[GDD™ SPOTLIGHT] What’s New With Zhu | Odesza Remix + Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast”


It doesn’t seem like long ago the veiled producer Zhu surfaced on the web (4 months ago to be exact) and had the net buzzing about his “Moves Like Ms. Jackson” remix, but a lot has been accomplished since then. With four more originals added to his roster, including his recent hit (named Essential New Tune by Pete Tong) titled, “ Faded.” Now, though, the time has come for others to take on the fruits of his labor as official remixes begin to take shape on SoundCloud.

The first to tackle a Zhu production is Odesza as they freshen up, “Faded,” in true dreamwave fashion. The production duo went a more pitched down route to give it their classic downtempo feel with heavy waves of bass synths that crash in half time as the original melody is preserved.

But that’s not all that Zhu has been up to as of late. A Lana Del Rey remix of her new single, “West Coast,” made it’s way to his SoundCloud page earlier this week that now reads 15,000 likes and 280,000 reposts on the platform. Heavy stats for a track not even a week old. More pitched down vocals and horn splatters decorate the tune in a more dark and delicate manner.

As time presses forward, stay tuned as the career of Zhu comes to being.