Those of us still in a daze from Mat Zo’s phenomenal album debut earlier this month can keep our headphones on. The Lucid Dreams remixes, out this week, ensures the magic will stay alive awhile longer.
The title track is already an intricate blend of house and trance, combining a fast tempo and deep synths with the release of soft melodies. Both remixes on the new release offer distinct spins on the original. OWSLA’s The M Machine slows the pace a bit while introducing some deep bass and funky sound bytes. The tune takes a different path than the hard-hitting dance music typical of the San Francisco trio, and the result is extraordinary.
Up-and-comer ilan Bluestone turns the track into an epic, nearly eight-minute journey with long builds and stunning drops that intensify the club feel of the original song. True to the track’s title, the Anjunabeats producer’s remix creates the sense of experiencing a majestic dream rich with emotion.
Mat Zo delivered a breathtaking album with Damage Control, a dynamic collection of tracks that blend genres and embody the diversity of the British producer. Lucid Dreams (Remixes), available for purchase on Beatport, add even more depth to his groundbreaking work.