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ZHU Surprises Fans With Trap Inspired Single “JET THE DOBERMAN” + Pop Up Shop Announcement

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The always-eccentric ZHU has done a little bit of everything this year – in 2017 alone the artist dropped an EP, shared remixes for tracks “Feel It Still,” “Andromeda,” and “Bad & Boujee,” linked with Adidas for a cinematic joint campaign, launched new storyline The Blacklizt with a New York warehouse show… the list goes on. Today the unconventional producer is back with yet another new song and an exciting event announcement leading up to his New Year’s Eve Blacklizt Show.

Although anyone can hear the new track titled “JET THE DOBERMAN,” this morning, ZHU surprised followers that signed up for The Blacklizt phone list by sending them a text linking to a previously unreleased song and a pop-up shop announcement leading up to his NYE show in San Francisco.  See text screenshot below. The song is still only available as a private stream to fans who signed up for his texting list, so be sureto do so if you haven't yet.

ZHU combines a handful of genres with this single such as house, hip-hop and trap. He leads you in with some movie-like production, dog barks and a (surprisingly) country-esque vocal sample. Some bright synth melodies that only grow more frantic as the song progresses come in from there, along with brassy basslines and a hip-hop inspired kick. A chill guitar breakdown jumps in mid-track, leading into some vocals and heavier production to close it out. 

As for the pop-up shop, that will take place from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31 at Black Scale, located at 1409 Haight St. in San Francisco. It will feature new merch from ZHU that’s never been revealed to the public. The dresscode for the producer’s New Year’s Eve gathering is all black everything, so act accordingly (pre-sales are sold out, but you can show up early to get in – more info here). In the meantime, check out his new single below and enjoy!

ZHU - JET THE DOBERMAN

ZHU Jet The Doberman

ZHU Announces Secret Blacklizt Warehouse Show In New York

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New York is familiar stomping grounds for ZHU. Back in 2014, he confirmed his first series of headlining shows to take place in New York after covering certain corners of the city with posters that featured his signature "Z" symbol as the centerpiece. This is when he unveiled The Nightday Experience, which smartly tied in with the release of his Nightday EP

He has now revealed a secret warehouse show that's running with his new storyline, The Blacklizt. The buzz around Blacklitz first began when he dropped his "Nightcrawler" single. A little less than two weeks later, he premiered his Gorillaz remix at Ultra and announced that there would be a Blacklizt event coming at some point. Well that day has finally come. June 24 and 25 are the newly announced dates for the Blacklizt and will be taking place at a secret warehouse. Stay tuned for more details on the event. Enjoy!

ZHU Shares Dark House Single "Nightcrawler" + Announces 'The Blacklizt'

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A few days ago, ZHU uploaded a video to Instagram with the caption, "join the Blacklizt". By the end of the minute-long, black and white video, a list of eight crossed-out names on a casket were shown including acts like Marshmello, The Chainsmokers and more. After the first listen through, we had a good feeling that  ZHU was not only making a statement, but teasing new music of his. Our hunch was right as he now shares "Nightcrawler", a moody house tune that incorporates dark ambient pads and a bouncy bassline. 

The beauty of "Nightcrawler" is in it's layering, gradually adding on new elements like bright orchestral strings, crisp percussion, soft piano keys and ZHU's smooth vocals alongside vocal samples. Beyond the song, the meaning behind it is what we're still wondering about. He announced THE BLACKLIZT today, but has yet to reveal exactly what the announcement is all about. Whether it be a new EP, album or events, you can plug in your phone number to his new website, www.blacklizt.club, where updates will be provided. Stay tuned for more details and in the meantime, listen to "Nightcrawler" below. Enjoy!

ZHU - Nightcrawler | Purchase

ZHU - Nightcrawler [Cover Art]

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