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UZ Takes On RL Grime For Title of "King of Trap" with Latest Remix

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Alex Blake

The title “King of Trap” has been thrown around pretty loosely the past couple of weeks, no doubt spurred on by the release of RL Grime’s debut (and might I add, impressive) album, VOID, but I always have found UZ, the masked mystery man of massive trap tracks,  among the few worthy of the title as well. His latest remix of the Five Knives’ track “Sugar” lives up to expectations, well definitely mine at least. While this is just a remix, rather than an entire album of original productions, UZ's past with his Trap Shit series, and his potential future, as shown in this remix, lay the foundation for a real challenge to RL Grime's supremacy as a trap god, should UZ attempt an album of his own. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. For those not familiar with UZ’s style, Diplo most aptly states (all the way back in 2012 no less) that "UZ tunes are drunken energy sub bass and cartoon horn stabs that make my stomach feel weird and my feet shuffle.” He seems to be the kind of guy who would prefer to make a dim sum restaurant bounce, rather than cater to the emerging market of what could be deemed “big room trap” (See Slander and their catchy-in-it’s-own-way remix of Bastille’s “Pompeii”. True to style, UZ’s fat sub-bass movement is combined with his rhythmic, distorted samples and a crazy back and forth, created by the high pitched, cyclical synth pattern. Personally, this song falls into the same category of one of my personal favorite UZ remixes of Flosstradamus and DJ Sliink’s “Test Me.” Check it out below and try not to bob your head. Dare you.