HIGHSOCIETY is the EDM / bass music solo project of James Guttman. First debuting at the FiXT label with the well-received single “Rip My Heart Out” (feat. Skyler Cocco), HIGHSOCIETY followed up with a dynamic remix of Teddy Killerz and Celldweller‘s collaboration “Clone” and a fiery remix of The Anix‘s “My Eyes.”
Now he has dropped an ominous lyric video for his fierce metalcore, alt-metal, dubstep banger “Burn” featuring a brutal vocal performance from Escape The Fate lead vocalist Craig Mabbitt.
“With a sound that pushes at the boundaries of rock, metal, and bass music, ‘Burn’ represents the HIGHSOCIETY trademark “DATAMOSH” sound in its ultimate form,” explains HIGHSOCIETY. “I had a blast running absolutely wild within the “electronicore” framework and I’m thrilled to have produced a song that belongs in mosh pits and nightclubs alike. As a lifelong fan of the band, working with Escape The Fate’s Craig Mabbitt is an absolute dream come true, and the creative peak of my career thus far. If you like aggressive guitar-driven breakdowns with a bass-heavy foundation, get ready to set your ears on fire with ‘Burn!’”
In the past HIGHSOCIETY worked with respected labels such as Dim Mak, Red Bull Records, Island Records, Lowly Palace, Welcome Records, Barong Family, Universal, and now FiXT. He’s also worked with many high-profile artists including AWOLNATION, Attack Attack!, Celldweller, Teddy Killerz, The Anix, Big Shaq, Reid Speed, Palisades, Jade, and Le Castle Vania as well as earned sync placements with HBO, MTV, MTV2, ABC Family, Freeform, and Oxygen. He’s performed live with Knife Party, Kill The Noise, Slushii, Modestep, GTA, and Elohim at many live festivals including but not limited to Live 105 BFD Festival, Bottlerock Festival, Amsterdam Dance Event, and many headline shows across the US.
“Today I’m thrilled to announce the next step in the HIGHSOCIETY quest for DATAMOSH world domination,” says HIGHSOCIETY. “I have signed with the amazing team at FiXT to create the first-ever HIGHSOCIETY full-length album! After the success of “Rip My Heart Out,” standout remixes for Celldweller, Teddy Killerz, and The Anix, and the overwhelming response to The DATAMOSH Merch Collection, I could not be more excited to take our partnership to the next level.
Producing an album has been a long-time goal of mine, and the team at FiXT have revealed themselves to be trusted allies to support me in reaching a new frontier of the HIGHSOCIETY universe. I’m truly inspired to push the boundaries of my DATAMOSH brand and challenge myself to present the aggressive and confronting energy of bass music in new ways. With this milestone, FiXT and I are looking forward to bringing you genre-bending collaborations with massive artists, expanded merch offerings, remixes, and brand-new fan experiences for the HIGHSOCIETY community to enjoy.
To my amazing fans around the world, I can’t thank you enough for your support on this journey so far. I can’t wait to show you what’s in store.“
“James (HIGHSOCIETY) has quickly become one of the most exhilarating artists we’ve worked with over the past 16 years at FiXT. Supporting artists like HIGHSOCIETY is the reason FiXT exists – providing support and infrastructure to his immense talent, enthusiasm and infectious passion. Coming from an EDM background where James has released on as many labels as songs he’s written, it’s been a joy to become a dependable partner for him, focusing not just on individual songs, but growing his overall brand, and the stability of a long-term relationship.” – James Rhodes (FiXT Vice President & Co-Founder)
The ascending bass music talent that is known as HIGHSOCIETY has been on a rapid rise as of late, thanks to his addictive blend of stadium-crushing future bass, metallurgic dubstep, and blazing trap. With a seemingly endless torrent of releases across standout labels from FiXT, Barong Family, and Universal Music, to Red Bull Records and Lowly Palace/Trap Nation, HIGHSOCIETY has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting new acts in electronic music.
“In case you haven’t heard, we have a superstar producer in the making right here in the San Francisco Bay named HIGHSOCIETY – and his music is sure to stimulate arena-sized crowds into euphoric frenzies in the near future. The ascending bass music talent has been on a rapid rise as of late, thanks to his addictive blend of stadium-crushing future bass, metallurgic dubstep, and blazing trap. With a seemingly endless torrent of releases across standout labels from Barong Family, Play Me, and Universal Music, to Red Bull Records and Trap City, HIGHSOCIETY has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting new acts in electronic music. His remixes are in high demand as well, with the producer being tapped by the likes of AWOLNATION (Red Bull), Paces (Universal), and many more to inject his trapped out, melodic energy into their tracks.” – iheartmoosiq.com