Been hyped on ZHU for ages. Been offered up my co-sign. Breakthrough Artist of 2014. The latest from him just solidifies his mastery of the elusive and fickle form of a deep groove in pop music’s sonic landscape.
“Once again, ZHU’s flawless vocals steal the show in the new single, but the House/Garage crossover groove lying underneath is also nothing short of spectacular. It’s artists like ZHU that are following just steps behind the Disclosure lads, manufacturing productions that live as perfectly on the dance floor as they do on mainstream radio.”
Based solely and sonically on the music, the accolades continue to accumulate. An unknown artist merely two months ago, ZHU has achieved critical acclaim from the biggest names and influencers in dance music - Pete Tong, MistaJam and Danny Howard on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. ‘Faded’ has surged to become the Triple J’s #1 most played track of the week, further demonstrating that enthusiasm with this elusive new artist knows no geographical boundaries. “This one’s going to be massive”, says Mistajam.
Across six tracks filled with cascading liquid synths, propulsive beats and slinky vocal hooks, ‘THE NIGHDAY’ EP showcases the unbridled creativity and enticing allure at the core of ZHU‘s craft. Drawing from a range of dance music genres from house to disco to garage to hip-hop and synth-pop, coupled with his distinctly captivating voice, ZHU spins these elements into a potent concoction entirely of his own, perhaps best summed up by his self-penned moniker for the genre - ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . His DEBUT EP, titled “THE NIGHTDAY,” slated for release worldwide on April 20th.
THE NIGHTDAY EP is available for pre-order now ahead of its release April 20th, via ZHU’s very own Los Angeles based label Mind Of A Genius, with first single ‘Paradise Awaits’ available for instant download with any pre-order.
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