It depends upon you. Said and done. That’s what Marco Resmann, Hawks Grunert and Marcus Meinhardt told themselves in 2007 when founding a platform for their own music as well as by befriended producers and exciting newcomers. The headquarters of Upon.You lies in Berlin, where, since the 90s, our entrepreneurial protagonists individually discovered their own sounds and approaches. Resmann is one of the capital city’s most accomplished dj-producers, for both his solo work and as member of Luna City Express and Pan-Pot. Grunert spent many years working for music magazine Frontpage, co-ran the label Timing Recordings and established a dj escort agency. Meinhardt, meanwhile, steadily rose as an exceptionally gifted dj and party promoter.
On the surface, the sound of Upon.You could be categorized as tech-house, but with every release, new nuances of ambitious and functional club sounds emanate from the vinyl grooves. The stylistic diversity is aided by a varied roster, including Ruede Hagelstein, ONNO, Emerson Todd, Re-UP, Gunnar Stiller, and of course label honcho Marco Resmann. Of equal calibre is the label’s agency Upon.You Bookings, with an impressive roster and regular label nights at Berlin’s famous Watergate, as well as Panorama Bar.
In this Focus On series we are going to enjoy these four artists from Upon You Records:
- Timid Boy
- Marcus Meinhardt
- Marco Resmann
- The Cheapers