ZUSO is a project from Australian producer Gabriel Cuenca, who has crafting an mesmerizing atmospheric-house sound that is simply irresistible. His ability to create warm soundscapes that whisk your mind blissfully away is a true talent, and is proving to be an artist to keep an eye on for this next year.
His latest single “Hold Me” provides a more liquid drum and bass feel, paired with an ethereal vocal that has an intoxicating effect over your spirit. Soothing atmospherics and escapism are two reoccurring themes found in most of ZUSO’s music, and “Hold Me” has both of those things in spades.
“‘Hold Me’ is a smooth breath of fresh air. It’s very cool being able to combine this dnb type sound with my own kind of style and textures. I wrote the beat quite quickly and then I found the vocal sample in this sample-pack that I remembered using ages ago for one of the first ever demos I made. It just had such a nice chilled and gentle vibe which I really loved. I wanted the song to give off this wholesome calming energy and the ‘Hold Me’ vocal fits that tone perfectly.
It definitely has the escapism feel to it as well, which is a common theme I base a lot of my music off. I then added some nice emotionally driven chords and pads along with a nice guitar riff just to add to that feeling, and yea hopefully it’s something you can all relate to and enjoy.” ~ ZUSO