MATHAME – ‘NEVER GIVE UP’ (ZHU REMIX) B1 RECORDINGS / MINISTRY OF SOUND
Italian brothers Mathame release the next remix for their latest single, ‘Never Give Up’. Originally released in March, ‘Never Give Up’ has received an array of industry support, including being awarded ‘The Essential New Tune’ accolade by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong. After releasing a string of new remixes for the track from Vril, Lost Frequencies, Diplo and Adriatique, Mathame today unveil the final remix from electronic live artist and vocalist, ZHU. Arriving today via ‘B1 Recordings / Ministry Of Sound’, ‘Never Give Up’ (ZHU Remix) is now available to stream and purchase.
One of electronic music’s mysterious characters, ZHU is an artist who has gained international recognition across each project that he touches. First arriving in 2014 with his Grammy-nominated hit, ‘Faded’, over recent years ZHU has collaborated with a range of diverse artists from different musical fields including, Tame Impala, Majid Jordan, Skrillex, DJ Snake, Sofi Tukker and more. Recently, he released ‘Came For The Low’, with the music video featuring the 2020 United States presidential candidate Andrew Yang, along with a new collaborative track titled ‘Desire’ with Bob Moses. Outside of the studio, ZHU has graced the stages of many a festival, with his live performances famed from Ultra to Coachella and has also broadcasted a highly-praised live stream at Japan’s Iwatake in Nagano with Cercle. A remarkably versatile artist who can produce in varying creative directions, ZHU builds upon the emotive vocals of Mathame’s ‘Never Give Up, reworking the track into an anthemic and melodic production.
Over recent years, electronic duo Mathame have established themselves as one of underground music’s most promising rising acts. Released in March via ‘B1 Recordings / Ministry Of Sound’, ‘Never Give Up’ continues to receive an ever-growing stream of support, already fostered from industry leaders including BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong who awarded their earlier release on Tale Of Us’ ‘Afterlife’,‘For Every Forever’ their first ‘Essential New Tune’.
“Musically, ‘Never Give Up’ has many influences, from techno to cinematic soundtracks and sound design. We try to synthesise all our influences into one track that can be like a manifesto of our sound, dynamic, wider, handcrafted, dreaming, with a simple and strong message. A message to the earth, like a flag that calls everyone to not ever give up. The track arrives at the time of a global crisis where it feels like everything is out of our hands and we have lost control. Now more than ever, the planet earth and humanity need this message, every day and every night.” – Mathame
Forming in 2013, brothers Amedeo and Matteo Giovanelli have progressively become an integral part of the underground electronic scene, first releasing on Vaal’s ‘Bastaard’ label in 2015. Followed up with a further EP on Tiefschwarz’s revered ‘Souvenir’ in 2017, their activity arguably culminated at its peak in a release for Tale Of Us’ ‘Afterlife’ label in 2018, featuring tracks ‘Nothing Around Us’ and ‘Fade Into You’.
2019 proved to be a breakthrough year for the duo, with an international touring schedule spanning Stockholm, Abu Dhabi, Milan, Istanbul and more, highlighted by a performance for French video platform Cercle, filmed at the summit of Mexico City’s Reforma 180 Heliport. With the Cercle stream currently amassing over 2 million views, Mathame have also worked with fellow Italian duo and close friends, Tale Of Us. The last two years have seen Mathame become residents for their ‘Afterlife’ event series, performing at showcases from Mexico to Ibiza.
Bridging the gap between the underground and mainstream, Mathame have continued to showcase their prowess as producers, remixing for the Grammy-nominated live electronic act RÜFÜS DU SOL, along with providing an anthemic rework of MEDUZA’s ‘Lose Control’.
Continuing their unstoppable momentum across the new decade, Mathame recently launched their new multiplatform cinematic project, PHOENIX. The interdisciplinary brothers have innovated PHOENIX as an online stage and interactive space for both artists and music lovers. Using the latest 3D real-time technologies, PHOENIX has hundreds of different settings where DJ’s and musicians can perform in outlandish scenarios and backgrounds. The groundbreaking project took two months to develop and, in future, will also be a web community akin to the computer game and virtual universe, ‘Second Life’, where users can meet with their own avatar.
Mathame’s ‘Never Give Up’ (ZHU Remix) is out now via ‘B1 Recordings / Ministry Of Sound’