there is hardly a better combo. The barely legal Porter Robinson kicked off the launch of OWSLA, the label founded by Forbes Celebrity 100 newcomer Skrillex himself, with Spitfire, a dirty mix of dubstep, moombah and complextro bangers. If he weren’t a DJ, he would not be old enough to legally enter many of the venues he plays at.
The threesome that comprises The M Machine (Ben Swardlick, Eric Luttrell and Andy Coenen, also of OWSLA) dropped their ambitious and highly praised concept album, The Metropolis Pt. 1, last month delivering electro indie art house beats that both defy any EDM formula while remaining dangerously danceable. And then there’s Mat Zo who, like several other young artists refuses to let genre theory constrain his musical vision, blurring the lines between trance, electro and progressive house to create harmoniously complex morsels of wonder.
This line up is not one to be missed. Check the tour dates below:
Mat Zo ‘The Language Tour’ Upcoming Dates
*dates not part of The Language Tour
*June 08 Las Vegas, NV @ Electric Daisy Carnival
*June 08 Las Vegas, NV @ Marquee Dayclub
*June 09 St. Louis, MO @ Block Party
June 11 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
June 12 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
June 13 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
June 14 Vancouver, BC @ Commadore Ballroom
June 15 Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
June 16 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
June 17 Saskatoon, SK @ Tequila
June 18 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
June 21 London, ON @ London Music Hall
June 22 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
June 23 Montreal, QC @ New City Gas
June 24 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of The Living Arts
June 25 Silver Spring, MD @ The Filmore Silver Spring
June 26 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
June 27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
June 28 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
June 29 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
June 30 Houston, TX @ Stereo Live
July 01 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
July 02 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
July 03 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
July 05 Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
July 06 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
July 07 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
July 08 Tulsa, OK @ Crain’s Ballroom
July 09 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
*In this context the sound of the vuvuzela does not possess the obnoxious death sentence quality it earned during the last World Cup.
About the Author
Alessandra Calderin Notorious for her legendary dance offs, Alessandra lives in New York City where she writes for EDMInsider and galavants about. She prefers her EDM outdoors or in sketchy Brooklyn warehouses but will occasionally "hit da club" if you really want her to. She tweets about music, film, yoga and weird thoughts. She doesn't update her tumblr nearly as often as she should. Her spirit animal is Harley Quinn.