INTERVIEW: Zack Martino

Hi Zack, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey thanks for having me! I’m great just finished a mini tour with 4 shows in 7 days now back in the studio! 🙂

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Mood”?

‘Mood’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve made! It was such a fast process working with Dyson & as soon as I heard her topline I automatically fell in love and was so excited to work on it!

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I’ve always been a fan of Dyson so one sunny morning in NYC I slid in her dm and BAM, ‘Mood’ was born 🙂

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

The video was amazing! It was freezing cold in New York that day but Vanesa Seco, Drmbear & Rafatoon absolutely crushed it and I’m so happy with how it came out. That day we had a billboard up in Times Square promoting ‘Mood’ so that was also a dream come true for me.

How was the recording and writing process?

The recording process was very quick! The song was written by Peter Hanna, Ethan Roberts & Lauren (Dyson). When she sent me the topline they wrote I knew I wanted to make it very deep but also keep those summer vibes and in just a few days the song was complete!

What was it like to work with Dyson and what did she brought up to the table?

Dyson has such strong melodies and the hook in ‘Mood’ was stuck in my head for days!!

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than on your own?

We just vibe off of each other, we can go over ideas on where to take a record or have complete trust in each other. But I tend to just make a few versions of the same song and see which we all like best.

What role does NYC play in your music?

NYC plays such a huge role in the music I make. I have been going out to the nightclubs here since I was 13 & got my start Djing at them around 14. The club scene here has so much history I got my start at Pacha NYC and had always such a fun time playing there.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Yes! Sooooo much music is coming a lot of big collabs and also a bunch of remixes! 🙂

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

‘Mood’ is the first single which we are very excited about. I can’t give away too much but a lot of exciting stuff is coming that I can’t wait to share with you!

Any plans to hit the road?

I have been on the road since last May and it has been the best year of my life. We are planning a ‘Mood’ tour right now which I’m extremely excited about for the Summer / Fall!

What else is happening next in Zack Martino’s world?

Just working on my next releases, a lot more touring and finishing this season of Game of Thrones! Very excited for the future and thank you guys so much for the interview! ^v

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