BT002 - The Upbeats - Nobody's Out There
In 2007 The Upbeats from Wellington New Zealand took a new step in their journey to the top of global dance music with the release of their sophomore album.'Nobody's Out There' crafted a sound that is both inventive and diverse ranging between frenetic and energetic liquid funk, intensely moody and claustrophobic drum n bass and soulful indulgences of elevation. But what sets The Upbeats apart from drum n bass producers is their urge with 'Nobody's Out There' to take Drum n Bass to a groundbreaking new frontier. The Upbeats intense and rich sound remains but with 'Nobody's Out There' they have produced a cohesive structured album This is no collection of just random tracks and ancefloor hits. The hits are there believe me but the album is a story lined expedition penned by the DJs turned scribes. Combined with the albums 15 tracks is a short story that weaves a fantasy tale about one mans personal journey sharing the pages of an elaborate booklet with stunning artworks commissioned especially by The Upbeats using Wellington artists Wade Cowin Kelly Thompson and Michael Hope 2007 is set to be a breakthrough year for The Upbeats and a landmark year for drum n bass with the release of Nobodys Out There Taking the artform of high intensity Drum n Bass to new levels The Upbeats have produced one of the finest most original and captivating releases of the year.