We don’t know much about the rapidly rising, enigmatic icon ZHU, but we do know that he has been releasing some of the most exciting new house music of the year–including a new cover of Scottish synth darlings CHVRCHES.
Premiering on Australia’s Triple J radio, ZHU takes on Gun, a track from CHVRCHES’ debut album The Bones of What You Believe. The LA producer fires off a heated house beat–reinventing the original melody into a more subdued synth lead, accompanied by a funky guitar groove. ZHU provides the vocal arrangement as well with a soothing serenade of ambiguous, gender-neutral singing.
ZHU mysteriously marauded onto the dance music scene earlier this year with the breakout EP The Nightday. Since its release, the EP’s standout single, Faded, has gone on to be remixed by a number of prominent producers, including The Magician, AMTRAC, and Lido.
You can pick up ZHU’s The Nightday EP over on Beatport here.