The Sherp compiles a list of things about Mat Zo that you couldn’t have known.


So Mat Zo is in India, and The Sherp couldn’t be more excited! Get to know Mat Zo better…

1. Mat Zo started making his own music at the age of 8 and started composing MIDIs at the age of 11.

2. He has produced drum ‘n’ bass tracks under the pseudonym MRSA on Hospital Records.

3. His other pseudonyms are ‘Unripelemon’ and ‘Reif’.

4. When Mat was a teenager, he pursued his musical interests as a drummer and bassist of funk and rock bands.

5. He has been referred to as the heir to the Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats throne.

6. Mat once tried to negotiate a deal with Adidas which entailed a customized track-suit with flashing LED lights made especially for him.

7. Initially, ‘Easy’ was a smooth garage-style song by Mat Zo. But after he showed it to Porter Ronbinson, they decided to make it a big room anthem.

8. Mat Zo’s ultimate goal is to produce music for films.

9. When he turned 8, Mat’s dad bought him a guitar. And when he was about 5 years old, he used to bang away at his xylophone while watching Fantasia.

10. Mat’s mother is a violinist and was brought up in a classical musical surrounding.

11. Mat’s favorite artists include Daft Punk, Radiohead, Skrillex, Noisia, Nirvana and Alice in Chains.

12. He was born in London, but moved to Cleveland, Ohio when he was only 1.

13. He once received a Daft Punk helmet as a birthday gift.

14. The first time Mat got the itch to spin was when DJ Pied Piper came to his school for a guest music lecture.

15. When he was 13, Mat’s friend gave him a copy of Logic 5, which was when he started making trance music.

16. Mat is never truly satisfied with his own music, which keeps him motivated to produce.

17. Although his parents are proud music-lovers, he is the first person in his family to develop an interest in electronic music.

18. Tiesto had personally chosen Mat Zo to support his O2 Arena Show.

19. One thing that really bothers Mat Zo is having no wi-fi when he’s on tour.