Above & Beyond link up with long-time Anjunabeats favorite Mat Zo, on their new collaborative single ‘Always Do’.
First heard as an ID at Group Therapy 450 in London last summer, ‘Always Do’ is a warehouse-ready fusion of A&B and Mat’s sounds, complete with distorted vocals and acid-laden basslines. This is not the first time that Above & Beyond and Mat Zo have crossed paths creatively: Mat previously remixed A&B and Richard Bedford’s ‘Thing Called Love’ back in 2012.
‘Always Do’ is Above & Beyond’s first collaboration since ‘Long Way From Home’ with Spencer Brown and RBBTS in 2018, and kicks off their busy musical schedule for 2022. It was road-tested extensively on the trio’s Anjunafamily Reunion Tour in autumn 2021, which visited all corners of North America, including a pair of sold-out nights at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
In December 2021, Above & Beyond was invited to perform an intimate, livestream DJ set at Piedra del Peñol in Guatape, Colombia for French events company and label, Cercle. The live video of their set has already been watched nearly three million times on YouTube.
Mat Zo broke onto the scene in 2008 and has been causing an uproar ever since. In the early noughties, he penned Anjunabeats classics like ‘The Lost’ and ‘Synapse Dynamics’ which were far ahead of their time. They were followed by the likes of ‘Superman’, ‘The Sky’, and ‘Rebound’ (with ARTY). He pushed the Anjunabeats sound to the mainstage, racking up spins from Pete Tong, Axwell, and Armin van Buuren. His latest studio album, ‘Illusion of Depth’, was released on the label in October 2020.
Mat joins Anjunabeats at their upcoming label shows in London and Miami. Plus, he’ll be at The Gorge for Group Therapy Weekender 2022 in July, alongside fellow label stars Andrew Bayer, Genix, Oliver Smith, Trance Wax, and more. Find tickets to Above & Beyond and Anjunabeats’ upcoming shows via aboveandbeyond.nu/tour and anjunabeats.com/events.
Above & Beyond and Mat Zo ‘Always Do’ is available on March 4 from Anjunabeats.