Uppermost: Making An ‘Impact’

Uppermost is one of those artists hailed as the next biggest in the French scene as he brings a blend of electronic music to the scene.

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Uppermost has been described as one of the biggest talents to come through from the French scene in some time, as he brings a blend of electronic music to the scene, going in and flirting with various genres with his music, an exciting new prospect. With plenty of albums to his name already in such a short career, the world is looking bright for Uppermost, especially with his label Uppwind also becoming an outlet to watch. Make sure you check out what this talented artist had to say below.

Taking things back to the start of your career, and with yourself being from France, what was the major influence that got you involved within dance music? Was it the likes of Daft Punk and Justice, and the French Touch House scene?

I started making music back in 2008, at the time I mostly listened to heavy Electro House from the likes of deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner. It’s only in 2011 that I decided to start exploring the French House classics, and I instantly fell in love with them. It was perfect for me since I had been looking for a genre to express my deep emotions for a long time.

As a whole though, these characters have been influential in the development of dance music and the industry was booming at that time in France. What’s the French dance music scene like currently though?

Well, it definitely changed a lot. We could say it’s much quieter today and I think it lacks a sense of community.

Over the years, the scene has developed and dance music has become worldwide and easier to access. What’s it like knowing that there are fans of your music from all over the world?

It’s an incredible feeling, especially since I’m part of this “internet generation”. In fact I am so grateful to the dance music scene, because it gave a chance to all of us, to express our creativity wherever we were from, whatever our conditions.

On to the music and you recently released your EP ‘Impact’ containing six new tracks that has a real mixture of sounds. How do you find inspiration to sit in the studio and produce a track?

The inspiration for my new EP ‘Impact’ came from the discovery of new EDM genres I had not heard of before. It felt amazing to listen to all these new atmospheres and to create something unique with them.

The ‘Impact’ EP also has a number of different sounds, including the Future Bass like sounds which are becoming more noted in the scene. Can you see Uppermost continuing to blend his sound over the next few years and not sticking to a specific sound?

I like discovering new atmospheres and taking inspiration from them to express my emotions, so the genre definitely doesn’t matter that much to me. But I think I will keep a focus on club music in the future, because I have missed it for too long. I love the community that makes it so alive.

When in the studio, is there a pattern or a set of rules that you follow when producing a track, or just a few techniques?

It often starts with a big mess, different ideas everywhere, with many tools and synthesizers left opened. From there, I start building something and when I’m finally happy with it I clean everything else.

The scene continues to also harbour a lot of new talents, as well as the established names. Is there a particular artist you would like to work with, or any names you recommend we check out?

At the moment I really like music from artists such as Haywyre, Jenaux, Norman Doray and Griefjoy. I’d love to make a collab with Alesso one day, because of how inspirational his work has been and still is for me.

With plenty of 2016 still left, what can fans of Uppermost expect from him?

A new single coming this fall and a bunch of new remixes and collaborations! A few other surprises are on the way too so I’m excited.

You were also described as the next big thing for French dance music. For you, is there something that you want to achieve in the near future, working with bigger labels or continuing to build your own?  

I’d definitely like to sign my next single with a bigger label that has strong teamwork and a community spirit. My label Uppwind is more a place for small personal experimentations.

For more information on Uppermost:
https://www.facebook.com/uppermost
https://twitter.com/uppermostmusic
https://soundcloud.com/uppermost
http://www.uppermostmusic.com/

Uppermost brings a blend of genres and sounds to the scene with his style, flirting with many and really delivering the quality.

Uppermost has been described as one of the biggest talents to come through from the French scene in some time, as he brings a blend of electronic music to the scene, going in and flirting with various genres with his music, an exciting new prospect. With plenty of albums to his name already in such a short career, the world is looking bright for Uppermost, especially with his label Uppwind also becoming an outlet to watch. Make sure you check out what this talented artist had to say below.

Taking things back to the start of your career, and with yourself being from France, what was the major influence that got you involved within dance music? Was it the likes of Daft Punk and Justice, and the French Touch House scene?

I started making music back in 2008, at the time I mostly listened to heavy Electro House from the likes of deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner. It’s only in 2011 that I decided to start exploring the French House classics, and I instantly fell in love with them. It was perfect for me since I had been looking for a genre to express my deep emotions for a long time.

As a whole though, these characters have been influential in the development of dance music and the industry was booming at that time in France. What’s the French dance music scene like currently though?

Well, it definitely changed a lot. We could say it’s much quieter today and I think it lacks a sense of community.

Over the years, the scene has developed and dance music has become worldwide and easier to access. What’s it like knowing that there are fans of your music from all over the world?

It’s an incredible feeling, especially since I’m part of this “internet generation”. In fact I am so grateful to the dance music scene, because it gave a chance to all of us, to express our creativity wherever we were from, whatever our conditions.

On to the music and you recently released your EP ‘Impact’ containing six new tracks that has a real mixture of sounds. How do you find inspiration to sit in the studio and produce a track?

The inspiration for my new EP ‘Impact’ came from the discovery of new EDM genres I had not heard of before. It felt amazing to listen to all these new atmospheres and to create something unique with them.

The ‘Impact’ EP also has a number of different sounds, including the Future Bass like sounds which are becoming more noted in the scene. Can you see Uppermost continuing to blend his sound over the next few years and not sticking to a specific sound?

I like discovering new atmospheres and taking inspiration from them to express my emotions, so the genre definitely doesn’t matter that much to me. But I think I will keep a focus on club music in the future, because I have missed it for too long. I love the community that makes it so alive.

When in the studio, is there a pattern or a set of rules that you follow when producing a track, or just a few techniques?

It often starts with a big mess, different ideas everywhere, with many tools and synthesizers left opened. From there, I start building something and when I’m finally happy with it I clean everything else.

The scene continues to also harbour a lot of new talents, as well as the established names. Is there a particular artist you would like to work with, or any names you recommend we check out?

At the moment I really like music from artists such as Haywyre, Jenaux, Norman Doray and Griefjoy. I’d love to make a collab with Alesso one day, because of how inspirational his work has been and still is for me.

With plenty of 2016 still left, what can fans of Uppermost expect from him?

A new single coming this fall and a bunch of new remixes and collaborations! A few other surprises are on the way too so I’m excited.

You were also described as the next big thing for French dance music. For you, is there something that you want to achieve in the near future, working with bigger labels or continuing to build your own?  

I’d definitely like to sign my next single with a bigger label that has strong teamwork and a community spirit. My label Uppwind is more a place for small personal experimentations.

For more information on Uppermost:
https://www.facebook.com/uppermost
https://twitter.com/uppermostmusic
https://soundcloud.com/uppermost
http://www.uppermostmusic.com/

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