Two of dance music's most enigmatic masters collide on a dark, psychedelic epic. Masked Italian electro-punker The Bloody Beetroots and black-clad, noir-loving desert dweller Zhu join forces on "Zoning."
The four-and-a-half-minute tune moves through synth-fueled movements and drug-laced moods, melting Zhu's falsetto vocals and sensual sound with The Bloody Beetroot's hard-edged production. It stomps through smoky club atmospheres and pulses with late-night anxiety, creating a thrilling and vivid soundscape that's dangerously addictive.
"I met Zhu last year while I was writing new music in Los Angeles," Rifo tells Billboard Dance. "I’m sure it comes as no surprise that he is one of the most cryptic and mysterious characters I have met in the last few years. This collaboration outlines our similarities and true love for what we do – leaving room for the most important thing: music as our form of personal expression. This wonderful piece of art is ready to see the light of day."
"Zoning" follows a return to force for The Bloody Beetroots. After celebrating 10 years of his landmark single "Warp 1.9" with Steve Aoki, he released a banger of an EP called Heavy, joined forces with ShockOne on the ruthless tune "Run," and currently preps for shows at ADE Oct. 17 and NYC's Webster Hall Nov. 2.
"Zoning" is out everywhere Friday, but you can listen to it in full a day ahead of schedule, exclusively on Billboard Dance.