UZ And barnacle boi Join Forces For Heavy Trap Debut Collaboration, “Venom”

Trap pioneer UZ today teams up with burgeoning producer barnacle boi for their debut collaboration, “Venom,” on Monstercat Uncaged.

UZ, previously known as DJ Troubl, boasts nearly two decades of influence in the electronic dance music scene, establishing himself as a standout artist with a collection of genre-defying classics. His renowned Trap Shit series, which catapulted him into the spotlight in 2012, remains a token to his innovative soundscapes. Notably, he’s secured a #24 position on Billboard charts with one of his albums, and has collaborated with major artists in the music industry, such as Ice Cube, T-Pain, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, and most recently TroyBoi on his latest Monstercat release, “IBTFY.” The two-time DMC world champion has captivated audiences worldwide with his unforgettable live performances, gracing stages at Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival, and more, leaving a long-lasting impression on his audiences.

DJ, producer, and vocalist barnacle boi is lauded for his distinct atmospheric, underground soundscapes and unique production skills. His collaborative efforts span notable artists such as Bones (TeamSESH), Holly Stell, Madi Larson, and more. He’s gained the likes of Alice Glass (Crystal Castles), Finn Wolfhard of the Netflix series “Stranger Things,” and others, who have underscored his rising popularity. With his creative musical prowess and growing accolades, including playing at renowned events and venues like Imagine Festival, Wakaan Festival, and Red Rocks, barnacle boi is certainly an artist to watch.

Driven by a similar musical harmony, UZ stumbled upon barnacle boi’s work on a track shared via social media. As the duo connected, barnacle boi laid down a dark and heavy foundation, setting UZ up to fuse his energetic soundscapes with elements reminiscent of 90s rave stabs. The outcome is a heavy-hitting masterpiece that showcases a solid blend of their styles driven by a deep, dark energy and an electrifying allure.

UZ shares, “I saw this thing barnacle boi was cooking up on socials, and it totally gave me déjà vu. The vibes, the energy, it just clicked for me. Hit him up for the stems, and the rest is history! I took that track to a whole new level, blending our styles while keeping it upbeat and ready for the dance floor.”

barnacle boi adds, “UZ and I have been tossing ideas around for a couple years or so and when I sent him this project, something really clicked and he absolutely took it to another level. This heavy hitting trap banger is super special to me and I can’t wait to work on more. Honored to work with the legend!”

Fans can stay tuned to see UZ live, while barnacle boi sets forth on his Spring European tour, with shows coming up at HAVEN in Eindhoven, Netherlands, A38 in Budapest, Hungary, and Bootshaus in Cologne, Germany.