French producer Uppermost has shared his new single ‘Night Walk’, alongside three remixes on 13 December via Uppwind Records. Stepping up for remix duties will be Azaleh, OBu and garcialucass. German producer Azaleh has garnered support from channels such as Mr Suicide Sheep, Fluidified, Ambient, The GΔmes We PlΔy, 17tumba, nourish., Eeuphonious, and WAVEVISION, with over 26 million views and counting. He had racked up 7.2 million Spotify streams and over a million plays on Soundcloud. Maxime Buffel, aka OBu, has seen support from the likes of Trax Magazine, Son Of Marketing and Madoras with his project Medium Douce.
Uppermost has seen support from BILLBOARD, Complex, Dancing Astronaut, YourEdm, Paper Mag, Magnetic Mag, Clash Mag, This Song Is Sick, Earmilk and Discobelle. He has featured on tastemaker Youtube channels such as Mr Suicide Sheep, Tasty, xKito, Purely Chilled, Chill Masters, Saints Of Serenity, Silk Music, and Wobblecraft, and has racked up a staggering 50 million + Youtube views, and over 50 million streams on Spotify. He has released official remixes for Dada Life, Lemaitre and The Midnight, and has releases on Sony BMG and Ministry Of Sound, as well as his own prolific imprint Uppwind Records.
From a young age, Uppermost (Behdad Nejatbakhshe) has been guided by traditional Persian music with a French touch. Finding resonance in the Iranian freedom struggles against the fundamentalist regime, Uppermost focusses on respecting these influences while establishing positive emotion with his music. Label boss, DJ, and producer, all of his creative energy happens within his home town of Bordeaux, France. Recently expanding into the world of filmography, Uppermost’s track, ‘Love’ was featured in an uplifting project directed by Joseph Carlin from Transfixion.
Uppermost draws on a palette of reference points that include Bon Iver, Floating Points, Lane 8, and Crazy P, his own sound parallel to elements of Tycho, Petit Biscuit and Madeon.
‘Night Walk’ ambles through a mix of synths and ambient electronics, rendering a picture of crisp air and neon lights against a velvet blanket of sky. Meticulous, layered production meets distorted, hypnagogic vocal cuts, nursing introspective moments into brilliance.
Paying homage to the original track, OBu ups the ante with techno embellishments, enhanced through intricate layers, a driving beat and kinetic rhythm. Azaleh’s remix sees a deep, ambient wave sound fused with grainy backdrops, offering up a slew of rich aural textures, while garcialucass steps up with a deep bassy offering.