Biography

Multi-Instrumentalist/Producer Zo! is Detroit-area born and raised Lorenzo Ferguson.

Music was always present in and around the Ferguson house, which led to Zo! taking piano lessons at age 6… which he absolutely despised. The idea of working toward a Major League Baseball career, served as the greatest inspiration through his teenage years, much more so than the concept of practicing music. After his parents consistently pushed and encouraged him to stick with music, Zo! discovered a new-found passion, by teaching himself how to play piano by ear, by age 11. Zo! got his production start in 1992, when his parents brought home a Proteus MPS keyboard and a Brother PDC100 sequencer for him to figure out. Since then, he has emphasized the use of live instrumentation as the blueprint for his music, while constantly looking to expand his sound with each album release.


Discography

Solo Albums (Release Date)
Zo! Presents…Ablyss (December 2001)
Zo! Presents his…Actual Fiction (April 2002)
Zo! Presents…Today’s Ascension (August 2002)
Zo! Presents…A Canvas for the Adoration of Music (November 2002)
Zo! Presents…Elevation Music (April 2003)
Zo! Presents…Passion & Definition (July 6, 2004)
Re:Definition (Mar. 29, 2005)
…just visiting EP (Vinyl Only) (March 7, 2006)
Freelance (December 5, 2006)
…just visiting too EP (November 3, 2009)
SunStorm (July 22, 2010)
…just visiting three EP (July 12, 2011)

Collaborative Albums
Zo! and Tigallo Love the 80’s! (Zo! and Phonte) (July 22, 2008)
Overdue Process (Zo! and Asylum 7) (January 1, 2009)

Live Albums
Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange (Grand Piano, July 28, 2011)

Other Credits
“Quitters” Prophetix (Prod., 2002)
“Going Out” (12”) Rubix ft. Jonz (Prod., 2002)
“Angel” Illite (Keys, 2003)
“2002” R-Swift (Prod., 2003)
“Balm of Gilead” Buff 1 feat. 14KT (Prod., 2003)
“Closer” Slum Village feat. Dwele (Uncredited) (Keys, 2003)
“I.A.M. (It’s A Movement)” Finalé (Prod. 2003)
“Strong Black Rebel Rap” Jon Doe feat. J. Sands (Keys, 2003)
“Promised Land” Athletic Mic League (Keys 2004)
“93 Million Miles” S.U.N. (Prod., 2004)
“Life is in Motion” S.U.N. (Prod., 2004)
“Listen Up” Asylum 7 (Prod., 2004)
“Stay With Me” Platinum Pied Pipers feat. Tiombe Lockhart (Keys and Key Bass, 2004)
“No Worries” Platinum Pied Pipers feat. Spacek (Keys, 2004)
“Critical” Tasherre D’Enajetic (Bass, 2005)
“This Is” Tasherre D’Enajetic (Prod., 2005)
“Prelude To…” Havana (Prod., 2005)
“Feel My Love” Havana (Prod., 2005)
“Feel My Love” (Musical Architect Remix) Havana (Prod., 2005)
“Soul Train” Finalé (Prod., 2005)
“Observe Remix” Asylum 7 (Prod., 2005)
“If U Only Knew” Tiffany Paige (Prod., 2005)
“Easy To Love U” (Musical Architect Remix) Chamade Beat (France) (Prod., 2005)
“Limitless” Jax (of Binkis Recs.) (Prod., 2005)
“I’m Sayin’” Now On ft. Ty (of Ty & Kory) (Prod., 2005)
“Creep Show” Finalé (Prod., 2006)
“For U” Buff 1 (Keys, 2007)
“Ambiance” Completion (Prod., 2007)
“Sun Shines Again” Tony Ozier (Prod., 2007)
“Simile” Median (Prod., 2007)
“Please Stand By” (UK Bonus Track) Little Brother (Prod., 2007)
“When Everything Is New” Little Brother (Prod., 2007)
“Searching” Illite (Keys, 2008)
“Man Up” Buff 1 feat. Vaughan of AML (Co-Prod., Keys, Bass & Guitar, 2008)
“If She Breaks Your Heart (Pt. 1)” The Foreign Exchange feat. Yahzarah (Prod., 2008)
“The Inside” 14KT feat. Tiffany Paige (Bass & Keys, 2008)
“ICU Smile” 14KT feat. Karla Crawford (Guitar & Add’l Bass, 2008)
“Less Than Enough” 14KT feat. AB (Add’l Keys, 2008)
“Chocolate” Big Tone feat. L’Renee (Keys, 2009)
“The Look” Big Tone feat. Ta’Raach (Keys, 2009)
“Lord Help Me” Kev Brown feat. Eye-Q & Cy Young (Piano, 2009)
“Purple Flip” ?uestlove, Foreign Exchange, Zo! & Carlitta Durand (Keys, 2009)
“Shibuya Station” Nicolay (Keys Solo, 2009)
“Wake Up In Another Life” Nicolay feat. Carlitta Durand (Piano Solo, 2009)
“Transitions” Julie Dexter (Prod., 2010)
“Love/Hate” The Quiett feat. Jinbo (Prod., 2010)
“Two Step Blues (Zo’s Purple Suit With the Matching Gators Remix)” Little Brother feat. Darien Brockington (Prod., 2010)
“Why Don’t You Call Me No More” YahZarah (Bass, 2010)
“Cry Over You” YahZarah feat. Phonte (Add’l Prod., 2010)
“Shadow” YahZarah (Prod., 2010)
“Love Come Save the Day” YahZarah (Keys, 2010)
“Fight For Love” The Foreign Exchange (Co-Prod., Piano, 2010)
“Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me” The Foreign Exchange (Keys, 2010)
“Don’t Wait” The Foreign Exchange (Talkbox, 2010)
“Everything Must Go” The Foreign Exchange (Piano, 2010)
“Something In the Way She Moves” The Foreign Exchange (Piano, 2010)
“This Time Around (Nu Clap Edit Mix)” RoddyRod feat. Phonte & Carlitta Durand (Bass, 2010)
“Steal Away” The Foreign Exchange feat. Jeanne Jolly (Piano Solo, 2011)
“Touch The Sky” Median feat. Sy Smith (Keys, 2011)
“To Be Yours” Phonte (Prod., 2011)

Edited by AntBeeMomofuku on 20 Sep 2011, 17:27

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