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ZHU – Risky Business

Today, Astralwerks released ZHU’s new single, Risky Business. At once ominous and mesmerizing, the track unfolds by turns languid and propulsive but always with an underlying tension. ZHUߣs hushed vocals lure the listener to “risk it all” and enter into the dark, enticing world of the unknown. Download / stream Risky Business HERE.

Filmed in Los Angeles, the official video appears to be a piece of jumpy surveillance footage from an experiment known as Project 20201. The camera captures the provocative activities of a series of unknown subjects who frequent a bedroom. After a fade to black and a flip to black and white film, the surveillance continues. The subjects are gone and a team of fixers, clad in hazmat suits, descend on the location to remove any evidence of what transpired. Watch for ZHU’s appearance in the final frames, his role as mysterious as Project 20201 itself. ZHU directed the official video alongside Joey Vitalari. Kristin Schaefer produced. View Risky Business HERE.

To accompany the release of Risky Business, ZHU has launched new merchandise collection, inspired by the video. Offerings include an unreleased content hard drive, a hazmat suit, an evidence bag, safety glasses, a duffle bag and a variety of attire, including an orange faux fur coat. All items are available by chance in mystery bags. Browse the collection, which will be available for a limited time, HERE.

Last night, ZHU premiered Risky Business during the second installment of CLUB ZHUM, a livestream from the risky epicenter of the world of the Zhudio. During his set, he incorporated some of the Risky Business merchandise. Earlier in the week, he celebrated the second anniversary of the release of Ringos Desert with the release of limited-edition vinyl and associated merchandise in his store.

The artwork for the single features a series of stills from the video, shot by Joey Vitalari. Risky Business follows ZHU’s recent collaborations with Kito (Follow ft. Jeremih), Tinashe (ONLY), partywithray (CAME FOR THE LOW) and Bob Moses (Desire). EDM.com said, “ZHU has continuously impressed throughout 2020”; and noted, “catchy club anthem (Follow) is set to fill playlists around the globe with its snappy percussion, striking piano chords, and flawless vocal contribution from Jeremih.” Praising the dance floor burner, YourEDM said, “We couldn’t dream up a better collaborative trio.” ZHU’s recent performances have included Inside Lands, the virtual festival presented by Outside Lands, and Virtual Lollapalooza 2020. ZHU has also recently launched partnerships with Luminosity Gaming and Leica.

Mindchatter

Mindchatter – “Night Goggles”

Mindchatter Releases New Cinematic Single “Night Goggles” On Mind of a Genius

Following Breakout Hits “Scared to Go Home” and “Language”

Listen to “Night Goggles” HERE Official Music Video Out July 15th

NY-based producer and vocalist Mindchatter has today released his next transportive single, “Night Goggles,” on Mind of a Genius – the label behind ZHU, Gallant and more. Following his latest breakout tracks “Scared to Go Home” and “Language,” Mindchatter continues to draw listeners in with his imaginative lyricism and transcendent melodies, creating a limitless world
with each polished production. “Night Goggles” is a dream-like journey imbued with soothing vocals and sophisticated instrumentals, further cementing the young artist as one to watch this year.

Listen to “Night Goggles” HERE.

Mindchatter on the inspiration behind the single: “Night Goggles is a metaphor for seeing the world through a completely different lens. At night, when I’m most creative, I sometimes recognize the transience of life and the triviality of my worries. It’s an incredibly liberating feeling and one that I hope many people experience – but it’s always fleeting, so I tried to bottle it up in a song.” 

As one of the latest signees to Mind of a Genius, Mindchatter has swept the live electronic scene in just under a year. In 2019 he took his enthralling show on tour with Parisian electro duo Polo & Pan, performing across sold-out venues like NY’s Terminal 5, Boston’s Royale, and Philly’s Underground Arts. With a handful of singles, he’s earned over 4 million streams to date and found support in tastemakers like BBC Radio’s Pete Tong. A sought-after remixer, this summer he’s put his signature spin on major records like Channel Tres’ “Weedman” and AMTRAC’s “Stratego.” 

Stay tuned for the official “Night Goggles” music video next week and forthcoming music from Mindchatter as he gears up to release his debut album on Mind of a Genius this fall. 

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Astralwerks × Leica

Astralwerks has teamed up with Leica in a creative partnership that will provide the label’s recording artists with powerful new tools for artistic expression. ZHU – the GRAMMY®-nominated producer who recently signed to Astralwerks – is the first artist to bring Leica into his creative process.

Watch Leica’s IG Live with ZHU on Saturday, May 23, at 12PM PST, on Leica’s Instagram – @LeicaCameraUSA – to learn more about ZHU’s vision for the visuals that will accompanying his forthcoming projects. ZHU and Astralwerks’ Toby Andrews discuss the new partnership in this interview, and also share a collection of photos they have taken with Leica equipment.

Astralwerks GM Toby Andrews said, “Partnering with Leica is a huge statement for Astralwerks. As a label, we’ve always tried to put ourselves at the creative forefront for our artists. Working with Kiran and her team at Leica is allowing us to bring so much to the table, at the highest quality. Their equipment is world-class, and to launch this alongside ZHU feels special. He’s a visually driven artist so working with a new team to amplify that to the world is a perfect match.”

Kiran Karnani, Director of Marketing, Leica North America, added, “We are honored to partner with Astralwerks during this momentous occasion as supporting artists is an integral part of our ethos. By offering a new layer of visual storytelling to recording artists such as ZHU, we are able to see firsthand the incredible journey they go through. We hope to provide a new element of insight into this creative process through the lens of a Leica camera.”

ZHU said, “I’ve loved the Leica sensors from the day I picked up a camera.”

A longtime Leica user, ZHU’s personal photo archives are already massive. See a collection of photographs he shot with his Leica TL2.

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ENTHUSIAST GAMING × ZHU

Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is excited to announce it has entered into a content creation partnership with GRAMMY®-nominated artist ZHU. To celebrate the partnership, Enthusiast Gaming and its esports division, Luminosity Gaming (“Luminosity”) are launching a global live concert featuring ZHU and Luminosity streamer and incognito DJ, Harley Fresh, aka “MrFreshAsian.”

On May 14, 2020, the concert will be live streamed on the front page of Twitch.TV and will also be the platform to promote ZHU’s new single, “ONLY” which will drop right after the live concert. Pre-save “ONLY” here. The event will be featured across the Enthusiast Gaming platform with additional support from event partners Twitch and GFUEL. Donations from the concert will be in support of MusiCares COVID -19 Relief Fund. 

Steven Zhu (Aka “ZHU”) is one of the most recognized DJ’s in the world. ZHU built his career off of grassroots support and guerilla marketing leading to nearly a half-billion online plays on Spotify alone. His album “Generationwhy” reached platinum status and No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic album charts. Like ZHU, MrFreshAsian is globally recognized as one of the best Fortnite streamers in the world. The Luminosity team member was recently named Twitch Streamer of the Year by the Shorty Awards. Fresh is one of Luminosity’s key esports influencers and produces exclusive content for over eight million loyal fans across his social channels.

During the three-hour charity stream which starts at 9pm EDT, members from Luminosity Gaming’s Fortnite House (12 million combined subscribers) will host a pre-concert show which will lead into Fresh and ZHU each performing individual DJ sets, lasting until midnight EDT. The evening concludes with the 12am EDT world premiere and release of ZHU’s new single, “ONLY” with Tinashe. Fans will be able to interact with the artists during a live Q&A as well as donate throughout the stream or purchase exclusive merchandise with all proceeds benefiting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. 

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ZHU NEW VID

‘The world’s newest EDM headliner!’ – 360 MAGAZINE

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Set in Area 51 & featuring a cameo by democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang
 
STREAM “CAME FOR THE LOW” HERE
 
ZHU ANNOUNCED THE UPCOMING SINGLE ON HIS SOCIALS EARLIER THIS WEEK
 
In an ever-shifting social landscape of self-promotion and curated digital identities, ZHU is a unique voice making a name for himself, without ever having mentioned it. With a Grammy nomination and underground hits accumulating almost half a billion online plays, ZHU is an inspiration for the entrepreneurial millennials who shun the status quo in favor of cultural exploration and game-changing creationism.

MOONRISE FESTIVAL 2018

Moonrise Festival 2018 Returns to Pimlico Race Course August 10th and 11th

Moonrise Festival, Baltimore’s flagship electronic music festival, returns to Pimlico Race Course for a sixth consecutive year with headlining acts Tiesto, Excision, 21 Savage, Illenium, Alan Walker, Zhu, blackbear, Gryffin, San Holo, Ganja White Night, Seven Lions, Slushii, Kshmr, Yellow Claw, Jai Wolf, Smokepurpp, Space Jesus, Peekaboo, Nora En Pure, Shiba San, Justin Martin, and many more.

Hailed as one of the best and most diverse East Coast festivals, Moonrise annually draws in over 35,000attendees per day. Festival organizers Club Glow and Steez Promohave a proven track record for throwing unforgettable large-scale entertainment events, and with Moonrise touching all corners of the dance floor, from electro and dubstep to house and rap, this year’s highly anticipated festival will be no different.

Visit: www.moonrisefestival.com for tickets and more info.

Current contests include:

GA pair: http://app.hive.co/l/ppzqoand 4-Pack VIP: http://app.hive.co/l/ytvj1

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LISTEN “SUPERIOR EMOTION” FT. CAUTIOUS CLAY

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British duo AlunaGeorge are back and stronger than ever with the release of their brand new single “Superior Emotion” Ft. Cautious Clay. The single is available on all digital platforms today and comes with the announcement of an incredible new EP titled ‘Champagne Eyes,’ set for a worldwide release on October 5.

“Superior Emotion” was recorded in New York City earlier this year and features Brooklyn Cold War soul-singer Cautious Clay whose tender vocals fit effortlessly with power-house, front-woman and lyricist Aluna Francis’ signature voice, resulting in the perfect end-of-summer soul-jam and captivating introduction into AlunaGeorge’s forthcoming body of work, set for global release on October 5.

AlunaGeorge first emerged back in 2012 with their breakthrough single “You Know You Like It,” and was later shortlisted for a 2013 BRIT Award and nominated for the Sound of 2013 Poll. They released their debut album, Body Music in July of 2013 and scored their first top-40 entry with “White Noise,” a collaboration with fellow UK duo Disclosure. High profile collaborations followed with the likes of Diplo & Skrillex’s DJ duo Jack Ü (“To Ü) and ZHU (“Automatic”). Following the announcement of their sophomore album, I Remember, AlunaGeorge released a string of singles, including title track “I Remember” (a collaboration with Australian producer Flume) a second collaboration with ZHU(“My Blood”), and “Mean What I Mean” featuring Leikeli47 and Dreezy. In 2016, AlunaGeorge toured North America with the likes of Miguel and Sia and joined Coldplay on their 2017 A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Europe.

“Superior Emotion” Ft. Cautious Clay is available worldwide now.

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