The three-piece band consists of hooded figures lined up strategically on stage with the Zhu LED logo directly in the center. A saxophone and guitar player are on either side of the main man. All lights are silhouetted to keep the dark, sexy, mysterious vibe intact. Perhaps the most surprising element of the show was that Zhu actually sings the vocals live on about every track. It’s refreshing when the show doesn’t sound 100% like the recordings.
There were moments when the beat would drop out leaving just heavy bass and the saxophone player would come in over it in a way that doesn’t happen when you listen on your headphones. A definite highlight of the evening was the two Outkast remixes: one was his popular take on “Ms. Jackson” followed by a “Hey Ya” ID. Hopefully that gets an official release soon.