The year is 2014 and we're looking into the Upon.You-„Diary“ again of which the fourth and most recent chapter has been written by our long time friend and stalwart producer Gunnar Stiller who has been digging deep into the sonic layers of our universe to unearth shining House- / TechHouse – / TechWhatever-diamonds perfectly reflecting the Upon.You-sound of today …and tomorrow.
After the full-on digital release of our latest label compilation we're proud to present „Diary 4.1 A Vinyl Selection“ - a 12“ vinyl single featuring a sweet selection of four essential tracks taken from the vast richness that is to be found on „Diary No. 4 – Compiled By Gunnar Stiller“ .
With these tunes produced by the likes of Einzelkind, Daniel Stefanik, The Cheapers and Gunnar Stiller himself we're sending special shouts to all vinyl loving DJ's, bringing them a hand-picked selection of high quality electronic dancefloor cuts for heavy primetime workouts and late night abuse.
„Finding Love“ is the mission for Einzelkind of Pressure Traxx- and La Pena-fame and they're about to find it straight at the heart of the dancefloor, in the midst of the sweat-covered, ecstatic crowd happily floating along dark'ish basslines, ever repeating vocal bits and a sweet little, glockenspiel'esque melody playfully peaking through the heavy bass grooves every now and then.
Representing the Leipzig-scene is Daniel Stefanik who explores uptempo realms with the levitating string arrangements of „All God's People“ that might be filed under the flag of being angelic by some – or many. Masterly crafted and accompanied by precisely cut, slightly electroid sounding percussion works this one is a perfect example of how emotional things can get within electronic music – imagine a crowd loving this tune to bits when the first rays of sun hit a festival site again after a long night under the dark skies.
Following up is Gunnar Stiller with his „Diary“ contribution of the same name in which the man himself takes TechHouse to a quite techy, straightforward level with hi-hats as sharp as a knife and uberly thrilling, massive and quite surprising synth breakdown meant to set the roof on fire. Pure energy and a new definition of Rave.
The essence of the collaborational studio force of Fraenzen Texas and Ruede Hagelstein is bottled under their conjunctional moniker The Cheapers which has been part of the Upon.You-family from day dot. Focusing on more melodic, analogue sounding aspects of TechHouse with „Rosetta“ they're weighing in uplifting, playful melody works touched by organic melancholia, modernistic (Neo)Trance-elements and a tongue-in-cheek reminiscence of some infamous Swiss electronic music pioneers.