“The Takeover” – Film by Digifé | Score by Zo!

In the summer of 2017 while in California hosting screenings for our recently completed documentary (Making SkyBreak) on the creation of my album, SkyBreakDigifé (then Digital Café) approached me about a brand new project they had just been commissioned by Northwestern University to do… They wanted to know if I would be willing to score it. To be honest, I don’t even remember if I even knew what the doc was gonna be about when I first interrupted Donnie Seals (of Digifé) to blurt out, “Maaaaan, HELL yeah!!” Fast forward to Sept 2018, here we are with a helluva finished product that I’m super proud to be a part of.

“What was most impressive was the speed and depth this dude works. One day he’d send some funk that sounded like James Brown, the next day epic music like John Williams.”   Donnie Seals of Digifé

The Takeover (2018)
Film by Digifé
Score by Zo!

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Check the film’s OFFICIAL trailer…

 

 

Making SkyBreak Nominated in TWO categories at The Black Reel Awards!

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Making SkyBreak has been nominated in two categories at The Black Reel Awards!

• Outstanding Independent Documentary •
Making SkyBreak Directed by Donnie Seals Jr.

• Outstanding Song •
“Starlight” by Zo! featuring Phonte

Feels great to be nominated and hopefully we can also pull out a victory! We’ll see!
FULL LIST OF NOMINEES

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Visuals from ‘Making SkyBreak’ Documentary Screenings in Chicago, IL (March 15, 16 & 19th)

The Harold Ramis Film School at The Second City in Chicago opened its doors to Digital Café LLC and I by hosting three SOLD OUT nights of screenings + Q&As for our upcoming documentary release, Making SkyBreak (officially releasing via streaming on April 4th @ 8p and 10p EST). March 15th, 16th and 19th were very special nights in The Chi. Take a look below and check the visuals… Photos taken by Tim Schmidt.

Making SkyBreak
The SkyBreak Documentary (Making SkyBreak) takes you behind the scenes with Zo! and the crew of talented songwriters, producers, and vocalists who helped create the amazing album. Through the documentary, explore his hometown of Detroit to learn about Zo!’s humble beginnings, tour his home studio in Washington D.C., and travel to a host of cities from LA to Raleigh, NC. Get ready to take a journey through SkyBreak, one of the greatest contemporary soul albums of the year.