UPPERMOST: Up, Up And Away

Behdad Nejabakhshe’s aka UPPERMOST musical inspirations lie with traditional Persian music and French Touch influence. Over the years, the French DJ and producer has been covered in major publications and media outlets including Billboard, Clash Magazine, Earmilk, Vice and Complex among others covering his music.  Starting out using the FL digital audio workstation and a computer, his goal was to make music that places an emphasis on positivity and emotions. With 9 full length albums, 16 EPs and dozens of remixes (Daft Punk, Burial, Crystal Castles, Dada Life, Keane, Adele and Rihanna) to his credit, including the recent releases “Uppwind On Air,” “Overcome” and “Forever Present,” showcase his passion of making music that comes straight from the heart remaining true to his belief that artists should be able to make music without the influences of industry executives to make money.  UPPERMOST not only releases music via his UPPWIND imprint, but also has recorded for Sony BMG, Ministry of Sound, BugEyed Records, Bazooka Records, Starlight Records and Zimbalam. He is known internationally for his mega hits “Flashback” and “Beautiful Light” surpassing tens of millions of streams across multiple platforms.  Career highlights to note include a #3 position of Beatport’s Electro House chart in 2009, a #1 ranking on JunoDownload’s electro-house for his 2011 “Biscuit Factory” EP and in 2015, Mercedes-Benz selected and featured UPPERMOST’s single “Disco Kids” for their Formula One advertising campaign. UPPERMOST’s 2019 has started with a loud bang! March saw the releases of “UPPWIND On Air”-a 14-track compilation featuring the likes of Satin Jackets, and Digitalism among others, and “Better Days Ahead.” April kicked off with the releases of “Overcome” and “Forever Present.” Has UPPERMOST realized his original vision of producing heartfelt music without the constraints of label and industry oversight? I’d say yes. He continues to this day to produce and release music with an emphasis on the importance of self-expression, learning and evolving through a network of likeminded artists while keeping his main influence of The French Touch and the exotic sounds of Persia front and center.

—Catherine Strickland

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