HIGH HØØPS is the sunset escape project of left handed Aquarian Jordan Arts.

The multimode artist endeavours to shake modern sonic atmospheres centred in groove and ambience into nostalgic retro worlds with a refreshing spin. Like a reconnaissance mission to a parallel universe.

Bobbing and weaving somewhere between experimental pop and ghettoblaster r&b music, the vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist has little respect to genre and every desire to blaze the trail.

“This project only ever existed as a personal escape from the real world and if I can’t set a mood to it or dance to it myself at max volume then it’ll never see the light of day. The rest will figure itself out” HØØPS admits.

‘People’ comes as HIGH HØØPS third release of 2018, with ‘Can I Get Love’ and ‘Body’ on the slower, more sensual end of the the spectrum. Melding soul, electronica, RnB and house music, HIGH HØØPS aims to evade genres and blaze a trail of self assured dance music production.

HIGH HØØPS started off his live music career in royal company when he opened for Lorde. He’s since shared stages with iconic producers such as Kaytranada, MNDSGN, Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, all while crafting out psych-pop tunes with the endearing five-piece Auckland music collective, Leisure.

With three tracks released in 2018, as well as his new single ‘Blue Eyes’ released today, as well as features on records with Roland Tings (Australia), Moods (Netherlands), and most recently SWIDT andHigh Beams (NZ), there appears to be no shortage of HIGH HØØPS on the horizon.
On his newest single, ‘Blue Eyes’: “It’s the slowest and most intimate song on the record,” HIGH HØØPS says.”At the core, it’s about breaking up one relationship and finding fire in another. [It] was made at 3am with a room hotboxed in incense.”