Just under two months ago ZHU made a bold statement after uploading a video that ended in the figurative deaths of some mainstream electronic artists such as The Chainsmokers, Marshmello and more. We were right in guessing that the video was teasing new music; the producer dropped his dark single “Nightcrawler” just a couple of days later.
Following these mysterious music rollouts, ZHU announced a warehouse show in New York called The Blacklizt, taking place at a secret location on June 24 and 25. Today the artist continues to reveal a darker, more underground side to himself with the release of his single “Intoxicate,” a wonderfully sinister house track.
An eerie, almost other worldly type of beat draws you in from the start of “Intoxicate.” From there, element after element of sound layers itself into the track, including a heavily edited vocal sample, pounding bassline and even some subtle guitar riffs. ZHU’s smooth vocals once again make an appearance, adding an alluring, sultry element to an otherwise dark track. An intense synth build towards the end ties this track together in an enticing way. Overall, “Intoxicate” does an excellent job at bringing sensual and ominous touches together into one powerful piece of music.
The release of this track accompanies another exciting announcement from ZHU – general on-sale for The Blacklizt event starts Friday May 4, with tickets available here. Listen to “Intoxicate” below and enjoy!