First Listen: Rising mid-tempo force ZABO blurs genres with ‘Is It A Lie’ [Stream]

Toronto-based ZABO burst onto the scene last year when his music spontaneously went viral in China, spawning his debut China tour, and a slew of festival headlines around the country. As his influence spread, the rising mid-tempo and bass music innovator embarked on his debut North American run shortly thereafter. Now, fresh off a collaboration with leading Chinese bass producer R7CKY, and a full-length mix for a charity funding COVID-19 research, ZABO has tapped the vocal talents of David Pinard for his newest release “Is It A Lie.”

Released Uprise Music, ZABO’s newest single combines Pinard’s emotionally-charged vocals with an uplifting and melodic spin on ZABO’s typical production style. The second break reverts to ZABO’s signature sound of deep bass shots with uptempo house-inspired drums. “Is It A Lie” is a welcomed addition to ZABO’s growing catalog, and highlights the up-and-comer’s ability to work in a variety of different genres. Listen below.