HAAI

Plucked from relative obscurity, 3 years ago HAAi was instilled as the Saturday night resident for London club Phonox, with her residency coming to an end in September 2018 after a run of sold-out closing parties & her debut Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 being named the Essential Mix of the Year. In this time, her profile has grown exponentially, now playing shows and festivals all over the world to thousands of revellers who have bought into her propulsive and eclectic selections. HAAi is an avid collector of Thai and Turkish funk, tripped-out psychedelic records and Nigerian and Kenyan beats. Playing for 6 hours every Saturday night has allowed her to seamlessly mix these genres in with her love of techno, creating an unrivalled experience for the adoring fans she plays to around the globe.

The launch of her label ‘Coconut Beats’ has so far seen 4 releases, ‘DaDaDa’, ‘Be Good’, ‘FEELS’ and HAAi’s debut EP ‘Motorik Voodoo Bush Doof Musik’, released to critical acclaim, championed by BBC Radio 1, 6Music, Red Bull, Mixmag, Resident Advisor and scores of other top tier publications. These releases are reflective of her tastes that fuse world music influences with stomping basslines, rattling percussion & dark synth chords. Coconut Beats has also become a very successful club night taking over Phonox with the ‘Beats of’ series, where HAAi invites a guest to showcase music from different regions. Guests of this series have included Gilles Peterson (Beats of Brazil), DJ Nobu (Beats of Japan), DJ Boring (Beats of Australia), Red Axes (Beats of Israel) & Mehmet Aslan (Beats of Turkey) among others.

Coconut Beats has also been launched as a highly successful radio show, beginning on Rinse and since moving to Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, it showcases music in a similar way as the live series, highlighting different scenes & artists, inviting guests to talk about the music and play special selections.

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