Internationally renowned producer UPZ that brought us Mzansi classics including Pure Surprise, Uzongilinda, Believing & What’s The Point plus collabs with Black Motion, Cuebur, Black Coffee and more, returns with a brand new album titled Drop It. The new album has tracks that feature Sió, BlackwHole, Thantaswa, Mariechan, Proverb, Pearl, Lifford, Chris Rouse, Shantéh, Obi Sanaa and Jocelyn Mathieu.
Drop It, the new album by UPZ, marks a step forward in the music direction of the South African/Israeli producer & DJ. Not content with the tried & trusted, UPZ experiments and ventures into new sonic avenues whilst continuously extending his collaboration tentacles. House music textures may lay the foundation of the album, but UPZ is not shy to explore the different terrains within the genre; from afro house beats to fusing elements of soul, hip hop, nu disco and Jamaican dub.
2017 is a milestone in that it marks UPZ’s 10th anniversary. UPZ’s 2007 self titled debut (Japan, Rambling Records) featured his breakout single “Pure Surprise” which secured him a no.1 hit in South African in 2009. In 2012 UPZ’s album “Pioneers of House: UPZ” (Soul Candi) included production collaborations with Black Coffee, Black Motion & Qness. Support for UPZ productions have poured in from leading DJs including Fresh, Euphonic, Vinny Da Vinci, Black Coffee, Louis Vega & DJ Kent and his releases have graced powerhouse labels Defected, Strictly Rhythms and Objektivity.
“This album has been over two years in the making. I feel truly happy with the direction the album has taken and was honored to have worked with some great artists, songwriters and vocalists in it’s formation.” – the DJ said.
Drop It contains ten new tracks, some of which have already been charted nationwide on leading radio stations
(Sangoma’s Theme, Say What U Want) plus a bonus track, the new remix of Pure Surprise (2017 Sunrise Mix) currently on high rotation on music channels, MTV base, Trace Urban and charted on multiple radio stations. Drop It will be available via soWHAT Records on all digital platforms, click here. You can follow the DJ on Twitter for more updates.