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“Your Favorite Music You Haven’t Heard Yet.”
Started in 2009, Proximity has become a staple channel for the EDM scene for both artists and fans. As one of the largest YouTube music channels, Proximity has racked up over 2 billion views and 5.6 million subscribers. From mashups to original premieres to the ZHU x Proximity exclusive, Proximity has listeners covered for all their dance music needs. Recent track postings from Proximity include Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Galantis, and Cash Cash, among others.
Trap and Bass
If you’re looking for your fill of bass music look no further. Created in 2012 as an outlet for up and coming talent, Trap and Bass has secured a cool 804,000 subscribers. On their channel you’ll find a mix of trap, hybrid, future bass, and bass house. Bringing the channel from irl to url, Trap and Bass has also hosted events and been a part of sponsorships worldwide. Recent track postings from trap and bass include DJ Snake, Oski, and UZ, among an up-and-coming roster of trap producers.
Run the Trap
With the intention of bringing 808 and trap music out of the shadows, Run The Trap was built in 2012 to create A New Order for Underground Culture. With 147,000 subscribers its obvious they know how to curate their music. From heavy trap to atmospheric future bass and with features like the newest Ekali x ZHU release, RTT has your deepest bass desires covered. With recent postings of tracks from Flosstradamus and Louis Futon, its no surprise that Run the Trap is one of YouTube’s most heralded channels for electronic releases.
Experimental DJ-producer sumthin sumthin has delivered his rendition of UZ‘s “Lobby” featuring QUIX and Chaz French. The song is to be featured on the extensive remix album accompanying UZ’s Layers LP, released earlier this year via UZ’s own Quality Goods Records. Also released recently on Quality Goods was sumthin sumthin’s own Afterglow EP. The four-track EP displays the California-based artist’s innovative, genre-defiant production technique.
Sumthin sumthin has added his own wonky twist to the original melodic trap framework of “Lobby.” In addition to the heavily pitched-down bass, sumthin sumthin has also infused a bit of strangeness into the track with his own fragmented, shattered glass-reminiscent sampling. Still audible are the metallic textures from UZ’s initial effort, though the remix features a more warped, glitchy sound design.
Travis Stewart, better known as Machinedrum, is a groundbreaking DJ/producer whose manic, break-beat inspired style of bass music has established him as one of the most scintillating and sought after artists in the current landscape of dance music. Recently, Quality Good Music records enlisted Stewart as one of the many artists to feature on an upcoming remix project for UZ‘s Layers LP. Machinedrum completely took off the gloves with his reimagining of UZ’s already raucous track “Inferno.”
In its original iteration, ‘Inferno,’ which features Craze and Oski, trembles with modulated bass growls and wicked rolling hi-hats. True to form, Stewart completely revitalizes “Inferno” with imaginative and aggressive composition. Cacophonous percussive elements collide brazenly with rattling basslines as the remix raises the original banger to another level.
T-Pain, best known for multi-platinum hits like “Buy U A Drank,” “Bartender”, “Good Life” and “I’m On A Boat,” has never shied away from innovation. First popularizing auto-tune, then going acoustic on NPR Tiny Desk, and now offering up unreleased vocal samples for a collaboration with Dubset.
“I thought it would be a great way to get some never released a capellas into the hands of some dope producers/remixers,” said T-Pain.
Featured artists Crankdat, Bad Royale, UZ, and Trouze all came through with their unique versions of the a capellas from “In the Air” or “Do Wrong.” Unlike official remixes, where artists typically only get a flat fee, these releases will pay all three parties: T-Pain, the producer, and the label.
Trap duo Kyral x Banko are no stranger to UZ‘s Quality Goods Records. In addition to their moody collaboration with VALENTINE last year, Kyral x Banko released a Quality Goods mini-mix just last week. Returning to the label, the two producers have shared the first single off of their upcoming EP.
The project’s title track, “Focus,” starts with a hint of orchestral music before bringing in a growling bass, and percussive builds to an explosive drop. The song functions as organized chaos, with layers of distortion, elaborate drum patterns, and backspins keeping the listener guessing at every turn.
Kyral x Banko finish out the track with a haunting synth over the second drop, as the song comes to an intense close. With the duo’s EP coming via Quality Goods Records on August 25, this taste of their style shows that there are big things on the way.
Trap mavericks UZ and Stooki Sound have released a fiery new collaborative single titled “Bang,” featuring Foreign Beggars and Onoe Caponoe. The track is a formidable score loaded with commanding low-end thuds and eerily melodic riffs, bringing together a blend of cross-Atlantic styles with precision and guttural drive.
“Honored to be a part of our bro UZ’s LP project,” said producers Jelacee and DJ Lukey of Stooki Sound. “We wanted to link up with our UK Foreign Beggars fam for a while now, so glad it worked out!”
The latest addition to Quality Goods Records’ eclectic catalog, “Bang” is masterclass of underground sounds, placing a feverish emphasis on UZ’s thrilling style of production. UZ’s landmark single will be featured on his hotly-anticipated forthcoming LP “Layers”.
“I’ve known Stooki Sound for a very long time now and a few months ago we decided it was time to work on a track together,” UZ said of the new release.”They came over to my studio and we listened to a few ideas that I had in stock. We worked on it a couple times and I finished it a few weeks after that!”
“I have also known Pavan from Foreign Beggars for a while and decided to ask him for a verse, he did it and referred me to Onoe Caponoe for a second verse. I’m happy the track turned out the way it did and its definitely a banger, BANG!”