Up High Collective - Centipede
Somewhere between future soul and electronica you’ll find the eclectic, sophisticated and thoughtfully constructed sounds of audio-visual live bass collective, Up High Collective.
The loosely knitted group of Leuven-based musicians and visual artists, all share the same passion for their craft, along with the feel of authenticity and the sound of imperfection.
Up High Collective’s new single ‘Centipede’, is the first track taken from the band’s forthcoming album entitled ‘Solitude’, released 23rd February 2018, via Tangram Records. The track is a raw and gritty sonic fusion of broken beats and curious melody, while the trio’s new album combines instrumental hip-hop and forward-thinking electronica.
With origins in hip-hop and electronic bassmusic, Up High Collective made a name for themselves with the 7”, ‘Blend’, released in 2010. The track found its way on to a compilation put together by tastemaker Lefto for Brownswood and in the years that followed, Up High Collective released numerous EPs and founded their own record label, Tangram Records.
Their first release on the label, the ‘What?!’ EP, was followed by an extensive live tour and over the years they have played at parties put on by music broadcasting platforms like Boiler Room and 22tracks in cities like Vienna, Amsterdam and Brussels. This has seen them gain support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Kutmah, Anthony Valadez, Alexander Nut, San Soda and The Gaslamp Killer.
Tangram Records is an independent Belgian-based record label, founded in December 2012. It is curated by Up High Collective and Mophito (Joris Vaes). It is home to Moodprint, Up High Collective, LTGL, Day Fly, Sokoto and YellowStraps.
Up High Collective are Oddlaner, Ducap and Sir-5.
European tour dates:
4/11 PARIS – La Rotonde
7/11 BERLIN – Club Monarch
10/11 AMSTERDAM – Melkweg
18/11 LEUVEN – Het Depot