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“The solid track (‘Every Human Is An Artist’) is built upon an expanding bass and airy vocals that lingers on top along with cascading chimes.”
“A melodic, synth-driven bit of radiant melancholy featuring vocals by Parisian singer Jack Lena.”
“That Parisian cool is still right at the forefront of “Make A Change”.
“The relaxing tune (‘Selfless’) pairs beautiful backing vocals with slick instrumentation in a cinematic way that hits just right.”
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“His moody, contemplative brand of electronic music is simultaneously accessible and deep, encouraging listeners to tap into emotions that are undiscovered or long tucked away.”
“If there was any doubt that wavy Persian-Parisian producer Uppermost, AKA Behdad Nejatbakhshe, is continuing the French trajectory of leading the electronic genre, this live production of “Step By Step” with Sôra should dispel all.”
“If you’ve been a fan of French house in the past five years, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Uppermost.”
‘Forever Present’ is a blistering return, searing electronics matched to an innate melodic touch.”
“Utilizing twinkling synths and a slow and steady marching bass, ‘Overcome’ sounds like wonder and imagination distilled into a three-minute song”
“The cheery single has the elements you expect from Uppermost with old-school Justice electro influences, French touch, some rolling snares in the break and cheery synths building and breaking alongside Sôra’s vocals.”
“Is Uppermost the Next Big Thing in French Electronic Music?”
Electronic French producer Uppermost releases his single ‘Every Human Is An Artist’ on the 15th of November via Uppwind Records. It comes with an accompanying music video which was created exclusively with contributed footage from listeners around the world. The prolific producer has a history of impressive press support such as BILLBOARD, Complex, Dancing Astronaut, YourEdm, Paper Mag, Magnetic Mag, Clash Mag, This Song Is Sick, Earmilk and Discobelle. He has also seen significant support from tastemaker Youtube channel Mr Suicide Sheep, the results of which have generated nearly 30 million views alone. The support on Youtube continues with channels such as Tasty, xKito, Purely Chilled, Chill Masters, Saints Of Serenity, Silk Music, and Wobblecraft. Considerable talent meets significant support has invoked the opportunity to create official remixes for the likes of Dada Life, Lemaitre and The Midnight.
RELEASE DATE: 15th November
LABEL: Uppwind Records
From a young age, Behdad Nejatbakhshe has been guided by traditional Persian music with a French touch. Finding a resonance in the Iranian freedom struggles against the fundamentalist regime, Uppermost focusses on respecting these influences while establishing positive emotion with his music. Label boss, DJ, and producer, all of his creative energy happens within his home town of Bordeaux, France. Recently expanding into the world of filmography, Uppermost’s track, ‘Love’ was featured in an uplifting project directed by Joseph Carlin from Transfixion.
Creating music that cavorts between Nu Disco and the signature French Touch on House music, Uppermost finds inspiration from artists such as Bon Iver, Floating Points, Lane 8, and Crazy P. The resulting pay off brings his music in comparison to Tycho, Petit Biscuit and Madeon.
Cascading chimes greet the listener as ‘Every Human Is An Artist’ begins, and the bass continues to build. The light vocals layered over the rhythmic bass assist in elevating the track to the positive experience that the producer seeks to create. As one has come to expect from Uppermost, an ebb and flow carries the track into a cheerful escapade, encouraging a sense of adventure and wonder.
Uppermost confided with us his expectations and hope for humanity. “I have the feeling that every human being has a huge creative potential that can be expressed in a million different ways, I composed this track as a way to celebrate the beautiful power of plurality that makes sharing so important for all of us.”