From co-producing songs on KoRn’s “Path of Totality” album, to collaborations with electronic peers such as Feed Me and Dillon Francis; Jacob Stanczak (a.k.a. Kill the Noise) has never been afraid to mix things up.
On the other side of the electronic spectrum is up-and-coming house star Mat Zo. Known for his expansive soundscapes; in what world could Zo’s style fit with Kill the Noise’s hard hitting bass-driven assault?
Enter Kill the Zo.
Both stationed in Los Angeles, the two got together; hitting the studio. What came out of their joint venture was the eclectic good time that is Kill the Zo’s debut track: “Part I.”
Mixing epic highs with ample ambient downtime, the track is a roller coaster of sound. Throw in some drum-and-bass grooves and a fair share of womps, and what you have is a collaboration that is an intriguing breath of fresh air.
On May 8, the dynamic duo dropped the aforementioned collaboration; and have since taken their acts on an 11-stop North American club run.
While the first song is surely worth a listen, it begs the question of how the sound will translate live. Will the mash-up do the tape justice; unifying the unique characteristics of each individual to make a collective sound that breathes fresh air into a stale EDM scene? Or, like many ill-fated collaborations, will it sound disjointed…with each artist competing for supremacy?