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In celebration of its four year anniversary of Quality Goods Records, label-founder UZ will launch his inaugural virtual festival: Quality Goods Exports. The event will commence with a two weekend long run, May 7th-9th and May 14th-16th. Each night featuring three artist sets, with one headliner and two stellar supporting acts (including the man, UZ, himself).
Entering 2020 with over 200 prior releases, UZ has been unpredictable with the musical territories he has explored within the past eight years. He has gone by many aliases in the past, including house/garage artist Plezier and World Champion Turntablist DJ Troubl. Under his UZ project, he has also collaborated with various artists in and outside of the electronic realm such as Ice Cube, Boyz Noize, T-Pain, Rome Fortune and DJ Shadow.
UZ began Quality Goods Records in April of 2016. Since its inception, artists who have released via the imprint include Tascione, Ian Munro, Oski, Kyral x Banko, sumthin sumthing, and more. Since the beginning, UZ has valued quality over quantity, releasing music from talented producers of all sizes.
True to its belief that music should never be limited by any type of border or barrier, Quality Goods Exports‘s setlist showcases well-established artists and underground favorites from around the globe of all sizes. Performing artists on this stacked international lineup include UZ (France), Aedan (France), Basstrick (France), Bishu (USA), BeauDamian (Netherlands), Chris Dogzout (France), Cozway (Canada), Dabow (Argentina), GANZ (Netherlands), Haan808 (New Zealand), Holly (Portugal), Hoodlit (USA), HWLS (USA), Ian Munro (Australia), Perk Pietrek (Singapore), Sfam (USA), Tapecut (Russia), and Twerl (Australia).
This international virtual collaboration doesn’t stop with the artists though. Quality Goods is partnering up with promoters, media and venue partners around the globe such as Disco Donnie (USA), Chinese Laundry & Biscuit factory (AU), Allo Floride (EU), SHFT Asia (China) and Run The Trap (USA). With the distinctive word inaugural included within the announcement, it’s looking hopeful that this free virtual festival will have its round two next year, despite if the world happens to come back to life by then or not. As normal everyday life returns and venues re-open, many are concerned that livestreams will become a thing of the past. While I don’t want to knock on wood, the fact Quality Good is calling this inaugural instills a lot of hope.
Fans can tune in to this virtual festival via Twitch, the Quality Goods Records’s Facebook page and all other partners’ channels. Learn more about Quality Goods Exports here.