GRAMMY®-nominated powerhouse ZHU and acclaimed Australian-born, Los Angeles-based producer Wax Motif set the music scene ablaze with their inaugural collaboration, "Better Recognize." Released under Astralwerks, the incendiary single is a bold proclamation of artistic prowess from two influential names at the zenith of their careers. Co-written and produced by both ZHU and Wax, the track was recorded at the iconic Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and ZHU's Los Angeles studio, Zhudio. Immerse yourself in the sonic firestorm by listening to "Better Recognize". Witness the visual spectacle via the mesmerizing visualizer.
Reflecting on the collaboration, ZHU shares, "In the midst of experimenting with new sounds and direction for a new project, I wanted to keep something consistent. Wax and I made a banger for the clubs." Wax Motif adds, "It’s been a long time coming that ZHU and I were able to finally catch up in the studio and work together on music. After years of friendship, it was bound to happen but never forced. 'Better Recognize' is the product of two friends coming together and actually making a product we are proud of and something not forced. I hope that everyone enjoys it."
Wax Motif, a central figure in shaping the house sound in the U.S., seamlessly blends hip-hop, electronic, disco, and R&B elements across his discography. With collaborations featuring the likes of Euro Trash, Diddy, 220Kid, AC Slater, Diplo, and more, Wax's recent debut album, "House Of Wax," garnered over 33 million global streams. His North American tour, including sold-out shows at prestigious venues like the Hollywood Palladium and The Shrine in Los Angeles, culminates on December 2nd at Belly Up in Aspen.
ZHU, on his 2023 GRACE Tour, delivered three sold-out shows on both coasts, solidifying his status as a magnetic live performer. Teaming up with deadmau5 for Bay Area shows, ZHU continues to captivate audiences worldwide. The highly anticipated album, "GRACE," follows ZHU's critically acclaimed "Dreamland 2021" and is set for an early 2024 release via Astralwerks.
As the year unfolds, catch ZHU and Wax Motif live on their respective tours. ZHU's remaining 2023 dates include stops in El Paso, Mexico City, and San Diego, while Wax Motif rounds off the year with performances in Aspen, Tulum, San Diego, and Phoenix. The anticipation for "GRACE" and the dynamic collaboration "Better Recognize" solidify ZHU and Wax Motif's positions as trailblazers in the ever-evolving music landscape.
ZHU – Upcoming Tour Dates:
- 11.17: El Paso, TX - Downtown El Paso
- 11.17-19: Mexico City, Mexico - Corona Capital
- 12.01-01.01: San Diego, CA - Proper NYE
WAX MOTIF – Upcoming Tour Dates:
- 12.2: Aspen, CO - Belly Up
- 12.12 – 12.16: Tulum, MX - Holy Ship Wrecked
- 12.31: San Diego, CA - Proper NYE Festival
- 12.31: Phoenix, AZ - Decadence Arizona