The DJ Sessions


Downupright on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 4pm PST 9/6/22

Downupright | September 6, 2022

Downupright on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 4pm PST 9/6/22

About Downupright –

Downupright is Bill Boulden (they/them), 37, from Buffalo, NY. Bill started making digital music

around the age of ten by goofing with Microsoft MIDI Studio and some Casio keyboards. Across

the next twenty-seven years Bill would go on to learn Cakewalk, Sonar, Reason, Serum, and

Ableton as each became the next big thing. They released many projects across those

twenty-seven years under a variety of different artist names.


In 2018 they fully crowdfunded their album ‘Music To Die Alone In Space To’ through fan

support to a whopping 25k in funding, earning it a spot on Kickstarter’s “Projects to Watch.”

Each album was recorded for the backer, making every recording unique.


Since 2020 Downupright has released what they call “High Energy EDM”- fast, energetic

electronic music that plays freely with genre as long as it’s upbeat.


Downupright has a signature “High Energy Sound” with big builds and beats that change

quickly, and lyrics that focus on the challenges of living on the mental illness spectrum. Bill lives

with depression, anxiety, and some comorbid combination of autism, ADHD, and bipolar

(differing diagnoses at different times), and the lyrics are often Bill’s way of dealing with these

difficult emotions.


In recent months, Downupright’s releases include the “Click Here To Prove You Are Not A Robot

EP”, which featured rare vocals from DUR themselves, plus a half a dozen remixes, as well as

the “The Upgrade” EP, which is an aggressive dubstep album focused around a dystopian future

in which the government upgrades your organs to be more patriotic.


Now, Downupright is hoping to replicate 2018’s crowdfunding success with their new album

“We’re Doomed, We’re Dancing: 60 Songs, 60 Minutes’.. The diverse new album changes

genres & vocalists every 60 seconds. Over 40 collaborators appear in a continuous party mix.


Backers are rewarded with a variety of options, including the opportunity to be a Co-Pilot to the

album, determining the next genre, setting the order of tracks, choosing themes, picking cover

song opportunities, suggesting artists to collaborate with, voting on song titles, and more.



About The DJ Sessions –

“The DJ Sessions” is a Twitch/Mixcloud “Featured Partner” live streaming/podcast series featuring electronic music DJ’s/Producers via live mixes/interviews and streamed/distributed to a global audience.

The series constantly places in the “Top Ten” on Twitch Music and the “Top Five” in the “Electronic Music”, “DJ”, “Dance Music” categories. TDJS is rated in the Top 0.11% of live streaming shows on Twitch out of millions of live streamers.

It has also been recognized by Apple twice as a “New and Noteworthy” podcast and featured three times in the Apple Music Store video podcast section. UStream and Livestream have also listed the series as a “Featured” stream on their platforms since its inception.

The series is also streamed live to multiple other platforms and hosted on several podcast sites. It has a combined live streaming/podcast audience is over 125,000 viewers per week.

With over 2,300 episodes produced over the last 12 years “The DJ Sessionshas featured international artists such as: BT, Youngr, Sevenn, Boris, MJ Cole, Lady Waks, Arty/Alpha 9, Miri Ben-Ari, DJ Ruby, DJ Colette, Nima Gorji, Kaspar Tasane, Andy Caldwell, Party Shirt, Plastik Funk, ENDO, John Tejada, Superstar DJ Keoki, Crystal Waters, Swedish Egil, Martin Eyerer, Dezarate, DJ Aleksandra, 22Bullets, Carlo Astuti, Mr Jammer, Kevin Krissen, Amir Sharara, Coke Beats, Danny Darko, DJ Platurn, Tyler Stone, Chris Coco, Dan Marciano, Johan Blende, Amber Long, Robert Babicz, KHAG3, Elohim, Hausman, Jaxx & Vega, Yves V, Ayokay, Leandro Da Silva, The Space Brothers, Jarod Glawe, Jens Lissat, Lotus, Beard-o-Bees, Luke the Knife, Alex Bau, Arroyo Low, Camo & Crooked, ANGAmon Tobin, Voicians, Florian Kruse, Dave Summit, Bingo Players, Coke Beats, MiMOSA, Drasen, Yves LaRock, Ray OkparaLindsey Stirling, Mako, Distinct, Still Life, Saint Kidyaki, Brothers, Heiko Laux, Retroid, Piem, Tocadisco, Nakadia, Protoculture, Sebastian BronkToronto is Broken, Teddy CreamMizeyesis, Simon PattersonMorgan Page, JesCut ChemistThe HimJudge JulesDubFX, Thievery CorporationSNBRN, Bjorn AkessonAlchimystSander Van DornRudosa, HollaphonicDJs From Mars, GAWPSomna, David MoralesRoxanne, JB & Scooba, Spektral, Kissy Sell OutMassimo Vivona, MoullinexFuturistic Polar Bears, ManyFewJoe StoneReboot, Truncate, Scotty Boy, Doctor Nieman, Jody Wisternoff, Thousand FingersBenny Bennasi, Dance Loud, Christopher LawrenceOliver Twizt, Ricardo Torres, Patricia Baloge, Alex Harrington, 4 Strings, Sunshine JonesElite Force, Revolvr, Kenneth ThomasPaul Oakenfold, George Acosta, Reid SpeedTyDi, Donald GlaudeJimbo, Ricardo TorresHotel Garuda, Bryn LiedlRodg, Kems, Mr. SamSteve Aoki, FuntcaseDirtyloudMarco Bailey, DirtmonkeyThe Crystal Method, Beltek, Darin EpsilonKyau & Albert, Kutski, Vaski, MoguaiBlackliquidSunny Lax, Matt Darey, and many more.

In addition to featuring international artists TDJS focuses on local talent based on the US West Coast. Hundreds of local DJ’s have been featured on the show along with top industry professionals.

We have recently launched v3.1 our website that now features our current live streams/past episodes in a much more user-friendly mobile/social environment. In addition to the new site, there is a mobile app (Apple/Android) and VR Nightclubs (Oculus).


About The DJ Sessions Event Services –

TDJSES is a WA State Non-profit charitable organization that’s main purpose is to provide music, art, fashion, dance, and entertainment to local and regional communities via events and video production programming distributed via live and archival viewing.

For all press inquiries regarding “The DJ Sessions”, or to schedule an interview with Darran Bruce, please contact us at info@thedjsessions.