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
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 –
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