French-born, Los Angeles-based producer UZ is one of the founding fathers and mostforward-thinking innovators of modern trap music. An influential tastemaker with nearly200 releases to his name, UZ remains an active voice in trap via his groundbreakingoriginal music and trendsetting label,Quality Goods Records.
UZ first exploded onto SoundCloud in 2012 via his ‘Trap Shit’ series, which comprises25 genre-defining trap classics. His 2013 ‘Ball Trap Muzic Vol. 1’ compilation featured Trinidad Jame$, Trae tha Truth, Problem and others. In June 2017, UZ released his debut album, ‘Layers,’ which peaked at #24 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic AlbumSales chart. His second album,’The Rebirth'(2018), included the breakout track “LeaveIt,” featuring Rome Fortune, plus collaborations with Bok Nero, Nevve and more. In 2020, UZ will release his third artist album, which will explore a new side of his sound, as heard on early singles “Awakening,”“Bang Bang”and “Fire.”
As founder and A&R head of Quality Goods Records, UZ isleading the next wave of bass acts. Since launching in April 2016, the label has discovered breakout artists including SAYMYNAME, Oski, Ian Munro, Nitti Gritti and more.
On the live front, UZ is an internationally touring artist with a worldwide following. He’s performed atevery global music festival, including Coachella, Sonar, EDC Las Vegas and Ultra Music Festival, in addition toheadlining tours around the world.balltrapmusic.com—John Ochoa, Sept.2019