Although I didn’t know so much three years ago, delving back into the EQ archive I recall a scoop we revealed concerning an up-coming new talent named Josh Milan. If my memory serves me right there was little info divulged in the circumstances surrounding this particular new artiste and his techno delicious production of Katy Perry cover song “Part Of Me”.
But get this! Because this you might find a little bit interesting! This cover version was actually a collaboration with an unknown DJ Producer calling himself ZHU. Of that time, we didn’t even raise a suspecting eyebrow to the identity of who this person might be, but in the circumstance of now, I am more than surmising that just maybe this could have been one of the enigmatic producer’s earliest tracks perhaps. Pre-cursoring his official debut work titles even, which all first appeared in 2014.
Well it’s a nice little story and one that begs questions that we’ll probably never conclusively know the answers too. However owing to ZHU’s mysterious persona there really isn’t much else we can drop word on, other than that Grammy nomination served on his track “Faded,” that is.
AlunaGeorge on the other hand are firm favourites of ours here on EQ. Their neo-electronic sound came out super fresh, assisted by George Reid’s killer production and Aluna Francis’s breathily spoon-fed vocals coming at us with a tone of sweet innocence.
What does this all amount too? I hear you ask! Well, in ZHU’s time honoured cryptic fashion he’s announced a new project titled the “Genesis Series” and revealed a new track featuring the aforementioned AlunaGeorge called “Automatic”.
Alighting the ear with it’s ominously intriguing intro, “Automatic” goes on to settle into a flow of production directed burbling beats and various piano assisted embellishments whilst, Aluna Francis does what she does best, in dealing out spellbinding vox made up of gossamery allure.
Intoxicating on many levels in a way that leads you on to think that this is a bone fide AlunaGeorge song. The production is so tidy though. ZHU certainly appears determined to continue onwards in cutting these invitingly, left-of-field creative shapes.