Upitup Records celebrating their 15th year in action this May, Getintothis’ Stephen Geisler has news of a free 2-day celebratory blowout.
It’s impressive how long Upitup has managed to continually release great music entirely for free, and it’s very rare for any music collective to last so long, many struggling to make it past the first year. Fifteen years is a fine accomplishment, so a celebration is more than warranted.
The first night of the two-dayer is an all-out rave, taking place on May 11 at North Shore Troubador, and features techno and drum and bass legends Ceephax Acid Crew – in their fifth appearance at an Upitup event, acid machines extraordinaire Stellar OM Source, and Belgian upcoming experimentalist Hiele, among plenty of other fantastic acts. This party is not one to be missed,
Saturday 12 May will be an all-day after party, kicking off at 2pm at Kazimier Gardens, with food provided for the exceptionally hungover, as well as other essentials. The lineup will be a celebration of all things Upitup, featuring brand new arrival Happy Shopper, a unique artist whose debut EP Aisles of Smiles was interestingly composed as a soundtrack for a greek Supermarket.
The EP is intricate and sets the mood amazingly well- really beautiful work, and a perfectly-vibed match for a chilled, post-party Saturday.
Following Happy Shopper will be SertOne, who has an upcoming EP with Upitup, and, finally, Upitup godfather Pierlo.