To quote iTunes commenters, UpOnly is "nonstop mixes by the best source for uplifting trance music. Perfect for long travels, tasks, homework, or to just jam out", and "Some of the best music out there. All the tracks are just beautiful." It is the definitive show for orchestral uplifting trance the way Armin's A State of Trance intends itself for trance and progressive. Like ASOT, UpOnly includes weekly fan votes for favourite tracks and tunes of the year, a large number of exclusive world premieres every week, and exclusive recorded voiceovers from the artists whose tracks are premiered that week.
Orchestral uplifting trance is a genre of music that is both euphoric and peaceful, energising and cinematic. It fuses trance and symphonic music by taking the genre of uplifting trance and having the breakdowns be like emotional/epic orchestral or film music. It also features trance melodies that are more epic, emotional, or euphoric than other uplifting trance. Uplifting Only was rated the #8 trance radioshow/podcast in the 2014 Trance Podium Awards, and Trance Hub rated it one of the top 5 trance shows for working out (and the top show for yoga & pilates). UpOnly is the flagship show for Abora Recordings, the world's top label for orchestral uplifting trance and emotional uplifting trance and the home of 11 sub labels. On the first show of the month, UpOnly plays much vocal uplifting trance.
It plays all-instrumental uplifting trance the rest of the month, except for guest mixes or special episodes, which can also have vocal trance. Two mixcompilations based on the show and its voting reached the #1 spots on the Beatport genre charts for releases, and five have reached the top 5 on the charts.
Sunday morning chill is exactly what it says, time to chill. Whether you’ve had a ‘heavy weekend’ or just woke up to early, the Sunday morning chill is designed specifically for you. We have one hour of chillout music to ease you into your Sunday morning getting you ready to face your week ahead.
Uplifting only! crew
Harpaul Alberto Kohli (better known as Ori Uplift) — the owner and CEO of Abora Recordings and host of the weekly Uplifting Only radio podcast on DI.fm, iTunes, & Spotify — was born in Washington, DC, in 1980, to a father from India and a mother from Ecuador.