Upitup are keeping it real for their 15th birthday with a rave-ready lineup of high-energy electronics from the likes of Ceephax Acid Crew and Neil Landstrumm.
Ceephax Acid Crew, Neil Landstrumm, Stellar OM Source, Rob Hall, Hiele, Breakwave, Hesska, Tony Loco, Miss Kendal, Nina Keh, Tom Lye
UPITUP IS XV!
This May 2018 sees international netlabel-cum-local events collective Upitup Records celebrate their 15th year of releasing music for free. After all these years, Upitup is keeping the old dream of the internet alive, maintaining its founding principles of free access, independence and creativity. It has survived in an ever changing music industry, completely unaffected by commercial interests.
The birthday will be spread across 2 days, with Friday being the proper full-on RAVE club night extravaganza, featuring what will be now the 5th appearance of Ceephax Acid Crew at an Upitup Event, Techno legend Neil Landstrumm, Acid Machines Extraordinaire Stellar Om Source, Warp’s and Skam’s official DJ Rob Hall, and belgian upcoming experimentalist Hiele.
The following day (Saturday), sore heads will be soothed with a day-after-party from 2pm. There will be food, booze, and other essentials available for those feeling worse for wear and those ready to upitup! The lineup for the Saturday will celebrate the Upitup roster, including brand new arrival Happy Shopper (her debut EP Aisles of Smiles was composed as background music for a Greek Supermarket), SertOne (who has a forthcoming EP on the label) and Upitup Godfather Pierlo.
It is rare for a free music collective to last so long. As for any project, getting past the first year is a massive achievement; to have been at it for 15 years, driven only by passion and the labour of love, the Upitup crew deserves a big BIG celebration.
Here’s to another 15!