“ManMade” is the sophomore release from producer/ keyboardist Zo! of The Foreign Echange. The album features all new productions from Zo! and includes appearances from Phonte, Eric Roberson, Sy Smith, Jeanne Jolly, Carmen Rodgers, Anthony David and more…
With a catalog that dates back to 2001, Zo! has collaborated with a variety of artists from Grammy-winning producer Ahmir ‘?uestlove’ Thompson, Eric Roberson, Phonte, Anthony David and Sy Smith to Slum Village, Platinum Pied Pipers and Little Brother. In 2008, he became the musical director for the Grammy-nominated duo The Foreign Exchange.
During the production of ‘…just visiting’ Zo! met and began working with Phonte (of Little Brother at that time). Little did they know, a solid working foundation was being built for what would lead to Zo! contributing production work to Little Brother on their 2007 ‘Get Back’ album and The Foreign Exchange’s acclaimed 2008 ‘Leave It All Behind’ as well as their 2010 album ‘Authenticity’. In the summer of 2008, Zo! and Phonte teamed up for the internet sensation and ode to 80s music entitled Zo! & Tigallo Love the 80’s.
Zo! broke major ground by releasing his last commercially released solo album, SunStorm, an extensive 12 track set that shows the ever-expanding range and depth of Zo!’s musical abilities – as well as the entire Foreign Exchange Music family. This landmark album helped Zo! earn the distinction of being voted SoulBounce.com’s 2010 ‘Producer of the Year.’