Vintage Swing Meets Fresh Beats
When the honeyed tones of The Jazz Age meld with hottest beat drops of the new millennium, you get High Step Society’s elixir of live Electro Swing. Grandma remembers when she listened to jazz giants on the old Victrola. Grandkids feel the bass beats deep in their chest cavity. Merging dance music from our past with sounds for the future, High Step Society features a shimmering horn section that soars over syncopated high hats and rat-a-tat snare. The kids in the band are electronic music producers as well as educated jazz musicians. Audaciously sophisticated, High Step Society is rethinking jazz with unorthodox arrangements, and bringing a touch of elegance to electronic music. Formed in 2015, they are off to a rocketship start, playing festivals and packing dance halls across the Northwest.
This electronic-based project with live horns seamlessly infuses the thrill of digitally engineered bass music with the energy and soul of traditional instrumentation. Will Glazier (trumpet, production) was first introduced to live music in the early 2000‘s when him and Michael Angelakos (Passion Pit) formed a band throughout grade school. After more than a decade of touring and recording, Glazier has played music with the likes of Michal Menert, The Funk Hunters, The Floozies, Monophonics, Late Night Radio, Defunk, Snug Harbor and more.
Originating in 2015, Willdabeast has claimed one of the top spots as one of EDMs favorite horn sections by touring and releasing tracks with artists like GRiZ, Michal Menert, Paul Basic, The Funk Hunters, Defunk, Grid Division, Wet Paint the Floozies, Thriftworks, Russ Liquid, ill-ësha, Phutureprimitive, Late Night Radio, Vokab Kompany, Sylvan Esso, Eliot Lipp, Random Rab, Govinda, Gladkill, Artifakts, Dimond Saints & more. They have been featured on EDM.com, RuntheTrap.com, The Untz, Westwood Recordings, YourEDM.com, Superbest Records, Otodayo Records and more.