Up HyghWebsite: http://www.myspace.com/uphygh
Up Hygh consists of the two producers, songwriters, MC’s and DJ’s Pure P and Rick Skizzo, both determined to engage the retroactive elements of soul music with the futuristic styles of hip-hop and R&B. Both Pure and Rick were born and raised in the regions around Stockholm (Sweden) and met each other in high school as they studied music production.
After collaborating on numerous different recording projects, it felt natural for them to team up officially under one name. Thanks to "the godfather of funk" Damon Frost of Hearin' Aid, the young duo learned to understand MPC’s, sound engineering and early p-funk type music. This started the evolution of what Up Hygh is today - crusty 12-bit handclaps in an un-quantized manner around deep basslines that makes the systems peak. Semi-organic, semi-electronic, semi-retro, semi-futuristic.
Despite the low age, their unquestionable dedication to their work has already been recognised due to the high rotation of their first single “Love Dat” around the worlds' clubs and radio stations. Among their fans we find well known tastemakers and DJ’s like Benji B (BBC 1xtra), Gilles Peterson (BBC), Bobbito (New York), Jazzanova (Berlin) and Mr. Scruff (Ninja Tune) to name a few. With a wide spectrum of different affiliated vocalists, they beam the listeners towards their debut album “Venus”. The album features a long list of highly respected US and European guest vocalists like Little Brother, Planet Asia, Eska, ADL, Aaron Phiri (Hearin’ Aid), Melo, Linn etc. The future for this dynamic duo is to say the least…sparkling bright!