UY091 Magit Cacoon “Love Express” out now!

It's been three intense years now since the formerly Tel Aviv-based DJ, producer and Girl Scout-leader Magit Cacoon hooked up with the Upon.You-family back in 2012 after relocating herself to Berlin. Within this period the charismatic performer served a string of groundbreaking releases on Upon.You Records that perfectly reflect on her musical vision now fully unfolding on her first album „Other Dimension“ which is a seductive, yet playful and surely spine tingling statement of a matured and fully grown artistic mind.

With „Love Express“ we're proud to unleash the first 12“ taken off this stunning longplayer, featuring two original album tracks alongside thrilling reworks surely about to work dancefloors right.

The original version of „Love Express“ works dancefloors uncompromisingly, serving a hard, fevering, ever evolving track style to all creatures of the night whilst Magit Cacoon's repetetive vocals and the tracks' tense overall atmosphere open large, reverberating spaces.

Remixed by Marius Maier a.k.a. Re.You, widely praised for his releases on labels like Mobilee, keinerechte or Moon Harbour,  the title track „Love Express“ takes a slightly different direction whilst introducing tribalistic drum structures, dramatic breakdowns and a large bassline perfectly  complementing the hypnotic approach of this great rework.

Flipping the wax Magit Cacoon's „No Compromise“ is speeding things up with frolicking basslines and an uberly condensed atmosphere that provides relief through a few sparse, 'troity chords – truly a fest for all lovers of more technoid TechHouse derivates.

The now Berlin-based US producer Kevin McHugh a.k.a. Ambivalent is taking care of „No Compromise“ remixwise, weighing in a straight and uncompromising Techno vision based upon a well-pounding drumset, spiralling midrange synths and trippy, melodic rearrangements for large concrete spaces and hypnotic primetime abuse. A killer remix for sure!

UYD021 Floyd Lavine “Bona Mercy” out now!

We all know that travelling the world is a great thing to. Every new trip leads to new impressions, experiences, sometimes new friends or sometimes even new releases. This is the story of the latest output on our Upon.You Digital branch cut short, as our man Marco Resmann met Floyd Lavine, the most recent addition to our roster, throughout a short visit to South Africa.

Down there Floyd Lavine is involved in the relatively fresh imprint Nomadiq Music which focuses exclusively on talented artists and producers hailing from South Africa, has previously released on labels like Dogmatik or Murmur and adds up perfectly to the Upon.You roster with his label debut, a four track showcase introducing his seductive latenight style to a wider  audience.

Starting the journey with a collaborative affair we see Floyd Lavine & Behr teaming up for „It's Only Me“ , a deep, subaquatic tune sleepwalking the borders of Intelligent Techno and stripped down TechHouse with a futuristic twist, fusing short amiable melody bits and highly defined spatiality spreading out on top of a sparse foundation of dry percussive elements.

Progressing into „Nohme Ne“ Floyd Lavine delivers a fever'ish drumset, a damp ritual atmosphere and erratic basslines, all accompanied by hypnotic, slightly delusional vocals and carefully crafted early morning strings which, combined like this, perfectly depict the sheer beauty of a South African sunrise

With „On Blaxl“ we see Floyd Lavine serve a perfect definition of what one might want to pigeonhole as Deep TechHouse – a pumping organic affair sporting soft, dubbed out chords and chopped, enigmatic vocal bits which are keeping the latenight crowd moving like an all embracing heartbeat.

Finally the „Sleeper“ doesn't put us to sleep at all but gets us in the groove with a slowly building slice of MinimalHouse sporting loads of loveliness and detail with all the handclaps in the right place, warped vox and a simple but enthralling synth line that breaks down the meaning of 'melody' to its very essence for more intimate club settings and – once again – sexy latenight jams.

UY090 Landsky & Resmann “Lava” out now!

Sometimes it takes a little longer until things happen.

Talking the conjunctional studio joint of  Martin Landsky and Marco Resmann entitled „Lava“, now released under their collaborational project Landsky & Resmann, this single is one that has been overdue for quite a while and for a reason. A reason and shared history that essentially helped to shape and add momentum to Marco Resmann's career at an early stage a good 13 years ago when he wasn't even known under his real name but used the artistic alias Phage DJ- and production-wise.

It was back in the early noughties when Marco Resmann sent out a demo to Martin Landsky and his  former label Intim Recordings which he admired musically, got through and the tracks that were picked are now known in the history book of electronic music as „Volkspark E.P.“, his first ever single release that became the output number 009 on Intim Recordings back in 2002 and, if you will, the foundation on which Marco's production career was built.

Now, after all these years in which Martin Landsky became one of the mainstays in the Poker Flat Recordings-family after folding his own imprint whilst Marco Resmann built a huge reputation on the international DJ-circuit and co-founded Upon.You Records, they finally teamed up in the studio for „Lava“, a single piece as timeless and essential as it can get.

On the A-side we've got „Lava 1“ , a quite pumping and deep technoid piece that is fully aware of the seductive grooves only stripped down House music can provide. With carefully crafted build-ups, melancholia-driven strings and moody modulations this one's a true force on the dancefloor, using only very essential elements and razor sharp hi-hats to get a whole nation under a groove. Sexy as hell.

Flipping the wax we've got „Lava 2“ sporting a dry, wild pitch and Chicago-related feel whilst providing a quite track'ish attitude in the use of ever twisting background noises, a simple but catchy repetetive low frequency motif and on point filter abuse that's in for the thrill before the second synth line is adding additional momentum in reflecting and transposing the main motif to a new frequency level.

Finally the so-called „Lava Dub“ explores deeper realms of beautiful dancefloor melancholia based upon a super solid foundation of lush bassdrums and rich, dreamy string-arrangements accompanied by dubbed out vocal snippets and classy, vastly-coloured synths shining through every now and then, making „Lava Dub“ a perfect late night tune for House music lovers and more intimate dancefloors.

 

UY089 Various Artists “A Selection Of Diary 4.2” out now!

Here it is, the final chapter of our 2014 Upon.You-„Diary“ – a full on compilation based on the trusted and  intransigent taste-buds of our long time friend and stalwart producer Gunnar Stiller who has been digging deep into the sonic layers of our universe for the fourth installment of the „Diary“-series on his mission to unearth shining House- / TechHouse – / TechWhatever-diamonds perfectly reflecting the Upon.You-sound of today… and tomorrow.

With the second part of our latest label compilation being released in mid-November we're now proud to present „Diary 4.2 A Vinyl Selection“ – a new 12“ vinyl single again 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“, a perfect sequel and a seductive treat for all wax addicts out there. With these tunes produced by the likes of Ruede Hagelstein, Marco Resmann, Gorge and the Beatamines we're sending special shouts to all vinyl loving DJ's, bringing them the second hand-picked „Diary“ selection of high quality electronic dancefloor cuts for heavy primetime workouts and late night abuse. We're opening the dance with „Nonnenrauschen“, Ruede Hagelstein's contribution to „Diary No. 4“. Uberly precise and  built of only a few, very carefully placed elements that create the kind of magical, mystical vibe one longs for in the final hours of a long night out, the small hours in which a fever'ish instincts take over and all one is craving for is a massive bassline embracing each and everyone around. Epic? Epic.

More highly seductive sonic pleasure is coming from the vaults of Marco Resmann's studio space who is fully focusing on the hypnotizing effects of repetitive stabs accompanied by beautifully progressing melodies – a simple and effective formula that makes the summer „Sun“ rise over each and every floor when the stunning vocal break provides final  relief and slightly balearic elements add a unique, calming yet levitating vibe to this track.

The man they call Gorge has been making some serious waves on the electronic music circuit within the past ten years and his „Diary“-contribution „In Sync“ is a sweet example for his remarkable ability to fuse an ever changing synth motif evolution with pure dancefloor pressure whilst garnishing things with Rave-reminiscing vocal bits and the very essence of how Trance-inducing electronic music can be. Play this one in huge, jam-packed spaces and you're about to see a crowd going bonkers within a few bars.

Serving the perfect closing track is theErfurt-based Pascal Eckardt a.k.a. Beatamines who is  taking care of a beautiful sonic „Lotus“ flower built of frolicking, slightly Jazz-influenced percussion lines and a seductively meandering hook that makes each and every punter smile for a reason. One of these tunes that are able to turn an average party into the best night out ever.

UYX003 Pascal Hetzel “Divisions” out now!

After rockin' floors with his debut EP „Feel That Beat“ in April 2014 Pascal Hetzel now returns   to our rough'n'raw underground sidekick UYX-Series with his new 12“ „Divisions“, serving two variations on the main track plus a massive rework by the infamous pairing Tuff City Kids, a well-rounded package that will be a vital  contribution to loads and loads of fully loaded club nights throughout the the next months.

 Entering technoid realms with the EP's opener „Divisions (Downstairs)“ Pascal Hetzel relies on a significant bassdrum punch and a simple but effective arrangement of dubbed out, subaquatic stabs to get crowds moving, adds up some some raw, unprocessed hi-hats, haunting sweeps, well-set filter movements and a great tribute to one of the classic oldskool rave masters – a high-octane tune for crowds already on fire.

The following „Divisions (Upstairs)“ keeps energy levels high as well, serving more punchy drums whilst focusing on a softened, more uplifting and positive feel when it comes to synth works and melody, bringing in a perfect p.a.r.t.y.-vibe for all those who love to balance on the thin line between TechHouse and classic stab-heavy House. There's no doubt that Mr. Pascal Hetzel is fusing the best of both worlds in this tune. 

Flipping the wax we see the Tuff City Kids on remix duties. The collaborational studio force of Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer is bowing down to the intensity of early hardcore days when they're unleashing this jack-hammer of a rework – and it is a beast for sure. A serious amalgamation of a reverb-heavy foundation, oldskool sawtooth signals, dark and slightly filtered signature stabs and twisted breakbeat abuse is sending for horns, fog-machines, high-performance strobelights and huge laser attacks. Rave is back? Yes, indeed.

UY088 Various Artists “A Selection Of Diary 4.1” out now!

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.

 

Gunnar Stiller mixed Diary N°4!

After we released both parts of Diary N°4, Gunnar Stiller put all tracks together into one great mix showing perfectly the diversity of our compilation. As a little gift to you we´ve made it as a free download!

UY087 The Cheapers “Between The Lines” out now!

The collaborational studio force of Fraenzen Texas and Ruede Hagelstein is bottled and refined under their conjunctional moniker The Cheapers which has been part of the Upon.You-family from day dot, a connection established with their first EP named „Fog & Frogs“ back in 2007 and succeeded by a steady string of releases in the following years. Now, seven years after their Upon.You-debut, The Cheapers are back for another round with their new single effort going by the name of „Between The Lines“ -  a perfect showcase of their dazzling array emerging from their shared musical vision.

With the first tune on this three-tracker The Cheapers are experiencing „Close Encounters“ when the tension mounts in the track of the same name. Starting as a deep, spine-tingling tune based  on a sparse, moving melody and tinkling triangle sounds the track soon turns into a highly emotional wave of overwhelming bass beauty perfectly depicting the sweet melancholia that strikes when the first leaves turn golden but the summer's heat isn't fully gone yet. If there's such a term we'd file this as TechHouse for lovers.

Entering a „New Area“ with the singles final cut The Cheapers bring in cinematic qualities with a beautiful intro string sequence whilst frolicking bass motifs, playful FX and scattered sounds complement one of the most heart-warming piano parts ever housed in a TechHouse-related framework that's fully living up to being described as 'epic' for a reason. No matter when or where played out in front of an audience, „New Area“ is about to make the world a better, brighter place for just six minutes.

With their „Autumn Blues“ they're entering deep space propelled by a quite hypnotic,TechHouse-fueled power unit, thrilling bass / melody progressions and a seductive female voice announcing the advent of something unfathomable from a place no-one knows about before the pairs coruscant sci-fi synths are transmitting coded signals directly into the crowds nervous system to provide ultimate dancefloor pleasure.

UYCD005_2 Various Artists “Diary N°4.2” compiled by Gunnar Stiller out now!

Ringing the bell for round two we see our Italian friends Re-Up entering the ring with their tune „Our Touch“ - a decent, spine-tingling, high definition TechHouse affair that's surely leaving plenty of space for dark and dirty imaginations. Red hot and sexy.

Another pair of beloved French friends is teaming up on the next track – Okain & Loquace. With their nicely named contribution „Lascars“ they're fusing stripped-down-to-the-bone House music  with a tense crime scene feel and sparse futuristic soundscapes that are putting all senses on high alert.

Coming straight outta Erfurt we see Pascal Eckardt a.k.a. Beatamines taking care of a beautiful sonic „Lotus“ flower built of frolicking, slightly Jazz-influenced percussion lines and a seductively meandering hook that makes each and every punter smile for a reason. One of these tunes that are able to turn an average party into the best night out ever. Plus: the message transported here is a quite remarkable one.

With tracks and remixes released via labels like Dessous Recordings, 8bit, Plastic City just to name a few the man they call Gorge has been making some serious waves on the electronic music circuit within the past ten years and his contribution „In Sync“ is a sweet example for his remarkable ability to fuse an ever changing synth motif evolution with pure dancefloor pressure whilst garnishing things with Rave-reminiscing vocal bits and the very essence of how Trance-inducing electronic music can be. Play this one in huge spaces with strobes, fog machines and laserlights and you're about to see a crowd going bonkers within a few bars.

More highly seductive sonic pleasure is coming from the vaults of Marco Resmann's studio space who is fully focusing on the hypnotizing effects of repetitive stabs accompanied by beautifully progressing melodies – a simple and effective formula that makes the summer „Sun“ rise over each and every floor when the stunning vocal break provides final  relief and slightly balearic elements add a unique, calming yet levitating vibe to this track.

„Nonnenrauschen“ is Ruede Hagelstein's contribution to „Diary No. 4“ and defo one of the compilations techier affairs. Uberly precise and  built of only a few, very carefully placed elements that create the kind of magical, mystical vibe one longs for in the final hours of a long night out, the small hours in which a fever'ish instincts take over and all one is craving for is a massive bassline embracing each and everyone around. Epic? Epic. Fact.

Representing the CPH-massive is Denis Horvat with a track that is „Growing Inside“ , another twitchy bass focused banger that's sporting nervous hi-hats and restive shakers whilst dark, rolling subs and twisted background filter orgies cause serious dancefloor movements when played to a peaktime crowd that's fully on fire. This one's a sex track.

Amsterdam's ONNO is a self-proclaimed specialist for what some might call Gangsta Techno and his pretty muscular „Best Around“ is a decent example of where this term is rooted. Pumping and well-demanding beat structures are providing a proper punch whilst tweaked and twisted, clearly HipHop-/Rap-influenced sample works create a shady, yet straight forward vibe for all those willing to enter the dark side where danger and creepy figures might lurk around the next rundown corner.

The Bulgarian producer Metodi Hristov has come a long way within the past years and has been busy travelling the world after a string of well-perceived releases lately that have put him on the map internationally. His „Bass Crimes“ showcase his unique view on more uptempo TechHouse that is bass heavy for sure but also comes up with a undeniably psychedelic twist.

Sylvain Soulier a.k.a Darlyn Vlys has made his Upon.You debut back in 2010 alongside Dan Soda as a part of the Upon.You Sweet & Sour Series. Now, four years later he's teaming up with Thomas Gandey for „Objection“ that's nothing short of a deep sub frequency monster of a track with super seductive off-kilter vocals and madly climaxing sounds scattered all over the place. Call this one a proper late night anthem for a reason.

Another duo featured on our „Diary No. 4“ is the Netherlands-based pairing of David Labeij and Laurens Lantning, better known under the name of Polder. Their tune „Defused“ evolves into a very detailed, spiralling sci-fi affair that's about to please all fans of well-tripping TechHouse as well as MNML aficionados alike whilst revealing some classic Electro-influences every now and then.

More Dutch power is coming from Marcus Gehring who's providing the closing tune of 2014's „Diary“ with his „Night Vision“ – an ever floating TechHouse affair built of carefully layered melodies and warm, organic basslines that are tenderly waving goodbye and sending punters home safely after nights turned into days and into nights again.   

Upon.You Label Night @ Panorama Bar on the 21st of November!

We are really looking forward to our last Label Night in 2014 at the infamous Panorama Bar in Berlin! This time with a special Live PA by Simian Mobile Disco and a DJ set by our long time Poker Flat friend Martin Landsky. Label Head Marco Resmann and Upon.You key player Ruede Hagelstein rounding this incredible night perfectly.