Uppermost

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Uppermost
Background information
Birth name Behdad Nejatbakhshe
Also known as Uppermost, Downed, Alonely
Origin Paris, France
Genres Electro house, electroclash, dubstep, progressive house, experimental, French house
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Years active 2008–present
Labels Uppwind Records, Bazooka Records,[1] Zimbalam
Associated acts Yoann Feynman, Antillas
Website uppermostmusic.com
Notable instruments
FL Studio, Massive, Sylenth, V-Station, Ableton Live[2]

Behdad Nejatbakhshe, better known by his stage name Uppermost, is a French electronic music producer based in Paris, France.

Career[edit]

Uppermost started producing music using FL Studio at the age of 17. His music has been released by Sony BMG, Ministry of Sound, BugEyed Records, Starlight Records, and his own label, Uppwind.[3] His song "Equivocal" reached 3rd place in the Beatport electro-house chart in 2009 and in 2011 his Biscuit Factory EP ranked 1st on the JunoDownload electro-house chart.[4] Uppermost has remixed Daft Punk, deadmau5, Burial, Crystal Castles, Johnathan Coulton, Syl Johnson, Congorock, Gregor Tresher, Cyberpunkers, Nina Martine, Coolio, Missy Jay, Rene Rodrigezz, Luthier, OniMe, Jesus Luz, Spencer & Hill and Felguk. He has been playlisted by artists such as Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren and Steve Angello and remixed by the popular Swedish dance duo Dada Life. In 2010, Uppermost released 41 tracks for free on his MySpace page under the aliases Uppermost, Alonely and Downed.[5] Uppermost is currently working to promote his record label, Uppwind. His goal is to "...create a network where people can share art with each other; an artistic community where all talents can meet and learn from each other."[6]

On 19 September 2011, Uppermost released his debut album, Action, on his Uppwind label. It was made available for purchase on Beatport and Amazon on 28 November. On 19 December 2011, he released his second album, Polis, for free on his Uppwind blog, just two months after the release of Action. Uppermost began performing at live events in early 2012, starting with his gig at Alte Kaserne in Zurich. He made his first French radio interview on a student's radio named CommonWave on 21 January 2012 with Steige and Zach Mayer.

Influences[edit]

He cites Burial and Daft Punk as some of his greatest influences.[7][8][9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details
2011 Action
  • Released: 19 September 2011 (CD), 28 November 2011 (Download)
  • Label: Uppwind/Zimbalam
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2011 Polis
2012 One
2012 Control
2013 Revolution
2014 Evolution

EPs[edit]

  • Cake Shop EP (2009)
  • Funk EP (2009)
  • Punch EP (2009)
  • We Rock EP (2009)
  • Mainstreaminization EP (2010)
  • A Fallen Soul EP (2011)
  • Biscuit Factory EP (2011)
  • Method of Noise EP (2011)
  • System32 EP (2011)
  • Underground Life EP (2011)
  • Life Is A Fight EP (2012)

Singles[edit]

As main artist
  • 2009: "Clipped"
  • 2009: "So The Answer Is / Equivocal"
  • 2010: "Take A Blow"
  • 2010: "Rox Sox"
  • 2011: "Born Limitless"
  • 2012: "Life Is a Fight"
  • 2013: "Hidden Poetry"
Collaborations
  • 2008: "Uncontrollable" (with Yoann Feynman)
  • 2008: "Run Wild" (with Yoann Feynman)
  • 2009: "Somebody" (with Antillas)

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bazooka Records". Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ze Upplife - First Steps". Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Discogs Uppermost Discography". Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "JunoDownload | Bestsellers This Week". Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Uppermost on MySpace". Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Uppermost LessThan3 Interview". Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Uppermost on Facebook". Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Uppermost LessThan3 Interview". Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Interview de Uppermost dans le studio de Paris Culture Club". Retrieved 15 December 2012. 

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