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ZHU: Faded – The Remixes [Remix EP Stream]

Words by Jacqui Wonder.

2014 man of the moment ZHU today releases the ‘Faded (Remixes) EP’ full to the brim with talent – enjoy The Magician, ODESZA, TÂCHES, Lido and AMTRAC‘s take on the hit track that has put the mystery producer on the map.

The showcasing breadth of talent offer up a taste of dub-inspired, progressive house, chill-wave and some jungle-bass driven dancefloor bait.

Known and crushed-on for his ‘Magic Tape’ series, The Magician offers up said dancefloor bait as a perfect addition to any night’s lineup.

Seattle duo ODESZA slow things down with a synth-rich dub featuring some new vocals that are the perfect meeting of minds between the duo’s and ZHU‘s unconventional styles. More than once I’ve found myself totally forgetting where I am and what I was supposed to be doing while listening to this – perhaps avoid operating heavy machinery with this one on.

I couldn’t write about this EP without mentioning Lido‘s take on proceedings. The ‘Faded’ track always had a writhing, not-so-subtle undercurrent of sexiness in the midst, and Lido dials that up a notch by stripping the track right back to a dub-inspired mix and layering in samples of mangled R&B vocals, ringtones, explosions and glittery synth. It’s not the obvious one, but this offering from the Oslo based upstart is my pick of the lot.

Stream the entire five-track remix EP right here.

You can catch ZHU on his first trip down under as he headlines the upcoming Listen Out tour along with Flume and Chet Faker. Find all of those details through here.

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