Grammy-Nominated Artist ZHU Drops ‘Musical Chairs Mixtape Vol. 1’

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Capitol Music Group*


November 11 + 12 Headline Show At Red Rocks Amphitheatre Announced 
GRAMMY®-nominated artist ZHU released his new mixtape, Musical Chairs Mixtape (Vol. 1) via AstralwerksZHU announced the seven-track mixtape ahead of his headlining set at Lollapalooza after having teased the release with a virtual game of musical chairs for fans to play online. Download / stream Musical Chairs Mixtape (Vol. 1) HERE or view the continued mix visualizer HERE.

ZHU says, “When I was young, we would rip our favorite songs off the radio straight onto cassettes. I wanted to make something that reminded my fans of an era that was more physical.” 

ZHU will headline two shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on November 11 and 12 – purchase tickets HERE. He played six sold-out shows at the iconic venue in 2021. ZHU joins Swedish House Mafia on the Paradise Again World Tour. See below for itinerary or visit

Musical Chairs Mixtape (Vol. 1) features seven brand-new tracks that offer up a kaleidoscopic range of moods, styles and tempos, all tied together by ZHU’s atmospheric production and distinctive vocals. He’s joined by chart-topping U.K. artist Elderbrook on the buoyant “Unbothered.” Other collaborators include Mr. Carmack, Channel Tres, Kiko Franco, Boy Matthews, partywithray, Phil Scully, Bava, sillygirlcarmen, Rush Davis, JADED, Mitch Bell and Aaron Leibowitz. The mixtape also includes the poignant, cinematic “I Wonder,” which finds ZHU contemplating what became of someone from his past. The track has emerged as the most requested of all the new songs ZHU premiered during his EDC Las Vegas show in May. 

He also previewed his own fashion line, NIGHTDAY, during his EDC set. ZHU and a group of models, who walked a specially constructed runway at the mid-point of the evening, gave fans a first look at pieces from the collection of elevated ravewear. He designed the line with Irish fashion designer Emmy Slattery, who has provided creative direction for ZHU for the past six years. Check out ZHU’s set HERENIGHTDAY combines the rebelliousness of Alexander McQueen and the clean lines of early Margiela. The name for the collection was inspired by ZHU’s massively successful debut EP, which included the GRAMMY-nominated hit “Faded.” 

Musical Chairs Mixtape (Vol. 1) is ZHU’s first release since December 2021, when he dropped DREAMLAND (DELUXE), which included seven tracks that did not appear on the original album. Download / stream DREAMLAND (DELUXE) HEREBillboard named DREAMLAND 2021 as one of the “50 Best Albums of 2021 So Far” upon its release in April. Forbes noted, “DREAMLAND 2021 showcases ZHU’s signature sexy and provocative sound while featuring collaborations with renowned artists…” 

Over the years, ZHU has earned acclaim for his forward-looking vision. His debut album, GENERATION WHY, topped Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart and landed on the Billboard 200 and he’s had dozens of tracks hit the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. These accolades have earned him partnerships with like-minded brands including Luminosity and Leica. Most recently, he won Best Live Act and Best Remix/Edit (for the J. Worra remix of his collaboration with partywithray, “Zhudio54”) at the DJ Mag Best of North America Awards. But all of this success has never been the point – ZHU just wants to head to the dancefloor and dream up better worlds. 

Track Listing – Musical Chairs Mixtape (Vol. 1)

The Fall
I Wonder
Unbothered ft. Elderbrook
The Job


All dates – except November 11 & 12 and festival performances – are with Swedish House Mafia. 

Date                    City/State                         Venue                                                              

9/4                      San Diego, CA                   Pechanga Arena San Diego
9/9                      Los Angeles, CA               Banc of California Stadium
9/13                    Vancouver, BC                 Rogers Arena
9/14                    Seattle, WA                      Climate Pledge Arena
9/15-18              East Atlanta, GA              Imagine Music Festival 2022
9/17                    San Francisco, CA            Chase Center
9/29                    Manchester, UK               AO Arena
9/30                    Glasgow, UK                     OVO Hydro
10/2                    London, UK                       The O2
10/6                    Dublin, IE                          3Arena
10/8                    Birmingham, UK              Utilita Arena Birmingham
10/9                    Austin, TX                         Austin City Limits Music Festival 2022
10/16                 Austin, TX                         Austin City Limits Music Festival 2022
10/22                  Main Beach, AU               The Grass Is Greener
10/23                  Parkes, AU                        The Grass Is Greener
10/29                  Parramatta Park, AU       The Grass Is Greener
10/30                  Breakwater, AU               The Grass Is Greener
11/11                  Morrison, CO                   Red Rocks Amphitheatre
11/12                  Morrison, CO                   Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Photo Credit: Joey Vitalari


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