Mat Zo and Chuck D: two of the least likely candidates to come together on a collaboration. One man is a 23-year-old British Trance and House DJ/producer, the other is a 53-year-old rapper best known for his work with Public Enemy in the 80s and 90s. Do you remember Mat Zo’s incredible Essential Mix from earlier this year? What about Zo’s set from Trance Around the World #450 live from India? Whether you do or not, both of them featured Mat Zo’s track “Pyramid Scheme” which was released today on Anjunabeats – a label that has supported him since day one. The track, which is just too good to stop playing, highlights Mat Zo’s stellar production skills and insane amount of dance music creativity. “Pyramid Scheme” blends elements of Electro-House, Hip-Hop, and Big Room Progressive with Chuck D’s vocal sample of “Rock the funky beats”, originally from Public Enemy’s 1988 track “Caught, Can We Get a Witness?” Although the original vocal sample is over two decades old, Chuck D actually re-recorded this phrase for Mat Zo’s use on “Pyramid Scheme”. I personally can’t get over how clean and funky this track is, but I know it should be expected as it could almost fit on the Bipolar EP which was released in early 2012.
Do yourself a favor and crank this one real loud – and DJs if you know what’s good for you, throw it on at the clubs. Show Mat Zo some love!
Tonight also sees the premier episode of Zo’s new radio show “The Mat Zo Mix” rebroadcast on Sirius XM’s Electric Area Channel at 11pm EST. Showcasing an hour of exclusive edits, fresh material and unheard tracks, “The Mat Zo Mix” keeps the focus firmly on the music. New episodes air every-other Saturday at 3pm EST, with a re-broadcast the following Tuesday at 11pm EST. I’m very stoked on this mix because I’ve yet to hear one by Zo that hasn’t wowed me. This is no exception. *Tracklist after the jump!*