Exclusive: thook releases new EP, drops bass-trap collaboration with UZ

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Toronto based thook released his Natural Instincts EP off ƱZ‘s Quality Goods Records. The label boss of course had to jump in for a wicked collaboration off the EP, “Heat.” Amongst a backdrop of Arabian melodies, horns subtly enter, proceeding to an abrupt anticipation build that falls into sweeping synths, tickling percussion, and big 808 subs. The second drop comes with a whole new stink on the sub bass that’s chaotic in the best of ways. “Heat” fits well in with the rest of the Natural Instincts, which is filled with distorted, percussive-heavy sounds and features moments of hip-hop, trap, Middle-Eastern melodies, and future bass.

Thook is a top addition to the upfront Quality Goods Records, garnishing support from artists like Baauer, QUIX, and RL Grime. He has past releases on Saturate, Jadu Dala, and Daruma. Grab a copy of the EP here.

Sumthin Sumthin – Confused ft JAWNZA

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Sumthin sumthin released his new experimental, industrial trap single, “Confused,” featuring JAWNZA off UZ‘s Quality Goods label. With a cinematic, oscillating build at the beginning, the song takes an angry turn towards gritty bass, slicing synths, and popping percussion. JAWNZA’s voice adds an accompanying harmony to the headbanging vibe.

This new style of trap is becoming increasingly popular in the bass realm. Sumthin sumthin’s dynamic sound design and flowing arrangements is a forward-thinking fit for the rapper out of L.A. In the melting pot of EDM, it only makes sense that hip-hop and industrial bass trap meet up somewhere in the middle.

Sumthin sumthin is currently on tour in Canada, heading “down under” to New Zealand and Australia next. On Twitter, he recently mention that he’s tired of everything sounding the same and wants to start making real music that’s emotional and genuine. Watch out for continued sonic and arrangement experimentation from a sound design virtuoso.

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Premiere: ƱZ – Rebirth

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Less than one year after his debut studio album release, Layers, seasoned trap producer ƱZ is coming up on his sophomore LP, The Rebirth, out May 11th via his imprint, Quality Goods Records. Marking a return to his original, groundbreaking trap rootst, The Rebirth features nine tracks of fresh and devastating material.

To celebrate his highly-anticipated new album, ƱZ is giving his legions of fans the gift of experimental bass with the LP’s leading track. Entitled “Rebirth,” the track displays a disposition for low-end sound design and foreboding landscapes. After the song’s first drop, ƱZ calls upon his signature use of trap elements in the kick snare and breakbeat before dropping listeners into a thickly intense style of experimental sounds.

The new album also comes with a tour of the same name taking ƱZ across the globe this year, as fans will become witness to some of the formerly anonymous Frenchman’s finest work to date as well as an innovative visual experience. The immersive live content and ƱZ’s mask redesign will run alongside the music and are to be showcase of everything Rebirth — celebrating past, present, and future and starting something fresh from fragments of the original.

Pre-save ƱZ’s The Rebirth on Spotify here.

UZ – Leave It ft Rome Fortune

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Quality Goods has announced the May 11 release date of its label head and OG trap producer, UZ‘s newest LP, Rebirth. To coincide with the news, UZ has released a single track from the collection, “Leave It,” featuring the teal-bearded hip-hop artist, Rome Fortune.

“Leave It Alone” combines UZ’s finely tuned trap sensibilities with Fortune’s crisp rap vocals. UZ’s heavily layered production shines through the track’s bumping beat and whistling melody, an exquisite contrast beneath Fortune’s foreboding lyrics.

Pre-save the Rebirth LP here.

Exclusive: UZ returns to the US for The Rebirth Tour, unveils new 21 Savage remix

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Quality Goods label head and seasoned trap producer UZ has announced he will embark on a lengthy North American tour, kicking off in April 2018. The Rebirth Tour, Part 1 will come alongside the release of UZ’s second LP, of the same name.

So far, the tour roster includes stops in Chicago, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, and more, including a Canadian leg in Vancouver and Calgary, with more destinations yet to be confirmed. UZ has also lined up special guests for the tour including Stööki Sound, sfam, as well as Layers remixer and fellow Quality Goods artist, sumthin sumthin.

The announcement follows the formerly masked Frenchman’s 2017 debut LP Layers, which as the name suggests, demonstrates the depth of UZ’s production capabilities, which extend far beyond his trap-savvy stature.

“I’m stoked to soon unveil this LP as it’s been a super rewarding process heading back to my original ‘Trap Shit’ sound,” UZ says of the forthcoming album. “There’s been a lot of hard work behind the scenes & can’t wait for my fans to hear it! The tour will be a special one too as I get to share the experience with some of my Quality Goods homies, including Stööki Sound. There will be plenty of surprises along the way, so keep an eye out and catch you there.”

Additionally, UZ has unveiled his unofficial remix of rap icon 21 Savage‘s “No Heart.” UZ’s trap rendition is an instrumental take on the original’s straightforward rap loop, with intricately layered percussion, ambient sampling, and a vapory, floating melody.

Get Rebirth Tour tickets here, and download the 21 Savage remix here.

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Dancing Astronaut’s Youtube hot picks: Trap Channels

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Looking for new music? Then you’ve come to the right place. Dancing Astronaut will be highlighting YouTube channels every dance music fan needs to know about. From drum n’ bass to melodic trap, we’ve got something for you. Make sure to subscribe to Dancing Astronaut’s YouTube for the best dance music news in the galaxy.


“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.

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Premiere: UZ – Lobby ft QUIX & Chaz French (sumthin sumthin Remix)

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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.

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UZ – Inferno ft Oski & Craze (Machinedrum Remix)

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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.

This white-hot remix is ready for download now via Quality Good Records.

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T-Pain pairs with Crankdat, Bad Royale, UZ, & Trouze for first Dubset label release

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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.

Dubset, which delivers mixes and unofficial remixes to streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, reached out to its community of producers with the opportunity to produce their own take on the T-Pain vocals.

“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 CrankdatBad RoyaleUZ, 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.

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Exclusive: Kyral x Banko – Focus

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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.

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