Those even vaguely familiar with the ups and downs of the music industry will know that remaining relevant in todays age is a near impossible feat, but that is exactly what artist UPZ has managed to do for a good 12 years. As a producer he has worked alongside Black Coffee, Black Motion, Cuebur, DJ Ganyani, Sio, Abicah Soul and more with support from greats like Louis Vega, Vinny Da Vinci, Fresh and Christos.
Citing a desire to move onto other musical projects he has decided to retire the UPZ name from actively producing music and will mark the occasion by releasing a Best Of compilation. The release spans the years 2007 – 2019 and contains hits like A Dream Away with Sio & Cueber, Afrika Wo-man with Black Motion, And In Time with Blackwhole and the timeless Believing with Kafele.
It really takes only one look at the 22 song tracklist to get an understanding of the amount of work the artist has put in over the years. That there lives so much nostalgia in one producers catalog is testament to the impact his music has made through radio, TV and on dancefloors alike.
We salute UPZ on an incredible 12 years and wish him a blessed journey into his next musical endeavor, we’ll be listening.
Editor’s Favorite: Believing feat. Kafele / A Dream Away feat. Sio (Cueber Remix)