Diplo enlists UZ for trap showcase on latest the Diplo and Friends mix
Saturday night’s Diplo and Friends mix is always known to round off a long work week, delivering the best hour long mixes by dance music’s most sought after producers over BBC Radio 1 Extra’s airwaves. This week, Diplo invited dance music enigma UZ to the decks to serve up a grimy, hour-long trap mix that packs some serious bump.
The masked mayhem maker, unknown to the world other than by his serious affinity for a hip-hop inspired, sub-blowing sound, takes over Diplo’s weekly studio slot to showcase exactly what he does best. UZ cruises between hip-hop, twerk, and trap tempos, throughout a mix that is littered with stomping bass gems. Featuring the notorious, hooded producer’s signature brand of “ball trap music,” meshed with head-spinning mixing techniques, and laced with work from trap music’s biggest names, UZ’s mix session represents the trap genre in high regard.
The mix delivers the best of the best from Diplo’s Mad Decent and Jeffree’s imprints, along with work from artists such as Flosstradamus, RL Grime, Yellow Claw, Brillz and a slew of trap music’s other promising talents. As an artist, UZ seemed to appear out of thin air; and although his identity remains a mystery, after his Diplo and Friends mix, its clear that UZ has trap music under his thumb.