Independent electronic music producer Uppermost will be sharing his new single ‘Step By Step ft. Sôra,’ set to drop on 1st December via Uppwind Records. His 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.
Based in Paris, Behdad Nejatbakhshe 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.
The featured vocalist is emerging songstress Sôra who is influenced by a wide array of genres, including jazz, rock, and soul, and is the vocalist for Tape, a trip-hop, jazz-rock band, as well as neo-soul outfit, No Hood. Uppermost’s ‘Step by Step’ is the perfect channel for Sôra’s velvetine vocals, which sway seductively with the melody. A methodical producer’s flow, meet silken vocal stylings on this sultry slowed down stunner.
Speaking of ‘Step By Step ft. Sôra’ he says: “The great thing about a collaboration is that it gives the opportunity for two different moods and artistic worlds to meet in a track. With ’Step by Step’, I tried to convey a mesmerizing and hypnotic energy, when Sôra started singing on the track, I knew we were in the process of making something unique thanks to her incredible voice.”
SINGLE RELEASE DATE: 1st December 2017
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 23rd March 2018
Perseverance LP Tracklist:
Perseverance (ft. Harry Pane)
The Brightest Light
Slide (ft. Yudimah)
Step by Step (ft. Sôra)
Make a Change
Atoms (ft. Birsen)
Where Your Heart Goes (ft. SYML)
Better Days Ahead
Healing (ft. Mesita)
Moment of Truth
Late Hours (Antony Left)