following up to our heavyweight, twenty track strong digital compilation album diary 5 and starting our vinyl year 2k16 is a selection of diary 5 - a carefully picked selection featuring four highlights taken from the digital release to cater the needs of all vinyl loving djs collectors out there. the journey begins with data loss, the most horrific thing in the digital age but pascal hetzels tune of the same name is nothing horrific at all. sweet analogue chords and a nice, slightly acid-infused chicago-vibe turn this one into a must for all dancefloors dedicated to deeper grooves.
its 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 and making some serious waves on the cities - and of course the european - club circuit.
after rockin floors with his debut ep feel that beat in april 2014 pascal hetzel now returns to our roughnraw underground sidekick uyx-series with his new 12 inch 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.
in no other year was the end of the world as fashionable as it is in 2012. but while roland emmerich has to dig knee-deep in trash and throw millions out the window for special effects gimmickry in order to bring drama to the screen, it only takes sierra sam a freshly made studio in our comforting berlin-based upon you refuge. a newcomer to our crew, this belgian producer and label owner of toys for boys has already established his own decade-plus career, and his experience shines through clearly on uy059. the title track welcome to the blackout holds up not just on great production, but also from the mystical vocals that paris the black fu offered for this release. thats why weve included the a cappella as a digital bonus, for the more adventurous djs out there. for the flip side, sierra sam picked his english cohort inxec - already known for his numerous releases on labels such as cocoon, cityfox, contexterrior and currently crosstown rebels - for a fresh remix. closing track chambers seals the deal on this singing, ringing hit plastic disc that no survival kit should be without.
the slat blinds in berlins panorama bar are part of the vjs equipment, and when the mood is right (usually around sunday afternoon),he opens them up to allow slices of sunshine to penetrate the smoky club air.it doesnt happen all too often,remaining something special amongst hours of darkness.but as ruede played the first version of shades in his last p-bar set, it seemed to happen just for him, as if he had written this tracks distinct break especially for this moment:everyone was mesmerized. re.you & rampa with a rmx for shades are also no strangers to such euphoria, and as ruede recently lent them his voice,they return the favor by building a robust, custom-made bass mobile for the a2.then, on the b-side, ruedes fellow band members from the noblettes make an appearance.as with shades,the focal point is also the big break,only this one has nothing to do with techno - its more of an indie-house ballad with dance ambition.
the two spaniards darlyn vlys and samuel dan tell their tales of when they met with the japanese >aoyama clan< on the >upon you- sweet & sour 03<. samuel had previously changed his name, he used to be known as samuel knob, resident dj at the >barraca< club in valencia and the >electrosplash< festival.
the travel reports of the wilderness ep part 1 & 2 follows a documentation of a time when the cheapers were together in a dark vault and they were only attending the on going outer world through a >white hole<. in chapter a1 they report about the mondane mess that interfuses through the small opening into their facultative dungeon. they aim towards their profile and fill their surface with melody and intoxication. b1 describes basseruptions in front of the white house and while buzzing, pouring oil onto the strings of their piano, to proove the efficiency of renewable soundenergies. their mission was succesfully kept a secret until rising winds released the manuskript blowing them out of the darkness to the cd of the current groove-magazine. finally all parts are official and available on upon you records.
one hundred. three digits. finally weve made it and were proud to announce that we’ve reached a milestone that every label aims for: the one hundredth release in a continous sequence of catalogue numbers. and what a journey it has been over the course of the past eight years. to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event no-one less than marco resmann himself comes up with a dedicated 12inch single thats not only named 100 but also comes as a special gold vinyl edition plus gold label prints and seethrough packaging that makes this record stick out amongst many in each and every vinyl lovers collection as well as in every dj case.
its time for an overdue reunion as a long time friend makes a return to the upon.you family with a new vinyl exclusive single these days. and of course were talking about the belgium-born sammy goossens, better known as sierra sam to all lovers of quality techhouse beyond, who is about to release his remember me 12 on our vinyl only offshoot uyx series in fall 2k15.
welcome back mr. quenum! its been roughly two years now since the geneve-based artist, dj and producer released made his upon.you debut with his single rhyme in summer 2013 and were extremely thrilled to see his forthcoming three track 12? trouble causing serious dancefloor trouble again this fall.
were sending a warm welcome to luca agnelli, the newest addition to the upon.you-family, ever active producer and co-founder of the italian imprint etruria beat. mr. agnelli has been making waves in the electronic music scene since 2006 with a string of releases and remixes on labels like truesoul, get digital music, desolat or moan recordings and is now setting floors on fire with his first ever ep on upon.you records - solaris
with the new leo dance ep released on our roughnraw underground whitelabel sidekick uyx series an old friend returns - the man his friends and parents know as farid boudinar whilst all lovers of quality electronic music between house and techno are more familiar with his f.e.x. moniker.
welcome back, okain! after his praised collaboration with onno resulting in their conjunctional triple o ep samuel thalmann a.k.a. okain is about to unleash four brand new tunes on his forthcoming upon.you-single coma. with the title track coma our french friend masterly crafts an enthrallingly bouncy mother of a tune walking the fine line between house and techhouse, serving swirling hi-nrg synth modulations and super ecstatic vocal bits for those who like to get into the groove. this track is prime time heaven for all clubbers out there
loyoto - three syllables fused to a name that sounds strangely familiar but yet is a project on the rise and making its full on debut on upon.you records these days although the formative and creative duo behind this name is longtime established amongst connaisseurs of electronic music, both for individual solo works as well as for praised cooperations and conjunctional efforts with other artists
its 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.
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 resmanns career at an early stage a good 13 years ago when he wasnt even known under his real name but used the artistic alias phage dj- and production-wise.
the year is 2014 and were 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
its all about the o. the dutch they call onno. the frenchie they call okain. the originality of their international collaboration. the rocking dancefloors and the obvious joy their tunes bring to whooping crowds. two members of the upon.you family join forces in the studio for the very first time, setting things straight for this season with a boiling hot triple treatment thats about to make people go: oooh yeah!
2014 has been a great year so far for upon.you co-founder marco resmann so far with dj-sets all over the place, a highly praised rework for vince watson and a full-on solo ep on steve bugs poker flat both rocking crowds to critical acclaim whilst his very own label upon.you is firing from all cylinders.
with the second serving in our underground sidekick uyx-series were sending a warm welcome to a fresh young talent and the latest member of the upon.you family - mr. pascal hetzel. pascal already proved his production skills with his widely acknowledged remix for my space feat hollis p monroe & overnite by kink & sierra sam in 2013 and now fully debuts with his three track ep feel that beat which is his first solo release ever and a forecast of whats to expect from the young and aspiring producer / dj regularly appearing at the decks of berlins famous panorama bar.
winter is almost over but for the uy080 we decided to dip our label paint-brush deep into a potty filled with white. the painter is called ruede hagelstein and his work of art is simply called minus. a track with the charm of a winter-landscape, fully accomplished, crystal clear and warming like an analogue heater. wearing almost nothing and casted into a snow-white plate it will be a pleasure for all vinyl collectors.
upon you has a new baby. coming at you without artwork and without frills: only the stamp reveals its origin. the so called x series will soon be sporadically enriching the uy catalogue with timeless music. the first contribution is made by the parisian f.e.x whos running the label robotronic. with rough cough and this is rob hes giving his debut on upon you rounding it up with a remix by oliver deutschmann
female-power! for a long time we have waited for magit cacoon to get this ep together and now that it is finished, we cant wait to smack it into your face! all of the tracks are heart and floor certified, meaning that this release is perfect for any occasion. *deep cancion* is expertly suited for a classic house moment, timeless and beautiful - just like our magit. with *more than time* she is tightening the reins and the old pro ian pooley is holding them steady with his remix. this one will take you deeper. his remix will be published on vinyl as an exclusive edit. just for the friends of the black gold.
MY SPACE - PASCAL HETZEL REMIX (ONE SIDED, VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D20.08.13
one wants to collect beautiful things. this is also the case with the pascal hetzel remix of kink & sierra sam my space feat. hollis p monroe & overnite. you wont get that one digitally, not on tape, dvd or on blue ray. up for grabs till the stock is gone... 200 times on vinylcatalogue number uy70x on upon you
the swiss techno veteran quenum sweetens our catalogue number 073. we are trying not to go like a bull at the gate with its cock ring on but yes… this one is about sex. the title track on a1 *zone erogene* is a soft voice that salaciously whispers into your ear, while *pornflake* on b1 will set your hormone bells to ringing. the artist, who has made a name for himself through numerous outstanding releases in the past, is not the only remarkable element of this record. upon you is introducing a new concept: vinyl only tracks- meaning that the a2 track of our release *intimate immensity* will only be available on vinyl.
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 HOT FIVE REMIXES PART 2 (BAREM, PATRICK CHARDRONNET REMIX)
12" Vinyl D21.01.13
special remarks: 12 with inside/out sleeve, artwork 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.
in 2011 it got a little quiet around the co-productions of fraenzen texas and ruede hagelstein aka the cheapers. but since the beginning of the new year the lights dont go out in their studio doing beats and sound. next to releases on areal records and bar25 the uy063 was born. title of the name giving a-side goes back on a quote from paris hilton who wants to tell with >amazeballs< how super cool she finds things. anyway the two artists made it real with their concise bassline which will make the people reliably squeak more than hobby djane hilton. on the b-side things turn a bit more severe: egyptian summer quotes with samples the arabic spring in africa and produces a revolutionary ground mood which has never been heard before. on b2 however there are the cheaperesque absurdities on the microfon like we know them. depositing skillfully their own vocals in the belly of a hungry electro monster.
we are very exited to present two tracks that our danish resident artist mathias mesteno has send us. mathias has been part of the upon you family since day one. he occaisionally also released his classic and still very individual formed house tracks on freerange and tic tac toe records. if you count his collaboration with our uy boss marco resmann, then here comes his fifth release on upon you! the boulevard confessions ep comprehends two tracks. on a1 he is cooking in kekes kitchen an outrageous whorled open air slammer, which cant wait to be initiated on the beaches around the world. the b side- the concrete boheme seems more calm but finds its use and purpose as a deep-house track in the forests of modern styles. like always mathias suddenly rolls up the beat and is sure to surprise the consumer with unlikely rhythm variations. uy 062 in the house!
WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY (MAGIT CACOON, NICO LAHS RMXS)
12" Vinyl D02.07.12
our little dutch sun god onno knows best how to make the kids shine, and as expected, hes put together a breakwater just in time for beach season: whatever makes you happy glides on on the crest of the a1 groove with a heavy-duty surfboard. its laconic vocal work and dynamic drum rolls are echoed in the remix by nicola jah at coordinates b2. this italian producer dives into stiller waters, which of course run deep down into the vibrant ocean of sound. for the b1 onno provides similarly strong dancing material, shooting pool on the sundeck of his boat and knocking “8ball” into the hole of victory. finally, magit cacoon, our latest roster addition and the first woman on deck of the uy vessel, cruises via the digital route for her debut, an utterly deep remix of whatever makes you happy with bass that sets uy061s sails toward a blissful ending to the voyage
a1 >inside out< und a2 >streetwalker< atmen den funk von früher, stehen dabei aber in kraft und saft modernen schraubertums. die b seite wird gekrönt von einem remixe aus dem thüringer wald, angefertigt und zum höhepunkt geschaukelt von mister mathias kaden.
der name „,venerate“, sagt es schon. uns ist es eine ehre mit der uy058 musik von steve lawler präsentieren zu dürfen. der gebürtige engländer, der nicht nur auf ibiza eine riesen fangemeinde unterhält und das label viva music betreibt, hat uns zwei tracks zugespielt, die seine vorzüge als dj und produzent unmissverständlich widerspiegeln - dazu den zeitgeist der englischen clubber, welche momentan auf verschwitzte afterhours in off locations am liebsten die zeit vergessen. caracas kitzelt deshalb ebenso wie der titeltrack venerate die rastlosen kniekehlen lebensbejahender feiergeister. ergänzt um die beiden remixe unseres upon you masterminds marco resmann,der auf seiner ausgedehnte südamerika-reise am laptop fleißig war, wird dieses zum bisher internationalsten release auf upon you records.
upon.you’s next release steps out of europe and into the americas with a timeless ep from brooklyn natives tim xavier and camea. tim, a passionate producer and co-owner of manmade mastering in berlin, has teamed up in full force with camea for this stunning work, who is the owner of one of america’s most successful techno labels: clink recordings. camea has driven herself onto international stage in recent years and is touring around the world as a successful djane. the a side, brooklyn sunset 1989, is an emotionally charged piece stemming from vintage 80s melodies and broken drum patterns, epically beautiful and romantic. in contrast, the b side features man vs. universe, a dance floor driver that uses tims powerful percussive techniques to achieve an energetic crate essential. the duo takes things down for the last two installments, diamonds hitting the groovy a.m. spot.
marcus meinhardts new record is there and with it a hole rig of remixes. checkpot has become a typical meinhardt that twirls with a cool funkyness and mysterious melodies through the dancers brain. the producer and dj okain which is known especially through his releases on tsuba rec. is taking the theme by the fuze and is relighting the dancefloor with his bass accelerator. our upon you approved colleague pele also likes to play with fire and got together with the artist findling for his remix. they turn the wind towards the morning and let the flames turn into a trip-dub direction. similar does the upon you artist echonomist who stears the digital bonus track with a heating value of glowing soundscapes as usual.
nico stojans last release on upon you was a collaboration with the cheapers. before that, he had his debut on uy together with pele. now, the former hip- hop producer, took the streets of spain all by himself and brought back an endotherm tech-house breeze to blow-dry our backstock catalogue and in wich we can preserve our summer memories in- for the cold days ahead. not only wants the namegiving a1 of the uy054 to dancingly dig itself into the sand-beach… eaven the b1 ttitle quiet now is wearing bikini-fashion. for those who like to withdrawel in the winter into steaming halls will be gratified by the remix from hektor. the born mexican which found his way through london into berlin is turning the focal point from quit now into the direction main stage and lets the base drop. for the digital delights in life: nicos track dusty fingers is ready to be downloaded- also a consequent techno-remix from meyerdierks.
here comes the already promised vinyl-extraction of the already released upon you diary no.2 compilation, on which you can find the uy- clan members and artists around the label. the four most popular titles of the cd were pored on vinyl. on a1 a collaboration of douglas green and delhia de france, who lost gallons of love about their song > sense<. mark henning has also formed a passioned tech-house-mover with his track > stacked<, which complies his cool style. the b- side has an opener from our number one dutchman onno, who got together with our youngest member marcus gehring to produce the title >elephant in the room<. of course marcus meinhardt, who was responsible for the survey of the tracks cant be left a side. his contribution to this product carries the name > splash< and is an example for marcus meinhardts driving tech-house-sound
after gunnar stillers latest release- the upon you 050- had been served together with marcus meinhardt, wich grew on quite a few dancefloors to a club hit, everyone is of course curious to know what he will put on the dancing feet next. the a1 title >way to wollongong< has been inspired by his australia-tour last year and is tying smoothly on to the agility of his former releases. >antipodians< on side b1 is therefore taking more time for the housework and is sprouting his introspectively chords through the bush of the outback. the remixes are coming from our upon you shooting star marcus gehring who adopted to wollongong and timid boy who is doing the digital exclusive remix.
our upon you sweet & sour series likes to introduce to you fresh artists. this time the spaniards melohman and javi bora brought us three dance floor rockets who can t wait to be launched into the club-cosmos. the two crew-members have already started from 20:20 vision and bring with >calle cala< proof of many completed flying lessons. an edit on a1 and the original title on b1. b2 is reservated for a >calle cala< remix from producer tuccillo, who s living in ibiza at the time. he is known through various releases on well respected labels like: isgud, circus company and delusions of grandeur.
after only just recently raising our glasses to our 50th upon you release, heres number 51 just waiting in the bleachers…so basically we are on our way to number 100. our italian friends re-up have rustled up this very promising release called >the new mood ep<. why the name ? i hear you ask. well these two tech-house experts have dug deep to give us a1 with its ecstatic drum rolls in >darkness< , a2 gives us the title track with its dubby-chordy kind of sound, like magically pulling the reins on an indian horse. >what else< they ask themselves on b1 while they gallop over the uy parcour to end this little journey with >so good< on b2.
upon you records has finally reached the big five-o thats right - 50! regular releases old, and to celebrate we are inviting you into our musical swinger club. while our upon you artists usually work their way up to a musical orgasm on their own, this time they have doubled up for a nice old gangbang of massive proportions. gunnar stiller and marcus meinhardt are tag teaming on a1 with their little winner >feinherb< and are leaving out the foreplay and get straight down to it. then we have nico stojan and the cheapers who are finger banging the buttons and levers for >railroad< on a2. flipping the side over we find our dutch-danish buddies onno and mathias mesteno and let the puppets dance to some sweet house beats with the track >puppets<. finishing of this vinyl masterpiece are marco resmann and ruede hagelstein with >monday<, once again proving how tender they can be if necessary, blowing out the last candles with a touch of saxophone.
the last release before we hit the big five-0 here is samuel dan who had previously released together with darlyn vlys on our sub label sweet & sour. he has also shown his face on syncopat, dirty bird und off recordings. with the title track >i hear voices< samuel leans out from the dj booth and gives the vjs something ravey to trigger an emotional parade ... while he hears voices, we see stars. >on the dancefloor< and >do it baby< take us to the next level of this olympic exercise!
onno is a highly dosed dancing pill, pop one and your rubber legs turn into those of fred astaire. his last release already proved that he knows how to make you put yo hands up in da air! now, heres his latest little treat >hablando loco ep< upon you number 048. the title track opens with some sweet vocals and then drills into your a1 memory banks with the spanish monolog from el commandante. on b2 hes quite content with the few words : >i like that beat<. but onno likes the repetetive use of vocals like a fitness trainer trying to squeeze that last drop of sweat out of you. gavin herlihy, who some of you know from cocoon, takes a subtler approach to the track with his remix that writhes in the scented oils that is house-deepness.
marcus gehring fits in with upon you like vodka shots at an after hour. his funky and trippy sound grooves until sunrise and thats the way we like it. it doesnt matter whether its the title track >on a trip< on a1 or >in between< on the flipside with its bouncy bass line.
who am i? thats what ruede hagelstein asks himself when he looks at the reflection in the mirror every morning when he gets up. then the image goes into the studio and produces tracks for upon you for him. the first one sings >give a little slap to your soul< darkly and romanticly at a relaxed 120 bpm into the mike and has taken up lodgings on a1 of our uy 047. the second plays piano, even if just paraphrased. the b1 beat requires a slightly faster dancer that a1. then the third member of the group on b2 with a quite definitive minimal touch, sounds a bit like peter and the wolf at the lsd opera … hop hop off you go then my lovelies.
emerson todds second release on upon you. the likable new zealander who moved to berlin via australia seems to spend his nights dreaming of the homelands. the cover and title of release number 046 are both inspired by the original natives of new zealand. emersons specially crafted sound is somewhere in-between jungle and metropolis , wild with details yet still beautifully melodic. the a1 track, >you got to< proves that a piano can kick you and a lovely little digital-topping can then combine everything into sweet dub-ness. as to be expected, the b-side is also alive with the artists agility and perfectly timed and placed thing and what-nots to turn any dance floor into an intense experience
denis horvat is a 26 year old dj and producer from frederiksvaerk, north of copenhagen his musical career has been pretty short up until now, but he has been scooped up by the label great stuff. his roots are the drums which you can see when you listen to his tracks. whether its the title track >lost fuse< with its dub elements or the more melodic >the vintage< or the deeper b2 number >satisfashion<
a new star formation has appeared in the upon you family! nico stojan long time producer of cool savas, berlin buddy and bar 25 artist has teamed up with the young munich producer pele and next to releasing on connaisseur rec. is now releasing on our star system. you dont have to be an astrologist to take a peek into the future and to see that the title track >belladonna< is going to light up the berlin skies, and >fall in< and >the question< are definitely going to light up the dance floors too. deep, pushing tunes made especially for the uy solar system.
salome heisst nicht nur der a1 track der neuen upon you single von channel x, sondern auch der titel eines bekannten orientalischen foxtrotts, komponiert im jahr 1920 von robert stolz. von foxtrott ist bei channel x im jahr 2011 nicht viel zu hören, dafür schielt der moderne künstler immer noch gerne ins morgenland und holt sich so seine inspirationen für den okzidentalen clubwahnsinn. für eine propere platte setzen sich die beiden sogar in den >orient express< und lassendie kulturellen quellen der inspiration am a2 fenster vorbeiziehen. während ihrer reise salben die kollegen audiojack noch mal salome mit ihrer patentierten tanzpaste, die momentan so ziemlich jeden uns bekannten dancefloor schmiert... runde sache
aaah lovely dovely, its that time of year again, the city is covered in snow, chestnuts are a roastin and wee little elves are working away busily pressing the annual home sweet home compilation for your listening and dancing pleasure. yep, its nearly that time of year again, the famed hsh new years rave at the arena/treptow in berlin is just around ye corner. yay! this year we have invited some dj and producer friends from berlin that are playing at the party to contribute to the compilation too! the lovely frenchmen shonky who has played at a few of our shindigs since moving to berlin and is known for his funky techno style has even named his track on a1 >madame moustache<, how very sweet ! snapping at his heels on b2 is our good friend from way up north (maybe he knows santa) and also a berlin resident agaric with his kicking track >after it all< which we are very pleased about. the flipside features some of our homies jens bond and tigerskin with a furious track on b1 followed by nico stojan our little bar 25 flirt with a nice melodic house track on a2 to round things off nicely.
marco resmann has done it. the studio computer is purring again like a satisfied kitten and those dark technical storm clouds have passed by. to prove that a streak of technical bad luck which he has just gone through can sometimes enhance creativity he has come up with this little gem of a new single >drop outz<. on a1 we have >mal pas< (transl: difficult road) which is an ode to the suffering he went through with his computer. but dont worry, its just a name, the track itself is as light and sweet as the stuff that we love from marco. b1 is also little beauty, no dark clouds to be found here either, and b2, a cracker called >whats cracking< is the ultimate proof to anyone that the sun always shines at upon you. enjoy and always think happy thoughts friends
passion has always been one of marcus meinhardts favourite subjects. he has managed to secure the singer fabian reichelt for his latest release on upon you, fabian has intertwined the theme of eros and thanatos delicately within the beats. fabian is known for his collaboration with marek hemmann, who recently produced his album with him. >dont look into my eyes< is a typical meinhardt styled club track that has been sweetened by fabians voice giving it a certain pop-appeal and funkyness that is sure to get the hearts pumping faster on the dancefloors. his producer partner andreas henneberg adds his more cantankerous style to this track with his the glitz remix on the flipside firing the whole thing up with some strategically placed strings
our dutch counterpart onno is known for his dance floor mastery. his after school ep on upon you was a multifunctionalmover that could teach any lethargic raver a few aerobic moves. >hit me< is in the same league and is completely unsuitable for yoga and pilates, so hes succesfully targeted the blonde dance instructor once again. onno brings the a1 fatburner to a peak with his charming impertinence. thomas schuhmachers pimped version of this awesome rave stepper on b1 tugs and pulls at your pants dragging you kicking and screaming to the dance parquet, where you soon realize that you never want to leave, but for those of you that want to lose some weight also know that you always need to condition yourself and >ghetto talk< on b2 is the perfect bouncy tune for that hour or so on the treadmill.
we are once again, extremely proud to welcome two further additions into the upon you league of gentlemen! franco cazzola and titta ! cazzola runs the label carnival records in his home country, hes also currently releasing on material records and has even had his name appear on sven väths infamous cocoon compilation. his track >vita brevis< is his spicy offering for the upon you sweet & sour series and has two kicking remixes to boot. one is from our polish friend pol on and the second one comes from our very own dutch regular onno. the results are definitely hot dogging around the funky house island but with each artist showing us some pretty tricky manoeuvres too
gunnar stiller has always been known for producing dance floor >destroyers<, even if >far from okay< sounds a bit like a floor wax accident theres no need for the timid raver soul to get worried about slipping and falling. soft accords sedate the mind, the bass pumps in the adrenaline and a voice softly whispers that everything is going to be just fine…all you need to do is dance. when the janitor loko mops over the uy 038 floor with his remix you can even walk over it on the highest of high heels. it does in fact, get a bit rougher when the lights go out on >some kind of weird< and the smoke machine goes starts pumping. thats when its >black piste< time and thats no place for heidi klum or techno beginners…but who wants to be a model anyway, right?
following his remix of marco resmanns >i will love< feat. mz sunday luv we are now proud to bring you emerson todds first release on upon you. born in new zealand but living in australia his various releases on cocoon, get physical, dirty bird und modular made us love him and now hes bringing the goldrush to us. not only because his tracks are always stable investments in the tech-house area but also because the title of the a1 track eureka goes back to the days of the australian goldrush. but the other side of the coin isnt made of cheap tin either. counter point keeps on digging on b1 looking for the buried acoustic treasure and vertigo shimmers mystically on b1. if you listen indepth to eureka and counter point you will find some great vocals by mey.
they live in the clubs, eat through their noses and sleep standing up. the cheapers do the same, but the title no groupies and ugly dancers is directed at the mean faced ravers and talkers that lurk in the dark corners of club. the cheapers are sending a message to all those types with this release, upon you 36. they begin by lighting a bonfire on a1, dancing around the fire like crazed polka-shamans, until the final minimal priest has thrown his bible into the embers. next they attack the unwashed go-gos, hobby strippers and ugly dancers on b1. eventually reaching out and apologizing to the shy and quiet real music lovers that like to sway dreamily on b2.
our danish foreign affairs correspondent mathias mesteno has returned after an extensive visit to the chicago soundscapes. as to be expected, he managed to sneak a suitcase full of classic house tracks through customs and they are on their way to appear on the latest upon you releases. mestinos crafty little fingers have combined three decades of musical history with samples and inspiration, long breaks and warm kick drums turning them into modern club tracks. >buckskin< has pounded itself on to a1 with its dusty boiler beats, while >el mestengo< proudly grooves itself on b1. our chicago expert proves that hes fearless with >bareback< on b2 and once again infects us with the cure resistant house virus
if it says trouble on it, you know that its going to be intense inside. marcus meinhardt has the bow strings pulled tight and is aiming for the techno heart of the dance floor with his latest release for upon you on a1. the arrow subtly touches the souls of the crowd, making eros faint with jealousy in front of the dj booth. the b sides restart a track form deep within the techno-boiler goes in the same hypnotic direction, to a place where the nights haze rises above the heads into the sky and is carried by exalted hands
we would like to welcome deep a and biri to upon you records. these two up and coming young producers from israel have sent us three jackin house tracks, which we know you will enjoy. wed had an eye on them for a while after hearing their tracks that they released for kammer, trapez and rotary cocktail, all the better that they now have another platform for their darker house style. on a1 we have barzilay a track that is dedicated to the club in tel aviv where deep a is a resident and salutes the vibrant energy of the city. b1 is wilder and more psychedelic. deepa & biri made a gem called emergenze that subtly pushes itself forward then rolls over everything in its path. hoya on b2 keeps the mystical suspense level up where it should be, and adds a bouncier tom-groove to round things off perfectly. shalom!
REMIXED BY RAMON TAPIA, ECHONOMIST, VAROSLAV, ACUMEN
12" Vinyl D15.02.10
marco resmann sent out a few remix invitations to selected producer-friends throughout the world last year. the idea was to remix one of his favorite tracks on upon you. the results are now in and will now be used to usher in the new musical year 2010.
upon yous first release of black gold in 2010 is a compilation shared by the cheapers, mathias mesteno, channel x and onno. the cheapers have given us a track that is slightly more technoide than what we have become used to, with an absolute bass beast called madame sans merci on a1. mr. mesteno has given us the second part of tante dunkel (once again paying homage to one of copenhagens most illustrious night creatures) with this house track. the first part was released on our last home sweet home compilation. after flipping the vinyl, b1 unveils channel xs last offering before releasing their debut album on stil vor talent”in the beginning of 2010, making us all the more pleased about this dependable club track. b2 is reserved for our dutch colleague onnos kicking tech house track that shows that upon you know how to start out the new year in the right way
da ist sie, die dritte home sweet home compilation! wie in jedem jahr finden sich hierauf erlesene tracks aus dem greifbaren upon-you-labelumfeld, gemacht von künstlern, die auch auf der traditionellen home-sweet-home-neujahrssause in der berliner arena auflegen oder live spielen. wie gewohnt besteht das release aus zwei teilen und gehört für uns zu den schönen devotionalien unserer labelgeschichte: miko von channel x und empro schieben stolz ihr gemeinsames techno- nümmerchen auf a1. die b2 liege hat sich unser talentierter uy - neuzugang echonomist aus griechenland gesichert, der sich hier zuverlässig von seiner sonnenseite zeigt. besonders freut uns auch, dass uns unsere polnischen kollegen von catz n dogz ein reizendes b1 housegeschenk unter der tür durchgeschoben haben und dass durch die berliner handwerkerhände von zadak & kotelett ein ebenso meisterliches a2-tanzbrett für uns entstanden ist
we all know gunnar from countless kick ass parties in berlin. he has always been a reliable force as a dj, especially when playing together with fabiano. now he’s taken a turn at the tech house crossings towards upon you and had the right tracks on board to impress our head of a&r, marco resmann. he not only demonstrates his talents as a clever wordsmith but also his great musical taste with >cubicle< and >open you<, proving that everything that has been said about him is true.
upon you 029 is a split double a-side ep. mathias has gone for his patented sway technique and has released a shameless, no regrets, rave monster from the murky depths of his chicago-house box. whereas marco resmann, on aa, has taken a subtler, cooler and more secretive approach, venturing out into the dub countryside and having mz sunday love whisper the words: i will love you into this chrystal clear arrangement. two distinctively diverse quality products from the upon you family
bsssssss...diesmal greifen mirko hensel und andre staedter aka channel x wie mosquitos aus der luft an. angelockt von frischen porensaft stuerzen sie sich im beatrausch auf die emsigen tanzflächen der clubs und saugen sie sich von break zu break mit blutgruppe uy025 voll. da fällt manöverkritik schwer, sitzt doch jeder flügelschlag wie ein akkord auf m steinway und die euphorischen frequenzen blitzen auf wie hornissenstachel. so schön kann also blutspenden sein und dem tropenfieber steht nichts mehr im weg
the sixth part of our upon you series takes marcus down the highway to hell. >mad max< will be taking up the fight on the worlds dance floors, battling and swashbuckling against the marauders of the record industry. the original b1 engine of his nightrider has been highly tuned by super flu this time around and the swift frame will be catapulted down the a1 with the >home sweat home mix<. whilst marcus, our after hour glory rider continues to dominate the groove. with his indicator cranked left, he nearly overtakes himself on the b2. the road to >h-end< will definitely stay exciting! our opinion: blockbuster
our man from italy hits base again! he was the first house-agent that weÆve send out on a pure digital upon you mission. he mastered it with such bravory that our headquater see it worthwhile to hit session two on vinyl. in phase a1 he successfully recovered a hole row of bad house replicates under the code name ôshadittzö to bring back the good taste. ôback from the middleö is the motto in phase a2, essentially contributing the bust of a few lousy tech-house bosses that where about to sell scuzzy loops to minors. his work was very useful for us and an easy seizing for mr. superbrain tolga fidan who could complete the mission as our remix profiler.
bsssssss...diesmal greifen mirko hensel und andre staedter aka channel x wie mosquitos aus der luft an. angelockt von frischen porensaft stuerzen sie sich im beatrausch auf die emsigen tanzflõchen der clubs und saugen sie sich von break zu break mit blutgruppe uy025 voll. da fõllt man÷verkritik schwer, sitzt doch jeder fl³gelschlag wie ein akkord auf m steinway und die euphorischen frequenzen blitzen auf wie hornissenstachel. so sch÷n kann also blutspenden sein und dem tropenfieber steht nichts mehr im weg
well 20 catalogue numbers and three ôthe cheapersö releases later, our ruede hagelstein dares to perform a solo dance on upon you. in this case- a chair dance. the name ôreise nach jerusalemö stands for the game moving chairs that ruede still remembers from his east german child hood.the principles of the track will be recognized by those who know the game. to all others the a1 side will appear to be a mean techno pusher. ôaron habritö also surprises the inclined listener with unexpected curves of tension but still remains on the house ground of reality and digs like ôlevithanö towards the thick underbrush of pre-christian mythology that ruede seemed to in any way have heard of in one of those brandenburg kibbuzes. shalom!
incl district one rmx!! marcus meinhardt is ready to rumble coming up with his new single in the ring a, after buenaz nochez, jerry lee and pacey lynn. the woman who just announced the uy 22 left the stage and with fast, accurate combinations marcus is in the in fight without clutching and persistence. on his conditional high, hes proceeding with his successful series and lands a few, perfectly placed, deep hits in the base area and still stays agile when it comes to headwork. he finally had the crowd on his side after he finished the fight early with the lucky punch. equal scenes on the other side in the ring b, where bart skils and anton pieete step up with a humbler beatfrequency. here, the dutch are able to build up an immense amount of pressure into their hook and into their right and… another lucky punch knocks down the enemy: k.o.
our spanish collegues oel polygon have redefined themselves. leo and omar cobble on together as a re-up in musical togetherness. nonchalantly as usual- the two keep on cooking crispy tech-house to the limits and let the heart of the club-gourmets melt away. between venice and barcelona they have peeled especially pretty models out of their sequencer. “inside us” is telling us a lot about the drive of the record and strives with tough techno-vocals the hit pig across the upon you court. once you’ve wrapped out the a1 bon-bon you’ll find yourself greedily diving into the b-side, which- together with “phonobox” and “dos por dos” skilfully completes the box of candies
mr. resmann is back with some experiences from the lost paradise. he has eaten a(pples) crispy, juicy. and always remind: an apple a day keeps the doctor away! slightly high from vitamine c(hord) he was taking place on cloud b to swing in the rhythm of live and takes a ride out his funkiest places from where he got back in happiness
here we go. the second “home sweet home sessions” lies upon the table! that means: upon you is celebrating its second anniversary and is looking back on another successful year. again- this fine compilation puts together a selection of the members of the inner circle of production, with whom they’ve been sharing the nightlife and the love to electronic dance-music. they all belong to the berlin techno-scene and will not miss being there when it comes to the new-years edition of their favourite perspiratory gland- work exhibition: the “home sweet home afterhour” in the arena club to berlin on january 1st 2009. as diverse as the musical accents on this party are, the tracks will present themselves alike- comfortably labled and sinfully one next to another
here we go. the second >home sweet home sessions< lies upon the table! that means: upon you is celebrating its second anniversary and is looking back on another successful year. again- this fine compilation puts together a selection of the members of the inner circle of production, with whom theyve been sharing the nightlife and the love to electronic dance-music. they all belong to the berlin techno-scene and will not miss being there when it comes to the new-years edition of their favourite perspiratory gland- work exhibition: the >home sweet home afterhour”< in the arena club to berlin on january 1st 2009. as diverse as the musical accents on this party are, the tracks will present themselves alike- comfortably labled and sinfully one next to another
support by 2000 and one, matthias tanzmann, daniel stefanik, anthony collins...on our easy-rider, not only the wheels, also the raver s are burning. back on the house-highway, the journey leads through the a1 district of the ‘wild coyote’ who sneaks up on velvet paws to turn into a grown 4/4 fox by dusk. after this impressive encounter he call out for ‘dixies diner’ because the outlaw mesteno knows one can not nourish on ‘tossed to’ women slip s alone and orders a warm a2 menue to collect strength to chase the horizon with ‘full throttle’ again on the b1 side.
once upon a time there was the wilderness ep part 1. what follows is the second band of this futuresque music fairy tail-continuing the journey through the dark forests and gardens of the cheapers in which the >hunter< on a1 claimes his territory and eagerly is looking out for bass-devils in heat. thereby the fun drunken rifleman shoots down the rave-bird and even a flock of house-sparrows are being stampeded into the underwood. on the other side of the forest play the busy intricate bees in the vaults of the >fortress< on its mystical fantasy plug ins and a bewiched quake is coming through the deep b1- cracks until the magic tree of dreams starts to flourish
played by karotte (great stuff / cocoon rec)!! pacey lynn woke up. in the distance one can hear the first bars of her song and she has to hurry- to be on the dance floor on time. the beat is driving her. her heart is beating in the four-fours and bevore the magic melody is triggered she raises her arms and kisses the dj. and he takes her in his >big balloon< that, without any ballast elegantly dances through the sky exciting the left behind earthlings. such as the >phantom< does- dressed in a thick bass coat in paceys world does his nuisance. a true story, musically told by marcus meinhardts stories. can be cached on the upon you 016
incl ruede hagelstein rmx / the train is coming, the channel x express stops in upon-you-central station and get support from shinedoe, mark henning, bloody marry, dirt crew, karotte and lars sommerfeld
supported by anthony collins, jesse rose, italoboyz, 2000 and one, tom clark, karotte, sebo k and many more.. the three course feast is prepared. mathias mesteño aka matt vega, the newcomer in our upon you cafeteria has prepared three delicious dishes a la casa. the main course: a1 dixie’s diner- delicate plate of house with glazed rave-bells on thickened bass-marinade, that proves to stimulate the metabolism of the hypnosis-center. similarly nutritious and stimulating are his steaks and chops, that in dialogue with curled jumpers-noodles force wriggle-phillip to the table. the dessert will be served immediately while standing: waffles- with punshed alcohol sauce on a perforated tripneedle
ultraphat marek hemmann remix !! support comes from anthony collins, italoboyz, karotte, dj misk, mark henning and many more.. on a1 marcus meinhardt is telling the story of jerry lee in passionate dark sounds. he’s painting pictures from the dark side of town in which he was torn into. in the dense frames he hunted the adventure. a visionary, whose hair followed in electric line shape the power of his movements. when he runs - he runs for his life. marek hemmann how ever highlights jerry lee to a sunny place, to pick and count some daisys, in which the rough guy revives like a tame light being.
with this release the spring buds sprout on upon you. lee jones, member of mymy and daniel dreier have delivered two great early blossoms which- like we have expected, holds no house-spuds under the ground. inspired by the facet richness of the sounds in >a man< on a1, marco resmann went on to plant his special note of funkyness on b1
played & supported by anthony collins, florian meindl, lars sommerfeld, tom clark, giles smith, james flavour, jimpster and more.. marco hided from the berlin indian-summer in the front gardens of barcelona. here, he tasted the fruites from the tree of creativity and brought back the upon you 007
the upon you 006 is the birth hour of the berlin duo fraenzen texas and ruede hagelstein. knowing each other since early childhood they started their dj career together in berlin. by now they are resident dj’s in the watergate club and the two build their studio into the epicentre of the upon you empire, so it is not surprising that the cheapers has become the first own label-act. related to the style of their dj sets that they prefer to play in ping-pong fashion, the fog & frogs e.p. is focusing on the contrast between dark shallows, hypnotic currents and enlightening moments full of fantasies and plenty of inanities. two tracks that stand for the amplitude of their future productions
with the overnight e.p. phage is heading towards the mild summer nights. >she is the limit< will flatter the ladies with the vocals from david kohlmann >from enliven musik- a labelrelative to upon you records. here descretly a small vocal-house-renaissance is kicked loose, giving hope to the comeback of naturally vibrating vocal chords in modern minimal context. >overnight< how ever is flying on a colourful sound-carpet through the night,waiting to land on any dance floor- meticulously weaved as it is. leaving the dancefloor behind the dreamcatcher mix wakes you up again, ending the dreams the upon you 004 has brought to you overnight. a release in the colours of the summer
the year 2007 is beginning with turbulences for ruede hagelstein. real life, clubbing and the life of his beloved twist and turn through out the night. spooky appears the >ghostdriver< and with the drive by the needle of the compass circulates. change of direction. clarity is extinguished by the searchlight at the horizon. pictures change to sketches and the dark reveals the >pig< biting itself in the tail and one cant look away while it´s mouth is wriggling like a funny muscle. a ruede roadmovie
finally we finished the paperwork and hung up the artwork to dry so the first release >upon you< catalogue-number 001 is ready to chill on the decks. the rough part of founding a label is now behind phage, marcus meinhardt and mr. h. with >upon you< they have managed to carve their own home-base out of the wood of berlin-club floor boards and thus signed their decleration of independance. here we go with a solo-production from phage - up to now co- producer of luna city express, daniel dreier, pan-pot and anja schneider - who burned on vinyl a three track bomb to start the journey !! dj support: chloe, troy pierce, jennifer cardini...
the diary, an upon you compilation, is the third of its kind and presented as a retrospective. featured are a collective of ancestral artists like marco resmann, onno, magit cacoon or gunnar stiller, as well as external ones like chris wood & meat, alland byallo, canson, skinnerbox, madmotormiquel und ante perry. compiled by the cheapers who gave their track memories for this project which is also the name giving track of the cd.
in just a few years time, berlins upon you has established itself as a leading figure in european club culture, not just as a label for its 35+ well received 12inch eps, but also for its curated nights at world-renowned spots like berghain, watergate and arena club.