UPDATE: This track is now available on DJcity.
Mysterious producer ZHU has dropped a video for his new track “In the Morning,” which he teased on his SoundCloud account on Wednesday. The song follows the Los Angeles native’s popular Genesis Series EP and has yet to receive a release date.
Related: ZHU Debuts Skrillex Collaboration at CRSSD Fest
ZHU performs at the CRSSD Fest on October 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (via Instagram)
ZHU has been on fire since bursting onto the scene in early 2014. After a successful year that saw tracks like “Faded” and “Cocaine Model,” the mysterious producer returned in September with the Genesis Series. So far, the project has included collabs with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Trombone Shorty (“Hold Up, Wait A Minute“), Gallant (“Testarossa Music“), A-Trak and Keznamdi (“As Crazy As It Is“), and AlunaGeorge (“Automatic“).
Another collab, this time with Skrillex, has the potential to be the most popular yet, though. Watch below to see ZHU debut the unreleased track at the recent CRSSD Fest in San Diego, California. The audio quality is poor, but it’s enough to give you an idea of what to expect.
Related: ZHU Serves Up 40 Minutes of New Music for Pete Tong’s ‘After-Hours’ Mix
While ZHU has never been known for high-energy tracks, his recent mix for Pete Tong’s “After-Hours” series on BBC Radio 1 is more subdued than usual. The DJ/producer’s 40-minute set is drenched with laid-back grooves, the majority of which are unreleased. From ZHU’s head-nodding remix of Chic’s “I’ll Be There” to his steamy cover of The Weeknd’s “Often,” this mix shows his musicianship and versatility.
ZHU – Superfriends – VIP Mix
T‐Pain vs Darius – Bartender vs S/ASH – ZHU Mix
Michael Jackson – Thriller – ZHU Remix
Chic – I’ll Be There – ZHU Remix
ZHU – Faded – VIP Mix
ZHU – Moves Like Ms. Jackson
OutKast – ATliens
The Weeknd vs Jafu – Often – ZHU Cover
ZHU – ID
It’s been nearly a year since we’ve heard new music from ZHU, the mysterious DJ/producer behind last year’s hit, “Faded.” The forward-thinking artist hasn’t disappeared though, and today released a video for “Cocaine Model,” a chilled-out track off his The Nightday EP. Aside from the interesting visuals, the video also contains a short preview of what’s assumed to be new music from ZHU. The track appears at the 4:20-minute mark.
But wait, there’s more — legendary BBC Radio 1 host Pete Tong announced yesterday that ZHU will make his debut on the “After Hours” mix this Friday, May 15. There’s a good chance his set will include unreleased material, possibly even the track teased in the video above.
Download: ZHU – Cocaine Model
Related: ZHU Drops ‘Paradise Awaits’ Video
As ZHU’s infectious break-out single “Faded” continues to receive play in clubs and on radio, the mysterious DJ/producer has unleashed a trippy video for his slightly funkier track, “Paradise Awaits.” The tune features ZHU’s distinctive production and vocal style, and appears on his spring-released EP, The Nightday.
Download: ZHU – Paradise Awaits
Related: Krewella & ZHU Manager Jake Udell Gives Advice to Artists
Krewella’s manager Jake Udell was recently featured as a guest on Renman Music & Business — a YouTube channel by former Incubus manager Steve Rennie that offers advice on how to navigate today’s music business.
Udell, whose TH3RD BRAIN company also manages ZHU and Pegboard Nerds, spoke in-depth about his involvement in his client’s careers and offered golden advice to aspiring artists and industry professionals alike.
“If you don’t have hundreds or thousands of failed demos than I think it’s really difficult [to achieve success].” – Jake Udell
In one of the most interesting parts of the interview, the Chicago native discussed the unorthodox yet genius strategy behind ZHU — a mysterious Los Angeles producer who took the world by storm earlier this year with his deep house influenced hit, “Faded.”
The show also featured Eric Fuller, a partner in EDM promotion company, Life in Color. Udell’s segment began at the 29 minute mark.
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