‘Slide ft. Yudimah’ has been taken from Uppermost‘s upcoming album Perseverance scheduled for release on the 23rd March via Uppwind Records.
Recently released singles ‘Make A Change’ and ‘Step By Step ft. Sôra’ saw substantial support from publications such as COMPLEX, PAPER Mag, Magnetic Mag, Paste Mag, Tasty Network, Chill Masters, Wobblecraft and KCRW’s Travis Holcombe. Uppermost’s previous hit tracks ‘Flashback’ and ‘Beautiful Light’ have already generated more than 27 million combined streams, whilst his single ‘Disco Kids’ was selected to be featured in Mercedes-Benz’ Formula One campaign and his track ‘Flashback’ was featured on Vivelle Dop’s TV. Uppermost has also received significant media attention from numerous tastemaker publications including DJ MAG, Vice, YourEdm and Earmilk, major Youtube channel Mr Suicide Sheep, BBC Radio 1 and Virgin Radio. In addition to releasing music via his own independent label UPPWIND, Uppermost has released music through major labels such as Sony and Ministry Of Sound and done official remixes for the likes of Dada Life and Lemaitre as well as sharing the SOLIDAYS stage with Madeon, Yelle, Fakear and Die Antwoord.
Based in Paris, Behdad Nejatbakhshe aka Uppermost crafts each of his compositions with the will to bring instinctive emotion into the spotlight. Raised on Persian musical influences, the emotional side of music inspired his interest in formulating melodies and chords. His recent release of a 23-track career-spanning collection titled Origins (2011-2016) was a showcase of his french-wave touch, liquid disco grooves, and penchant for molten guitar funk.
Citing inspiration from artists such as Daft Punk, Burial, Apparat, Phoenix and Pogo, Uppermost is able to transform his affinity for these acts into a sound that pays homage to their influence, while at the same time resonating with his own distinctive style.
Uppermost’s latest single ‘Slide ft. Yudimah’ begins with introductory synthesizers and pianos before crashing into concrete, percussive beats against French rapper Yudimah’s expressive language and unabridged poetry. The chorus is filled with stop-start styled guitars and electronics to create a unique and fresh perspective with just enough energy to lure you on to the dancefloor.
Speaking on the new single, ‘Slide ft. Yudimah’, Uppermost comments: “When working on a collaboration, I like to let the vocalist express his own thoughts without any constraint of theme. This is one of the very first times that the lyrics perfectly meet the original inspiration of the instrumental. Yudimah is not a simple rapper, he’s got something different that directly speaks to the soul.”
Stream ‘Slide’ below and pre-order ‘Perseverance’ here.