Inspired by futuristic sounds and sci-fi storylines, High Klassified has blazed one of the most original paths in electronic music, releasing stylish and conceptual EPs on Fool’s Gold while producing platinum hits for Future and The Weeknd. Law Of Automata: Valid is his most ambitious project yet, following HK’s android avatar (as designed by 3D illustrator Serwah Attafuah) as it experiences the full spectrum of human feelings over the course of the EP’s five tracks. These diverse collaborations with R&B singers Leven Kali and Illham, international MCs Zach Zoya and Izi, and EDM beat star TroyBoi each represent a different emotion, and when taken together launch the android – and the listener – to a higher plane of understanding. Listen Now!
High Klassified walks between worlds of bass like none other, whether crafting platinum tracks for Future and The Weeknd, crushing festival-worthy electronic drops, or conjuring futuristic, r&b-influenced house bounce. His musical diversity is front and center on the upcoming Fool’s Gold EP Law Of Automata: Valid, including the speaker bursting “Dojo,” a collaboration with fellow hybrid beatmaker TroyBoi. Listen Now!
High Klassified makes his long awaited return to Fool’s Gold with “3 Words,” the first single off his sci-fi inspired EP Law Of Automata: Valid. Lovingly stacked vocals from Leven Kali take the song’s future-minded, baseline-driven bounce to another level – complete with bossa nova coda! – and tease the EP’s ambitious storyline, which follows HK’s android avatar (designed by 3D illustrator Serwah Attafuah) as it experiences the full spectrum of human feelings over the course of five tracks. Listen Now!
We linked with the Saintwoods and Mural Festival crews for a DAY OFF MTL to remember! Watch the full recap featuring 88Glam, Smooky MarGielaa, High Klassified, Just Blaze and more, and check the photos here. Read More
High Klassified doubles down on his signature sound with Kanvaz, a remarkable new EP out now on Fool’s Gold. The young producer has taken his crystalline melodies and inventive drum programming from the basements of Laval, Ontario to the farthest reaches of the globe, working with Future and The Weeknd on their hit collab “Comin Out Strong,” Mick Jenkins on his critically acclaimed “Gold” and A-Trak and Lex Luger on the groundbreaking Low Pros collective. But on Kanvaz, HK creates a true world of his own, mixing heavy, video-game inspired instrumentals with gorgeous vocal collaborations featuring Leaf, Da-P and Zach Zoya. Listen now.
High Klassified makes his return to Fool’s Gold today with “1919” feat. Zach Zoya. Over the last few years, this Quebec-based record producer has gone global with his signature sound: a mix of dreamy, video game-inspired melodies and heavy duty drum programming featured by Future and The Weeknd on their hit collab “Comin Out Strong” and Mick Jenkins on his critically acclaimed “Gold.” When he’s not lacing hip hop and R&B kingpins, HK’s own originals on the Fool’s Gold EPs Kronostasis and Palindroma have him ranked alongside trap virtuosos like Mr. Carmack, Sam Gellaitry and Metro Boomin (who HK has collaborated with as part of A-Trak and Lex Luger’s Low Pros collective). Check it out!
#FGDAYOFF jumped into 2017 with an epic Montreal show. Big love to A-Trak’s hometown, peep the recap video featuring Jazz Cartier, A$AP Nast, High Klassified and all the other performers and party people who made it unforgettable! (Shout out Mural, Hennessy Canada, Saintwoods and all the other behind-the-scenes champs too.) Check out the photo galleries on FB and see upcoming FGDO cities and dates at fgdayoff.com! Read More
We’re starting the DAY OFF celebrations early with a free, all-ages show in Montreal on 6/10 feat Jazz Cartier, A-Trak, A$AP Nast, High Klassified and more fam! See you there… more FGDO 2017 dates up soon at fgdayoff.com!
Moby is a true electronic music pioneer. He redefined rave on singles like 1990’s “Go,” then slowed down to explore its aftermath on the multiplatinum Play LP. Decades later, the man is still firing off pointed, personal salvos and dance music curveballs from his LA studio—and, in a most fitting partnership, he’s enlisted Fool’s Gold to remix his iconic catalog on the diverse new Black Lacquer EP. Treasure Fingers, Madeaux, High Klassified, and FG co-founder Nick Catchdubs each put their own spin on Moby hits like “Natural Blues” and “Porcelain,” bouncing from industrial experiments and futuristic techno workouts to late-night house and zooted club bass. Black Lacquer isn’t the Moby you’ve heard before, but a surprising collection that keeps his trailblazing spirit alive.
Laval, Quebec’s own prince of bass High Klassified returns to his Kronostasis EP (SOCAN’s Best Electronic Release of 2016) to create a wonderfully surreal video for “Gold” featuring Mick Jenkins. However, the beloved Chicago MC is nowhere to be found in director Rachid Allaoua’s dreamlike clip; instead, High Klassified stars in an engrossingly strange love story, soundtracked by Mick’s heartfelt vocals (“I got gold all in my skin / water in my eyes”) and HK’s futuristic thump.