Australian based Highup is no stranger to heavy bass-driven drops, electro energy and genre fusing entities. From EDM explosives to a solid dose of electro-house, Highup takes ownership reeling in iconic streaming stats. He has signed tracks from Spinnin’ Records and Multiplayer to Ultra Music and beyond. The Highup power has created serious studio output, whilst booking a solid touring schedule (pre-March).
The Gold Coast DJ and Producer, also known as Mitch Woodward, has been on a roll with his heavy bass tracks, but his newest single is something a little more melodic and soulful. “’I Need You’ has a smooth rhythmic arrangement with romantically powerful lyrics and a soulful LA beach vibe,” said Mitch. Mitch said the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled his jam-packed tour schedule and forced him back into the studio experimenting with instrumental sounds. “For the last three months I have been in the studio working on this track, going back and forth with sounds and vocals and I am so pleased with how it all came together,” he said. “I wanted to produce a song that people could listen to anywhere and everywhere from in the car to at home by the fire or at a Sunday sunset session and I think ‘I Need You’ has nailed it. I am so excited about the collaboration with Smash the House and I can’t wait for the track to be released and added to playlists around the world.”
‘Disco Nights’ a collaboration with Reverse Prime and Discotek was recently released and signed to Showtek and Marcel Woods’ label 2-Dutch Records, while ‘Big Bad Doof’ with Bombs Away welcomed 2020 perfectly. ‘Okay Okay’ drove a pumping spot on the ARIA and Beatport charts. ‘Listen Up,’ ‘Kill The Game’ and ‘Seeing Red’ gained support from Showtek, R3hab, Timmy Trumpet and Nicky Romero to Brooks, Will Sparks, Phlegmatic Dogs, Komes, Uberjakd and DJCity.com. While also having toured with ‘Bombs Away,’ the Highup sound travels with a racing pace and approaches the party with a diabolical and explosive stance. Outside of the club, his ‘Seeing Red’ podcast keeps dance-floor devotees full, reigning in his choice of the most upfront tracks his party has on offer. With a flawless signature, oozing energy from every crevice, the Highup sonic force breaks boundaries like no other.
Delivering his third and recent instalment for 2020 on Knight Vision / Warner Music, Highup reigns in a bright, indie-dance vibe that strips down the vocals and fuses a flawless and fluid deep house hue on this electronic number. With an uplifting, sunset – ready notion, ‘Thinkin’ Bout U’ derives latin-esque undertones that complement the effortless but enthralling vocal, that builds up to the anticipated smooth groove on the drop, making it a proper dancefloor essential.
Highup’s latest release: ‘I Need You’ is signed with world-renowned record label, ‘Smash the House,’ founded by #1 DJs in the world: DJ Duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and home to artists such as Bassjackers and twoloud. Highup is already working on more new music and said even though he had big touring plans for 2020, he is embracing the downtime and using it pump out tracks. “There is always a silver lining and even though I’m not preforming this year, I am still working hard behind the scenes, getting creative with my brand and of course always working on music.” ‘I Need You’ signed to #1 DJs in the world Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s label: Smash the House – 10K plays in 2 days!!
Earlier this year Mitch joined forces with fellow Gold Coast DJ duo, Bombs Away releasing a deep bass track, ‘Big Bad Doof’ which reached #11 on the ARIA Club Charts. The track has had more than 200k streams and over 2k video shares on ‘Tik Tok.’