Until 2017, UZ was considered something of a man of mystery. His alias emerged into the world of constantly evolving bass music back in 2012, and his intense musical creativity has kept fans guessing ever since.
With close to 200 releases under his belt as an artist including his groundbreaking 'Trap Series', it was revealed that UZ is also house/garage alias Plezier and World Champion Turntablist DJ Troubl, previously dropping sounds via Moda, Strictly Rhythm and Brownswood Records.
As UZ, he has collaborated with the likes of Ice Cube, Boyz Noize, T-Pain, Rome Fortune and DJ Shadow, releasing on Mad Decent, Boys Noize Records and Mau5trap, to name just a few. His international touring schedule continues to take him across the globe several times over, and he is increasingly in demand from prolific festivals such as Coachella, Sonar, Ultra, Stereosonic and EDC. A fresh rebrand in 2018 unveiled a new mask, visuals as well as an immersive tour titled 'The Rebirth.'
In 2019, his innovative platform Quality Goods Records will celebrate its 3-year anniversary and it's a platform that allows UZ to hone his taste making and A&R skills. It has pushed the sounds of Oski, TYNAN, Nitti Gritti, sumthin sumthin, Ian Munro, UNKWN and Montell2099 as well as two of his own LPs. The man himself marks seven years as UZ this year - let the next thrilling chapter commence.
17 Jul, 2017
UZ's new album 'Layers' was released on 30th June on Quality Goods Records.
Listen to it here on Soundcloud.
19 Jun, 2017
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.
Released 30th June 2017, pre-order from the link below.
22 May, 2017
UZ produced a special Quest Mix for Annie Nightingale on her BBC Radio 1 show.
04 Mar, 2017
UZ's new video for the track 'Storm' ft. Blow Fever, is premiered in Magnetic Magazine along with an in-depth interview.
UZ will feature in the forthcoming Quality Goods Records American tour.
07 Feb, 2017
'Stockholm White' is something of a collaborative affair and features UZ with hip hop double-act Two Fresh and edgy pop vocalist Elliphant - making for a glorious collision of sounds and styles. The tune opens with a raw yet growling energy, Elliphant's omnipresent tones rippling out of the silence before surging drums accompany the listener towards a disjointed, steppy breakdown. Sub bass visibly washes over the brooding bassline as the track develops, to a climax now with just mere snatches of vocals mimicking its frantic energy.
Released on 2nd March.