An unorthodox artist who has cultivated his own very particular sound, Upercent born and raised in Valencia, is an intriguing artist who operates in his own lane.
Making music since the year 2000, he has a wealth of studio experience and DJ expertise inspired by the freeform nature of jazz, combined with the endless possibilities presented by electronic music. He channels two decades of experience into a deep understanding of groove, trippy atmospherics, melancholy moods and sophisticated story-telling. Upercent’s singular vision has led to releases with labels such as Kompakt, Watergate, TAU, microCastle, and many more. While, on the road, he’s performed shows in Berlin, Ibiza, London, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Zurich, and further afield in India and the USA. Constantly pushing forward and bursting with creative energy, Upercent is an intriguing artist who operates in his own lane.
For Jose everything changed in 1994 when he was nine years old when his parents gave him an electronic music CD produced in Valencia. Influenced by what was the toughest music scene in city, he grew up listening to a range of heavyweight styles such as Detroit techno, US hard house and Dutch hardcore. Parallel to this he was also listening to jazz, instrumentals, blues, reggae, classical, indie, breaks and a huge variety of styles, soaking it all up.