The enigmatic Los Angeles producer is making a name for himself thanks to his blend of electronically-fused RnB and radio-ready house that sandwiches him neatly between the likes of Disclosure, Tourist and Bondax.
Soulful, sultry and entirely infectious toplines give ZHU a potent weapon for the late-night dancefloor. There is an eeriness though, as brilliantly banging opener “Stay Closer” - which even recalls juggernauts of the scene such as David Guetta - kicks things off with blistering intensity. “Cocaine Model” is a floating, loungey highlight; a summer soundtrack with typical allure and a sparkling chorus: “If you give me what I want/I’ll give it to you like that” the vocal pines above brilliantly tidy production.
Released via Mind Of A Genius (out now) and with a special UK release in the coming months, The Nightday EP could well spell the breakthrough of another mysterious producer equally capable of dominating radio and dance-floor alike. ZHU is one to keep a firm eye on this year.