The middle of November will be hot! It’s been more or less one year since the Upon You crew had their first special showcase on Viva la Electronica. The Hot Five compilation on Upon You was the best reason to kick off with another brand new and exclusive special.
Has it been five years already? We’ve been so busy pumping out tracks and organizing parties that we haven’t had a whole lot of time for self-congratulatory nonsense.
But now, looking back at the past half-decade – with nearly 300 tracks released and dozens of packed label nights in Berlin and around the world – perhaps the time is right to mark our accomplishments. With that in mind, we bring you The Hot Five, a two-disc set lovingly compiled by our label co-founder and flagship DJ/producer Marco Resmann.
And, as much as this collection is a celebration of our existence so far, it’s not just some exercise in anthologizing and repackaging.
One of the guiding principles of Upon.You (and as we feel it should be, house and techno in general) is moving forward, which is why everything found here is piping fresh: the first disc comprises twelve new, exclusive tracks from our talented stable (including Gunnar Stiller, The Cheapers, Matthias Mesteño and Emerson Todd), while the second disc contains ten brand new remixes of selections from our past releases, crafted by some of the outside producers we’ve admired and befriended (such as Layo & Bushwacka!, Kris Wadsworth and Barem).
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