There are currently three artists known as Uplift:
1) Uplift – The name says it all. Positive, energetic, driving and hard hitting passionate hardcore
Toronto's Uplift, the staple of the Toronto Hardcore scene. Flagship band for the Canadian positive movement in heavy music nationwide, this melodic hardcore band will stop at nothing to get it's message across. While most newer hardcore bands have rehashed slogans and messages about important things such as the community, the outside world, politics and personal life, Uplift takes it a step further in the positive direction. Drawing from a diverse set of influences and life experiences, lyricists James and Jordy write it down like it is. Furthering that is the ever important message that Uplift wants most to vocalise - that being a positive band doesn't mean pulling any sort of wool over the eyes. Uplift is about motivation, ambition and optimism even in the face of the hardest adversities. Rather than being lumped in one flowery mold Uplift simply takes the harsh reality of life on the road and at home and gives it a positive spin, not ignoring the negative but enhancing the positive. Relentless touring, self booking, self promoting and self financing, Uplift truely defines the 2000's version of a Do It Yourself band. "Making The Most" is this band's latest offering. 5 hard hitting, fast and passionate tracks about the last year of the band's combined life, ending with the title track about keeping the faith in the darkest of times. Though a force to be reckoned with on the album, the band truely shines in it's lively and passionate live performance. Check them out when they come to your town and you'll see what it's all about.
2) A UK hardcore producer and DJ. Established the Raw Elements (UK) label in 2002.
3) Live Electronics/Roots Music/Hip Hop
Uplift's raw unorthadox style of making beats consists of live digital/analog production, every song is played out in real time, in layers, for that dirty raw sound. Uplift samples, chops and blends sounds from old 70's Russian Soul Records, Roots Rock Reggae, Nigerian Soul, Funk and whatever happens to be in his crate. No digital protools here folks.
"Droppin some bumpin electronic noise over your ears. Uplifting you to a higher state of consciousness. Its the 21st century and we still livin like neanderthals. Uplift your minds yall. "