Mysterious LA producer ZHU officially kicked off his new Genesis Series project today, sneaking out new tracks that you can pick up by signing up at his Generation Why website. Last week we got the first taste, ZHU’s AlunaGeorge collab’ Automatic, and today we get the second – a curveball collaboration with Fool’s Gold boss A-Trak and Jamaican reggae singer Keznamdi that may well be a summer anthem in the making.
As Crazy As It Is injects some dancehall swing into ZHU’s signature narcotised late-night sound, with a swaying reggae beat, tinkling pianos and Keznamdi providing the reggae toaster counterpoint to ZHU’s falsetto vocals – give the track a listen below. ZHU’s Genesis Series project is rumoured to be a series of high-profile collaborations with the likes of Skrillex, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Daniel Johns and more, as decoded from the cryptic Find-A-Word front page of his Generation WHY website.
Speaking with triple j last year about his forthcoming debut album, ZHU said, “the core of the [album] is still dark but I think it will definitely expand and get to more of the light and uplifting stuff.” Off the back of this A-Trak collab, it sounds like there are plenty more surprises to come from ZHU.