Hopefully ZHU and Kevin Parker have more shared work stocked away on a hard drive somewhere, because one single may not be enough. The Tame Impala frontman and enigmatic Mind of a Genius producer were slated for a new joint effort in 2018, and they’ve finally delivered their hotly anticipated new collaboration, “My Life,” a top-notch piece of indie-dance excellence that plays upon both artists most venerable qualities in a seamlessly complementary fashion.
It’s dreamy and palatably psychedelic, carried by Parker’s characteristically sublime vocal work — and while the composition isn’t ZHU’s typically cool, after hours-ready warehouse fare, the step outside of his comfort zone is certainly commendable. “My Life” leans more progressive house, at times even revealing a subtle trance inspiration, driven by its understated percussion arrangements, pronounced keys, and fluttering vocal loops.
Tame Impala’s last output was 2015’s Currents, though Parker has kept busy between records working with the likes of Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, and SZA. ZHU on the other hand is continuing a white-hot output streak following 2017’s Adidas partnership and his newly inked deal with new Chinese dance label Liquid State. Hopefully a quick stop to smell the roses on “My Life” turned out more than just a single tune though, because Kevin Parker and ZHU make a quality pairing.
Lately, Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker has been moving around outside the confines of the band that he put together, venturing out into genres far afield of the utopian, bleary-eyed psych-rock that he’s perfected. Over the years, Parker has worked extensively with Mark Ronson, and both Parker and Ronson were all over Lady Gaga’s 2016 … More »
When news initially broke that ZHU and Ekali were working on a new single together many outlets and fans were surprised to say the least. It appeared that two artists with entirely unique sounds were going to combine forces on a track for which nobody could expect. The result was ‘Blame’ and it was truly
ZHU teased on social media that his upcoming release with Tame Impala is on the horizon. The track which comes to as a surprise for many fans has existed for a little bit now. ZHU first played it out at Sydney’s FOMO Festival to a crowd that responded immaculately. Tame Impala and ZHU share a
ZHU is best known for his deep house and tech edits. His original, dark and mysterious sound helped him sky rocket to fame. In his early work when he still was an anonymous artist, his productions were so good and ahead of their time, many believed the artist was actually a Skrillex side project. In
New labels are a dime a dozen these days. It seems that every week a new imprint will crop up. This is a gift as well as a curse, with so many platforms to release music off of these days it can be hard to know which labels to follow. It is rare to get
During a recent performance in China, Zhu took the opportunity to officially confirm to fans that the collaboration does in fact exist and it is underway, and later confirmed in a statement by the “Waters of Monaco” producer’s management team.
Zhu’s exciting news didn’t stop there though. The aforementioned performance in China came as part of a launch event for a new Chinese electronic dance music label called Liquid State, which will host releases from Zhu, Alan Walker, and burgeoning Chinese artists, among others in 2018. Liquid State is backed by Sony and Chinese streaming and tech powerhouse Tencent Music Entertainment. The new imprint will develop dance content with the intent of leveraging Tencent’s streaming services QQ Music, Kugou Music, and Kuwo Music to distribute said content. The move was effectively sealed by a reported 10% equity swap between Tencent and Sony’s licensing partner, Spotify, in December. Tencent, by comparison, boasts nearly double the users as Spotify across their three platforms.
Tame Impala have a collaboration with the EDM artist Zhu in the works, as Billboard reports. The producer has been teasing the team-up for a little bit now, first via a tweet and then at a show where he mentioned it was on the way. The Kevin Parker-led project’s last album … More »
ZHU has an uncanny talent for invigorating tracks with his own unique sound stamp. The Columbia Records signee has now turned his sights towards CamelPhat & Elderbrook‘s summer 2017 hit “Cola,” named the hottest record in the world by BBC Radio 1 upon its release on Defected Records.
ZHU brings on his own unique flare while doing well to churn out a lightly touched reboot that centers around elevating and equalizing Elderbrook’s crystalline voice. Layered with his signature dark sound design and lush, saturated beats, ZHU’s take on “Cola” is an exquisitely sophisticated firecracker.
It’s Friday, January 20th and with our weekly new EDM playlist being updated yesterday’s it’s time to introduce this week’s newest tunes. From this past week alone, we discovered 205 new songs with a handful of remix EPs, new hit singles, and a handful of albums. Compare this to only 58 new releases from two