|| Title: Best Of UPZ (2007-2019)
|| Vocals: Various Artists
|| Producer: UPZ
|| Released: 2019-03-15
|| Label: soWHAT Records
Throughout the years, UPZ has worked with Black Coffee, Black Motion, Cuebur, DJ Ganyani, Sio, Proverb, Mariechan, Abicah Soul, Stephanie Cooke, Kafele and many more, while DJing in multiple continents and events. Support for his career and music has come in from industry giants like Louis Vega, Dimitri from Paris, Satin Jackets, Fresh, Euphonik, Vinny Da Vinci, Black Coffee, Christos, Kid Fonque, Shimza and more.
UPZ first burst into the SA scene with a blend of vocal based soulful, afro and latin influenced house. The single Pure Surprise that appeared on Lulo Cafe’s 2009 compilation, went on to become a nationwide fan favorite & featured on over 16 compilations & No.1 nationally on SA radio. Its iconic chorus and sing-along stature has continued to grow and today the track is considered an SA house classic that can still be heard on a regular basis in South African clubs, shebeens, parties and radio.
UPZ has released multiple singles and three albums throughout his career that has spanned over a decade. 2007 saw the release of his first album under Rambling Records, Japan. In 2012 UPZ’s compilation album, Pioneers of House: UPZ, was released under Soul Candi and in the same year he collaborated with Black Motion on the single Afrika Wo-man. In 2017 UPZ releases his final artist album called, Drop It, (soWHAT Records) that included tracks like Say What U Want (feat Mariechan & Proverb) , Sangoma’s Theme, Disco girl and single A Dream Away with Sio. Over the past six months the producer released singles including Mind & Body, Fly Away (with Sean PM), Keep Me and These Words (with Jabzz Dimitri) before deciding to quit the moniker.
Born in Israel but raised in South Africa, UPZ has dual citizenship and over the years has been splitting his time between Tel Aviv and Johannesburg,
The new compilation, simply titled, Best of UPZ, is available as of March 15th, 2019 on all leading digital stores.
Posted on : 2019-03-21