The Nightday, followed shortly thereafter, which caught the attention of BBC and Triple J radio, along with influential tastemaker Pete Tong. Zhu’s secretive persona and sophisticated brand of deep house allowed him to build a large fan base before he finally revealed himself as 27-year-old Steven Zhu shortly before the release of his debut full-length, Generationwhy, in July. His Coachella set was one of this year’s most hyped, and for many it delivered. Even at this early juncture in his career, Zhu has a keen understanding of how to create a diverse sound that appeals to many, along with a sharp, visually engaging live show.
When “Moves Like Ms. Jackson,” a house-driven mashup of several OutKast songs, appeared on SoundCloud in early 2014, dance-music fans were instantly mesmerized by its mysterious creator, Zhu. An EP,