Bending genres is never an easy task. For some, it's far easier to stay comfortable and play it safe while others will continuously push their own boundaries and take risks to create something exciting and fresh. Uppermost has done just that. Coinciding with the release of his new Impact EP on his own imprint UPPWIND, the Parisian producer has graced us with an exclusive mix and interview to kick festival season into high gear. While staying true to no one particular style and ranging from club bangers to lesser known gems, the mix and the EP have a bit of everything no matter what your preference might be.
What made this project different from those of yours in the past?
I made this EP while listening to a lot of fresh electronic music, it was a completely new source of inspiration for me since I had spent a few years away from the electronic music scene. It really felt like a breath of fresh air to my ears, I decided to take inspiration from the genres I enjoyed the most and turned the result into this new release.
How did you approach this project from the beginning stages through production?
I think this is one of the projects I’ve worked on the most, from composition to editing, mixing and refining for mastering. I wanted to give it the best balance I could, for it to both gain a powerful electronic touch while keeping a pop sound. The kind of stuff that I could play in a club but that could still be enjoyable by someone like my mother, and I’m not lying when I say that this is the trickiest combination ever.
What was the main focus of this EP in terms of musical goals?
At first it was mainly a personal challenge since all these inspirations were pretty new to me and I wanted to see what I could come up with by mixing them together. But somehow after the first two months of work it became much more than that: I decided to tell a story with each track, and put as much emotion as I could in them.
What can we expect from you in the next few months?
At the moment I’m working on a few exciting new projects together with some fresh collaborations, so I’m glad to say there’s much on the way for the next few months!