Introducing mystery artists, ZHU!
At the start of February, an anonymous track consisting of Outkast songs reworked to a futuristic dance floor medley titled ‘Moves Like Ms. Jackson’ sent ripples across the online music community, being featured and raved about across major dance music publications as well as being endorsed by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. Rumors swirled as to the identity of the creator behind the masterful recording, with theories ranging from Duke Dumont to French Express to a collaboration between Disclosure and Outkast ahead of their joint billing at Coachella.
One week later, the artist anonymously uploaded an original track titled ‘Superfriends’. A superb, funky, Gorillaz-esque jam that sparked even more curiosity for the artist identity.
Enter ‘Faded’, the first new track to be under the artist’s pseudonym, ZHU. ‘Faded,’ is equally as fresh and exciting as ‘Superfriends.’ The deep-house tune seductively begins with a steady, italo-disco beat that slowly builds up tempo ’till ZHU‘s smoky falsetto begin to tease “Baby I’m wasted, all I wanna do is drive home to you baby, I’m faded, All I wanna do is take you downtown baby.”
‘Faded,’ is simply tremendous in every possible way. This one will be on repeat ALL weekend. Listen up!