Billed as a “musical project inspired by travel and shared experiences, taking artists to new locations to write music and explore,” The Upbeats’ No Sleep Til…EP project saw the New Zealand duo touching down in Japan and Iceland with a wide-ranging crew of artists they intended to collab with.
The Japanese leg came first with the duo drawing inspiration from the country and culture alongside Noisia, Goth Trad, and DJ Kentaro. The resulting EP took the scene by storm and when word went out that the Icelandic end of the journey brought Culture Shock, Halogenix, and Emperor along for the ride, the expectations were even higher.
As anticipated the No Sleep Til… Iceland EP smashed its way up the charts, and as if that wasn’t enough, the crew is about to drop a documentary of their experiences in and out of the studio with their collaborators in the land of ice and snow. To add to the hype, The Upbeats have crafted an exclusive VIP of their Culture Shock collab “Erosion” that we’re premiering alongside part two of the documentary today and it’s every bit as epic as the haunted landscape from which it took its inspiration.
Buy/stream the Bassrush exclusive of this hypnotic heater before digging into the No Sleep ‘Til… Iceland documentary we’ve embedded for your viewing pleasure. (Or cop the full EP here.) Both are released to the masses on July 26 so keep your eyes and ears locked.