That one song that you just can’t get enough of. Everyone has it. It might be an all-time favorite or it might be something that you wake up and go to sleep to for a 1-week period. Songs like Avicii’s “Levels”, Mord Fustang’s “Lick the Rainbow”, Dada Life’s “White Noise/Red Meat”, Deadmau5’s “Strobe” – they’ve all stuck with me over the past months and years.
Arty & Mat Zo’s newest collaboration comes as a follow-up to their Beatport #1 song “Rebound” and it very well may be one of my new all-time favorites (and a song I haven’t been able to get enough of over the past week). I have been waiting weeks to get my hands on this, ever since I heard it for the first time on the Trance Around the World podcast. Compared to “Rebound”, this tune is more of a dance floor anthem, but has less of the technical work that made “Rebound” such a big deal. I am a huge fan of the drum beat that begins the song, I love the use of Tambourine (who uses Tambourine anymore?) and the synth parts are probably as catchy as they can be without actually using vocals in the song.
For those living under a rock, Arty is a 22-year-old Russian who has had a HUGE year in the Trance and Progressive scene, especially with his tune “Around the World”. This year he was voted #25 in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll. Mat Zo is Arty’s British counterpart, just 21-years-old and killing it around the world. This year he was voted #73 in the world on the DJ Mag Top 100 poll. Both are signed to Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats Records. I don’t know how anyone could dislike this track…
Here’s a Mat Zo remix I’ve been playing on repeat as well. Very unique sound that I’ve come to expect from Zo.