Next to Onno, our man in Amsterdam is Marcus Gehring. Things are getting serious for our “Upon You” youngster who's going for the catalogue number UY071 after his digital release with us and the Sweet & Sour EP. And yes he does what he does best: he grooves. With his focus fixed on rhythmic, the ongoing globetrotter comes from “Amsterdam” over “Zurich” to Vienna”. A rolling stone gathers no moss and the Dutchman knows how to discreetly request to dance and smoothly massage the baseline into the meniscus. Remixer Julien Sandre completes the bouncing package with a remix of “Amsterdam”.
Super powers are uniting on the new UY070! One track, four versions and all magic. “My Space”- the floor monster – was created by our Upon You man with the historical analogue-park: Sierra Sam. He doesn't only know much about synths – he knows a lot of people too. For example KiNK could be disembarked for the record, who is seen as one of the best club-producer of the present. On top of that he has managed to get the american house legend Hollis P. Monroe & Overnite into the boat who- many years ago- created a real house evergreen with the title “I'm Lonely”. Out of this emerged enough energy to cut down a whole forest. Besides the original- a very unique “hardcore interpretation” from KiNK and a self created “home studio mix” by Hollis P. & Overnite, label master Marco Resmann approached the joint together with his companion Norman Webber and bread out a Luna City Express remix. Being great KiNK fans the two made their best effort to dress up this wild power-release into a serious evening dress.
After their last successful vinyl EP “Amazeballs”, The Cheapers digitally spin it again. No pounding beats are hiding behind the big headline “Hammer Time”, more the familiar scurrile house sound that Fraenzen Texas and his buddy Ruede Hagelstein have screwed together. Furthermore: the title track “Hammer Time” is a collaboration with their British friend and movie maker Siuol Poetry, who also made their latest video “To Late” on Bar25 Records. In this case he added discreet rap-lyrics which give the track a slight hip-hop charm. “Every July” then grooves on 120 bpm in epic length- partially crowned by a lovely string ensemble. Last but not least a remix by dOP who took The Cheapers all time hit “Hey Victor” to task, ensouling it by adding new vocals and instruments.
We are looking forward to the first Label Night in 2013 at our beloved Watergate Club! This time, we invited Patrick Chardronnet, who took part on the 5 Years Compilation with his great remix for Ruede Hagelstein´s “Give A Little Slap To Your Soul”, for one of his very special Live Sets. Label Honcho Marco Resmann, Berlin regular Gunnar Stiller and our Italian Stalions Re-Up from Venice rounding that night perfectly.
With this compilation of remixes for our label – UY wants to focus upon various artists that throughout the past 6 years produced valuable remix pearls and small treasures. Partially very successful- sometimes hidden in its mist, we felt that all of them had deserved it to be mentioned in the hall of fame of the UY label history. So… the last few years notable dj's and producers took the opportunity to cultivate diverse tracks of our regular artists, thus setting their own personal stamp on it. We are exited to announce that this year, we will introduce to you in a three part digital-compilation-series many of these works, thoroughly selected and compiled from the head of the label Marco Resmann.
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Maybe because the winter nights in Denmark offer a little bit more time than in Berlin, the next Upon You digital release (Nr. 009) comes from our young producer Denis Horvat from Copenhagen. The rascal has already sweetened our back stock catalogue once, when he drew the attention of the public with his Sweet & Sour 005. Whether through the dark arrangements in the title track “The Crook”; or the smart vocals in “El Che” feat. Quiroz; or the intense bouncing with “Rise And Shine”; The Crook EP shows that he has only developed further in the mean time.
Profound techno with soul is what the heart of Tim Xavier is beating for. Tim is not only our first choice when it comes to mastering with his company “Manmade Mastering”, but also because his second single on Upon You Records has hit the bulls eye. The American born brought MC G-Tech into his studio, whose deep vocals on A1 “Space Jockey” explode like a grenade. The following track “Inflight Modulation” features a central acid line that remorselessly drills into your ear. With the B-side track “The Long Grind”, he takes his time to highlight the fact that this is no Tech-House, instead a grounded techno release in the classic, old school style.
Within the scope of our Hot Five compilation, that is now available on a double CD, we have decided to have a few of our UY-back stock-catalogue numbers remixed and to carve them into vinyl. The first part of remixes that have been released already were delivered by Steve Bug and Sebo K. This time Barem has tuned in Channel X and rides with “Rodeo” on A1 up and away. Following is Layo & Bushwacka! who convert the groove of Gunnar Stiller's “Open You” on A2 to a fast lane. The tempo turns to be a bit more temperate on the B-side! Here, Andre Lodemann's version of “Sense” teaches the original from Douglas Greed feat. Delhia de France a delight that one would more or less localize on the house-parquet. Where B1 stops, B2 to continues. Patrick Chardronnet dubs himself brilliantly through “Give A Little Slap To Your Soul”- making the dread-locks of author Ruede Hagelstein sprout in buzz.
2012 was a big year for Upon You with fantastic releases from our label regulars and we welcomed some of our favorite artists such as Steve Bug, Sebo K, Steve Lawler and Tim Xavier on board the label! We handpicked our favorite tracks of the year and compiled it into our “Best Of 2012″ compilation.