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.
As Jonah put it on NEST HQ:
“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.”
Debut EP Presale here, available 4/20 (lol sick).
The mysterious artist know for the past few weeks only as “Z” is now known to be ZHU, and has released more deep pop fire in the form of “Faded.” After half a million SoundCloud plays, nods from just about every publication, and an on-air mention from none other than Pete Tong himself, ZHU is without a doubt the name of the moment for dance music. Beyond that, the rest is still a bit of a mystery, but I can say that there will be plenty more to come, and it’s all fantastic.
My co-sign is my bond. Breakthrough artist of 2014.
Here’s how to absolutely nail it: take everyone’s favorite Outkast songs, cover them (beautifully) over a a beat that sounds more Disclosure than Disclosure themselves, throw in plenty of pitch play, blast out, set blogs aflame.
Z, you hereby have my co-sign. Whoever you are.
Is it Disclosure trolling us by putting out something so Disclosurey? Does this mean that they will be performing with not only Mary J. Blige but also with Outkast at Coachella? In The Pyramid? Do I know who Z is?