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upsidedownhead
‘future loser (feat. E^ST)’
(Out now through Liberation Records)

‘Crookedly hypnotic electronica that demands your immediate attention’ – The Line Of Best Fit

‘Undulating electronics that recall James Holden or AFX’ – CLASH

In November last year, Sydney-based muso and producer upsidedownhead realised a long-time goal, releasing his debut EP complex.

Known to his many musical peers as Ross James – with whom he has worked for years as a session musician and producer – the EP’s birth marked the beginning of a new path for upsidedownhead, and the end of a lengthy journey of late, sometimes anxiety-fuelled nights toiling away on his own solo material.

We were first introduced to upsidedownhead through the enigmatically infectious ‘get low’ and the effervescent ‘my cave’. Now comes ‘future loser’, complex’s freshest cut, which see James teaming up with friend and ally E^ST, to deliver a warped R&B-tinged jam.

The track is about learning to be ok with who you are, whatever happens, good or bad.

future loser is about embracing who you are and who you are not, not being another number in the systems of this world that dictate our day to day.– Ross James

An accompanying animated video from the mind of Sadland Studio’s Thom Rawle is due to surface next week.

Previous singles ‘get low (feat. Ric Rufio)’ and ‘my cave (feat. Dave Jenkins Jr.)’, received a warm welcome to the world. Both tracks were praised by online tastemakers CLASH and The Line Of Best Fit, spun on triple j and FBi Radio and added to playlists across Apple Music and Spotify. They also saw upsidedownhead awarded his first international spins from BBC Radio 1 and Amazing Radio (UK). ‘future loser’ has already been embraced by DSPs, and is upsidedownhead’s most streamed track to date.

complex was mixed by James in Los Angeles and Chicago during downtime from touring, having played and recorded all the instrumentation in his studio in Marrickville, Sydney.  

‘future loser’ is available now.

complex is out now through liberation records
available for streaming and purchase here

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