Forever one of, if not the most unique and well-known band to ever grace dance music with its presence, Above & Beyond have continued to push their sound upward and outward into the farthest reaching corners of the industry, both through their own releases and through those of artists like Arty and Mat Zo on their world-renowned Anjunabeats imprint. Now, Above & Beyond have greeted 2014 in their own special way, celebrating the label's 300th release with their latest single, 'Hello.'
Joonbug couldn't be more excited to announce the latest addition to this year's CounterPoint Music Festival lineup, Mat Zo. With the recent success of his Damage Control Tour, which supported the release of his debut album, Damage Control, it comes to no surprise that CounterPoint's organizers decided to bring his genre-blurring soundscapes to the festival's much anticipated return to its new 5000-acre home in Kingston Downs, Georgia this April 25-27.
For too long now, the world has gone without the sweet sounds of music produced by Porter Robinson, the last of which being 'Easy,' his collaboration on Mat Zo's album, Damage Control. After teasing fans for months with news of a full length album in the works, Porter Robinson officially announced that his new album, Worlds, is coming soon.
2013 is coming to a near finish, which means it's time to reflect on the year's most exciting Artists and DJs. The rise of EDM is no secret and not to be overrated. With an abundance of new talent, artists recreating their sound, and stellar festival sets that stood out from the rest, the EDM scene looks like it's constantly generating exciting buzz all throughout the year. Here's our pick of the Top 20 DJs who's made a great impression in the electronic music scene:
It's no secret that Robbert van de Corput, better recognized as, Hardwell, was crowned DJ Mag's #1 DJ. In 2011, he entered the Top 100 list at #24, quickly rising the ranks to #1 in a matter of only two years. There's a reason why he's been voted the top DJ, just look at the views on all his major festival sets on Youtube. His Tomorrowland set garnered 16+ million views while his Ultra set is at 17+ million views. The numbers certainly speak for themselves. At only 25 years old, there's no slowing down this festival tycoon anytime soon!
Thursday, December 19
Join Mat Zo as he makes his DC debut this Thursday night at Ultrabar. Start your weekend early as Mat Zo sets the city on fire with his explosive live set in the heart of DC. The unforgettable night is a must-attend for Mat Zo fans and EDM fans alike. Treat yourself this Thursday night! Tickets are available here $20
Upstart Oshana will be hosting a free, yes FREE, show this Thursday at Lost Society. It is genuinely rare to find a purely original artist and Oshana is definitely one of them. Check out her sick live show for absolutely no money this Thursday night!Doors open at 9:00PM. Tickets are available now. FREE
English-born Mat Zo had his love for the arts instilled in him early in life when he was raised by an artist father and a professional violinist mother. He's now been creating his own music for seven years and his debut album Damage Control finally released last month.
He's bringing his Damage Control Tour to Pacha NYC this Friday, December 20th. Pacha is one of the premiere New York City venues and between their fantastic sound system and supurb lighting, it's reputation does not fall short.
In order to be sure you don't miss out on Mat's unique blend of trance, progressive, and house - grab your tickets here while they last!
Pacha New York has become a staple venue for renowned DJs to spin for the night. From DJs like Avicii to Laidback Luke, Paul Oakenfold to Mat Zo, nothing says you've made it as a world class DJ quite like getting to feel the enigmatic New York City club vibe from the dance floors of Pacha. Celebrating their 8 year mark in the New York City nightlife scene is nothing short of a momentous step for Pacha New York's co-owner and President, Eddie Dean.
We snagged an exclusive interview with the nightclub honcho, and he shared what it's like to be behind the successful Pacha name, and his grattitude for the fans who have kept Pacha NYC running for so long.
Any New York City club venue that lasts for 8 years and is still going strong calls for a celebration. The dance floors of Pacha nightclubs worldwide are famous for bringing all the hottest DJs to spin for the night and now Pacha New York is celebrating their 8 year mark by featuring a December line up that is so packed with renowned DJs, you need to check out this repertoire.
The Eight-Year Anniversary event kick starts with Grammy-nominated, Austrailian DJ Dirty South on Saturday, December 7th. As a Pacha favorite, he will bring his big-room style House sounds to get the crowd going in high gear.
It's hard to gage what goes down on your typical Thursday night in Miami, unless you've experienced it for yourself. The town is constantly buzzing with action on any given night and as you coast closer to the weekend things just seem to get more and more lively. Find yourself along the strip of nightlife that is Miami Beach and you're in a whole other world of opulent late night treasures. Catering to the eloquently dressed crowds of Miami Beach's LIV Nightclub on Thursday 21 was London-based DJ and producer Mat Zo for his current Damage Control Tour, in support of the release of his debut album Damage Control, along with an opening performance by Anjunabeats label-mates Norin & Rad.