Ori Uplift

DJ Ori Uplift—owner/CEO of Abora Recordings, the best in orchestral uplifting trance & chillout—& host of the weekly radio podcast Uplifting Only


Ori Uplift is the owner and CEO of Abora Recordings and host of the weekly Uplifting Only radio podcast on DI.fm, iTunes, & Spotify. Uplifting Only features the best & newest in orchestral uplifting and uplifting trance, including world premieres from Abora & other labels. The 1st episode of each month contains uplifting vocal trance. The 2nd, 4th, & 5th episodes of the month are instrumental-only.

The two-hour show airs Thursdays every week on DI.fm's Epic Trance channel at 1200 EST/EDT, which usually corresponds to 1800 CET / 2130 IST. It is posted to Soundcloud, Mixcloud, & iTunes as a podcast soon thereafter. It then airs on 42 radio stations in 13 countries.

The show was rated the #6 & #8 "Best Radioshow/Podcast/Cloudcast" in the Trance Podium 2015 & 2015 Awards, respectively, and was ranked one of the top five trance podcasts for working out by Trance Hub (ranking first for yoga and pilates).

You can also find Ori playing beautiful uplifting sets live. He has closed for Aly & Fila, has performed with vocalists Caro Sosa and Erika Faries, and was the main headliner at the 2015 Trancervatory festival in Ecuador.

Ori has also ranked well on the Beatport charts. Three of his mixcompilations based on his Uplifting Only show reached the #1 spot on the Beatport release charts (trance and chillout), and two more have reached #2 on the trance charts. A total of 7 of his mixcomps or mixes have reached the top 5 on the Beatport charts.

It’s no surprise that Trance Hub named him one of six "Artists to watchout for". You'll be seeing more and more of him as he focuses on uplifting the general public with beautiful euphoric uplifting melodies and sounds!

Uplifting Only Top 15: May 2017


Time for the May 2017 edition of Uplifting Only Top 15! Including 15 top uplifters played by me on Uplifting Only, the compilation is now available everywhere!

1. DreamLife - The Last Sunset (Intro Mix) [4:59]
2. Phil Dinner - Samurai [7:13]
3. Dachs - Flower Master [6:44]
4. Illitheas - Purple Skies [6:30]
5. The Enturance & The Cloudy Day pres. Exouler - Inspiration [6:38]
6. Alternate High - Invisible Walls [7:50]
7. Naeba & Soundfly: Official - Love Is Out There [7:12]
8. Nord Horizon - Believe [7:05]
9. Alternate High - Euphoric (Syntouch Remix) [7:42]
10. A.R.D.I feat. Allam - Never Look Back [6:10]
11. Erik Iker, Ikerya Project - Firestarter [6:33]
12. Jaccob & Abide 138 - Light Side [5:59]
13. The Mechanic & Vindicator- Children's Dreams (Alternate High Remix) [7:51]
14. Fresh Code - Another Chance [6:58]
15. Filip "Playme" Folkesson - It's A Good Feeling [8:50]

abora.lnk.to Preview, download or stream Uplifting Only Top 15: May 2017

Enchanted from Abora Recordings on Beatport


"Enchanted" from Manu Rocca and Illitheas is now out exclusively on #Beatport! Future Favorite winner on #ASOT and supported on #FSOE, Uplifting Only and many more, this stunning uplifter is already a highlight of Abora in 2017!

More infos on the release: bit.ly/abrd139
Listen on SoundCloud: bit.ly/ABRD139SC

beatport.com When two legends join forces, that's the promise of a stunning release. After countless tunes released on Abora Recordings and its sub labels, Manuel Rocca and illitheas are teaming up to deliver the wonderful 'Enchanted'. Starting off with powerful drums and basslines, 'Enchanted' reveals its ...

Ikerya Project & O.B.M Notion feat. Danny Claire - Goodbye


From Erik Iker, Ikerya Project's upcoming album on Abora, "Goodbye" with OBM Notion and Danny Claire is now out at all stores!

The Original Mix may be my favorite vocal orchestral uplifting track of the year :)

All infos on the release: bit.ly/aasc011
Listen and download:

abora.lnk.to Preview, download or stream Goodbye by Ikerya Project & O.B.M Notion feat. Danny Claire

Uplifting Only 221 (May 4, 2017) (incl. Vocal Trance)


My newest episode of Uplifting Only is now up!

It is our monthly episode featuring vocal trance, and includes 7 exclusive world premieres plus first previews from Erik Iker, Ikerya Project's upcoming album.

For no-talking and wav versions and other links, follow the links in the description. Enjoy!

soundcloud.com All versions (with talking and without talking, mp3 and wav) available at www.uponly.net/episodes, which includes timed tracklists. This is the official version (with talking). This is our monthly v

Videos (See all)

Ori Uplift @ Zizi in Tel Aviv (playing Kelly Andrew - The Incu...
Ori Uplift @ Zizi in Tel Aviv (Freedom->Inesquecivel transition)

Band Members

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Abora Recordings
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