Born in London, England in 1990, electronic producer Mat Zo (Matan Zohar) is the son of successful artist Israel Zohar and the half-brother of singer Alma Zohar. Being surrounded with a talented and music-leaning family, the young Zo first picked up a musical instrument at the age of eight after his father gave him a guitar as a birthday present. Residing with the family in Cleveland, Ohio up until the age of 11, Zohar returned to London and started to explore his musical interests further by forming bands and playing the drums and the bass guitar. In his mid-teens, however, his attention shifted toward electronic dance music, with acts such as Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk providing a significant influence. Zohar began DJing around London and soon progressed to producing his own material.