Veteran Anjunabeats act and GRAMMY-nominated producer Mat Zo has announced his forthcoming LP, Illusion of Depth. Accompanying the announcement is an early single from the record, “Problems,” featuring vocalist, Olan. According to a press release, Olan played a key role in the development of Illusion of Depth, supplying vocals for two other tracks and a tremendous amount of inspiration for the overall vision for the project. In the same release, Mat Zo describes what to expect from Illusion of Depth:
“I started working on Illusion of Depth because I wanted to make a body of work that was cohesive. I’m usually known for being all over the place, but I wanted to make an album that had unifying qualities. In this case, partly it’s the tempo. Everything on the album is in the 124-128 bpm range, but within that constraint, I still managed to be all over the place stylistically.
There’s also a lot more live/non-digital elements on this album than my previous work. I was getting really tired of how clean everything is in this corner of dance music. Above all else, I wanted to make an album with grit, texture, and attitude. I wanted to make a fuck you statement to the safe, sugary, fluffy world of a post-EDM trance.”
Illusion of Depth will be Zo’s second project of 2020 following the compilation he mixed for Anjunabeats earlier this year. Stream “Problems” and view the full track list below.
I Media Res
The Next Chapter feat. GQ
Problems feat. Olan
Fly While You’re Still Free
Colours feat. Olan
Paralysis fat. Olan