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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ATLiens – Interstellar (feat. Sara Skinner)

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ATLiens released Interstellar, featuring Sara Skinner, on Oracle Music. The mysteriously silver masked duo put out this track as the first single off the upcoming EP Invasion. There is precious little information about the space-aged duo, however, their catalog of music speaks for itself. With collaborations with Bassnectar and UZ, as well as insane remixes

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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.

Proximity

“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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Mask Off: UZ Reveals Identity & Debut Album

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The trap lord is finally revealing the face behind the figure.

Mask Off: UZ Reveals Identity & Debut Album

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The trap lord is finally revealing the face behind the figure.

UZ unveils his true identity and releases debut LP, ‘Layers’

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UZ has built his trap empire upon his gritty, festival-ready pieces and anonymity, ensuring focus is always kept on the music he’s had to offer. After half a decade in the scene, however, it’s time for the mask to come off.

Why now? UZ answers this question: “The anonymity was fun when I started it 5 years ago, but now I feel like there’s too many masked artists and it really has become more of a gimmick than a message.” He continued on, expressing a need to be more visible now that he is a label owner and curator who just put out a brand new artist album.

“The anonymity was fun when I started it 5 years ago, but now I feel like there’s too many masked artists and it really has become more of a gimmick than a message. Our motto at the time was to let the music speak by itself and not focus on the artist. It’s still true, but now that I’m a curator and I’m working full-time on my label Quality Goods Records, I need to make myself heard, talk to people face to face, etc.… Also people need to know where I’ve come from and where I’m going – right here, right now. It’s just the beginning of a whole new journey for me and I’m really excited about it.”

It turns out UZ was quite an accomplished musician prior to donning his enigmatic trap moniker. The native Frenchman, who says fans can now call him “G,” was most well-known before as DJ TROUBL – world champion of both the All-star Beatdown competition in New York and also the I.T.F beat-juggling competition. He also had a house alias called Plezier, which has garnered the support of Claude VonStroke in the past.

Visible to the world, UZ is ready to interact with fans and show a whole new side of him with his new LP Layers, which features a full-bodied bunch of bass-fueled records spanning from the left-field into heavier rap territory. The album is available to stream on major platforms, and can be purchased here.

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