In an ever-shifting digital landscape of fluid identities, long distance discoveries and a music community that is more global than ever, ZHU is a unique new voice who has been quick to make name for himself – without even ever having mentioned it. As his career ascends to new heights, he now gives us a brilliant new single, “Paradise Awaits,” that you can listen to above.
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 NIGHTDAY’ 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.
Pre-order THE NIGHTDAY EP here.