Stream UZ’s Starkly Menacing ‘TRAP SHIT 14/15′ EP
The ultra-prolific trap-rave enigma unleashes a forceful addition to his free EP series
Despite the mysterious unknown persona lurking behind UZ’s moniker, the Internet trap-rave producer has been burning through Soundcloud with his free EP series over the past year. In that relatively short period of time, he’s been picked up by Mad Decent, Boysnoize Records, and Smog, and has steadily released his TRAP SHIT series through free EPs. But what makes UZ’s touch so irresistible is his restraint when dropping anvils of bass; he’s a minimalist that way and knows that making festival-worthy tracks doesn’t mean having to be a slave to the drop. He’ll instead let sharp, staccato drum samples ping-pong around a song and do the groove-work for him.
And with his latest installment of the TRAP SHIT series — TRAP SHIT 14/15 — the producer’s crisp production techniques shine through again. Chopped and warped vocals become drum patterns of their own as chimes, blips, bleeps, and plunks rain down and moon-bounce back up again. It’s aggressive and menacing and the drums loom with intimidating force (i.e. what all trap instrumentals aim for). But there’s a casual air to UZ’s scare tactics: He’s also the guy who manages to keep his cool while challenging you to a fight.
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August 30 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo
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