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"The production on 'Atoms' borders on the Balearic, with those analogue synths delivering a cool electronic breeze over the endlessly pulsating rhythms. Birsen adds guest vocals, and the interplay between bubbling electronics and humane delivery fuses into something pretty special." - CLASH Mag
"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." - PAPER Mag
"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." - Magnetic Mag
"A maximalist exercise in grandiose electronics, "Make A Change" continues the thread of epic sounds continued by those past hits, but this time round he's moved away from house music towards a more hip-hop-inspired sound, though that Parisian cool is still right at the forefront of "Make A Change". - COMPLEX
"Is Uppermost the Next Big Thing in French Electronic Music?" - VICE
"If you've been a fan of French house in the past five years, you've undoubtedly heard of Uppermost." - YOUR EDM
"This desire to branch out to different styles alludes to the producer's open-mindedness and cultivates a space for creative growth. From wavy deep house beats to the density of future bass blips, Uppermost extends his reach to a range of forward-thinking genres." - EARMILK
Independent electronic producer Uppermost shares latest single 'Atoms ft. Birsen' on 23rd February via Uppwind Records. Lifted from the upcoming album Perseverance scheduled for release on the 23rd March. Recently released singles 'Make A Change', 'Step By Step ft. Sôra' and 'Slide ft. Yudimah' saw substantial support from publications such as COMPLEX, PAPER Mag, Magnetic Mag, Paste Mag, FGUK, Tasty Network, Chill Masters, Wobblecraft and KCRW's Travis
Holcombe. Uppermost's previous hit tracks 'Flashback' and 'Beautiful Light' have already generated more than 27 million combined streams, whilst his single 'Disco Kids' was selected to be featured in Mercedes-Benz' Formula
One campaign and his track 'Flashback' was featured on Vivelle Dop's TV. Uppermost has also received significant media attention from numerous tastemaker publications including DJ MAG, Vice, YourEdm and Earmilk, major Youtube channel Mr Suicide Sheep, BBC Radio
1 and Virgin Radio. In addition to releasing music via his own independent label UPPWIND, Uppermost has released music through major labels such as Sony and Ministry Of Sound and done official remixes for the likes of Dada Life
and Lemaitre as well as sharing the SOLIDAYS stage with Madeon, Yelle, Fakear and Die Antwoord.
Based in Paris, Behdad Nejatbakhshe aka Uppermost crafts each of his compositions with the will to bring instinctive emotion into the spotlight. Raised on Persian musical influences, the emotional side of music inspired his interest in formulating melodies and chords. His recent release of a 23-track career-spanning collection titled Origins (2011-2016) was a showcase of his french-wave touch, liquid disco grooves, and penchant for molten guitar funk.
Citing inspiration from artists such as Daft Punk, Burial, Apparat, Phoenix
and Pogo, Uppermost is able to transform his affinity for these acts into a sound that pays homage to their influence, while at the same time resonating with his own distinctive style, containing crisp production elements akin to similarly like-minded producers such as Moullinex, Star Slinger and Cyril Hahn.
Uppermost's latest single 'Atoms ft. Birsen' is an atmospheric, intimate portrayal of human existence. Filled to the brim with reflection and existential friction, the track eases in with shimmering pianos and cosmic harmonies before a steady heartbeat thumps its way through Birsen's celestial voice. Shattering energy, mellifluous vocal work and pristine production make this single a definite standout in the world of Uppermost.
Commenting on the single, Uppermost states, "Birsen and I collaborated on this piece with the idea to create an atmosphere that goes beyond any music genre. The track carries a beautifully haunting feel, and Birsen's airy voice adds a dream layer to it. We could probably say that « Atoms » is an anthem of humanity and inner peace."
Perseverance LP Tracklist:
Perseverance (ft. Harry Pane)
The Brightest Light
Slide (ft. Yudimah)
Step by Step (ft. Sôra)
Make a Change
Atoms (ft. Birsen)
Where Your Heart
Goes (ft. SYML)
Better Days Ahead
Healing (ft. Mesita)
Moment of Truth
Late Hours (Antony Left)