Uppermost is one of the French electronic genre’s most notorious artists, producing some of the most kickass tunes that you’ll never hear anywhere else. Oh, did I forget to mention that he has a keen hand in producing remixes? As well as this, he also has a new EP dropping soon so keep your eyes peeled for that…
FS: Hello all! Today we’ve got a special treat for you, Uppermost is here to talk to us about his music and much more! So tell us, how did the idea of creating music come about for you?
U: It came from an urge to express what I constantly felt at the time, some kind of nostalgia, music seemed to be the only language to translate this emotion.
FS: Was the electronic music genre always the style of music you strived to create?
U: I didn’t really care about the way I’d create music in the beginning, it was all about creating melodies, bass and chords, creating energy whatever the tool. I played a lot with an old synth that my brother bought at the time, it had a record option and I spent all my time playing with it. I guess electronic music has always fascinated me because it can give you the power to play everything you want, simultaneously.
FS: Let’s talk about your latest track, 23rd Street. What were your inspirations behind this track?
U: “23rd Street” is about my love for the old hip hop instrumentals. It’s the inspiration of any beatmaker I think, catching the best section of a forgotten old track to turn it into a powerful new one.
FS: As well as this, we loved your remix of Phoenix’s “Bourgeois” too! What’s your favourite release by Phoenix?
FS: So it’s 2016 now and 2015 was an absolute blast for you. What can we expect from you this year?
U: A new EP is on the way and I can’t wait to say more about it!
FS: Who would you say is a potiential ‘rising star’ in the music industry as of now?
U: I wouldn’t really know, there are definitely a lot of artists out there that deserve to be more popular!
FS: Lastly, along with recent events, what are your views with everything going with Soundcloud at the moment?
U: It’s sad for both the creativity of artists and DJ’s… But what can I say, record labels want to have complete control over their copyrights and when money is involved, they can become pretty wild.
FS: Some interesting thoughts there. Thank you to Uppermost for talking to us today! You can check out his releases and social medias below and don’t forget to keep an eye out for his next EP!