Counsel Pop Drops Mind-Bending New EP via Mat Zo’s MAD ZOO Imprint
IDM lovers rejoice. Mat Zo’s Mad Zoo label has your fix with their newest release from Canada-based UK export Counsel Pop. After teasing his debut body of work in previous weeks with tracks “Fazeley Industrial Estate” and “Trino” (counsel’s mental mix), now Mad Zoo’s newest signing shares his Counsel Pop presents EP in full, turning heads as it drops via the Mat Zo’s cutting edge imprint.
Counsel Pop is the perfect embodiment of the Mad Zoo ethos. Uncompromising, inventive and oozing with technical quality, his eclectic style is a mind-bending blend of big beat, electro, IDM and other electronic music genres. From first listen, it’s easy to hear why Counsel Pop piqued label head Mat Zo‘s interest. Rooted in a deep respect for the genre’s predecessors, Counsel Pop’s self-titled EP is a clear nod to the past but a bold step into the future as well.
Existing somewhere between full throttle futuristic action movie soundtrack and intensely cerebral cognitive voyage, this debut release from Counsel Pop is a sign of serious intent. The EP may not appeal to the faint of heart or casual electronic music listeners, but its sonically innovative appeal will speak volumes to discerning electronic heads around the globe. What Counsel Pop does exceptionally well is blur the line between millennium big beat and modernized electronic music. The quartet of mind-blowing tracks is an impressive showcase of the Canadian UK-export’s bold vision and considerable musical acumen.
Speaking on his unique pallet, the producer states: “The music is inspired by trying to recreate that feeling of driving around in your mate’s car listening to the only dance CD they ever had. Or, hanging around outside SPAR listening to old dance tunes, surrounded by the grey of the estate and shite weather.” With a full EP release under his belt and the backing of one of the most respected producers of the last decade, counsel pop is well on his way to becoming a household name.