– The Upper Strata is a duo based in Basel, Switzerland. It's music does not fall under a specific genre, blending lounge, electronic, dance and...Read Biography
The Upper Strata is a duo based in Basel, Switzerland. It's music does not fall under a specific genre, blending lounge, electronic, dance and alternative R&B.
Johnny - American vocalist, guitarist and lyricist - brings the roots and soul to the project. Regula who grew up in Switzerland and adds a European sensibility, plays bass, synths, sequencers and sings backup.
Their latest vinyl release - Neon Glitz - is inspired by the Pacific Northwest. They lived and recorded in Portland (OR) from 2015-2018.
Johnny and Reg are a creative team beyond writing and playing music. They produce all visuals for The Upper Strata - from graphic arts to motion graphics and videos for their live show.
As a husband and wife creative team, the music forms a journal of the relationship. On Neon Glitz, Johnny is often singing something pessimistic and Regula is singing a positive answer. The motif symbolizes the way partners support each other in life, both physically and emotionally - and with The Upper Strata also creatively.
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