An avid collector of Thai and Turkish funk, tripped-out psychedelic records and Nigerian and Kenyan beats, HAAi creates an unrivalled experiences for her adoring fans around the globe.
Plucked from relative obscurity 3 years ago, HAAi was instilled as the Saturday night resident for London club Phonox. Her residency came to an end in September 2018 after a run of sold-out closing parties, and her debut Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 being named the Essential Mix of the Year. In this time, her profile has grown exponentially to include shows and festivals all over the world, ushering in 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.
HAAi is quickly becoming the DJ’s DJ. Having developed a discerning following for her well-versed all night long sets, HAAi has spent the last 2 summers extending her following in Europe and other continents, playing major festivals and taking her unique sound around the globe.
Releases on her label Coconut Beats have been released to critical acclaim, championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1, 6Music, Red Bull, Mixmag and Resident Advisor. The releases are reflective of HAAi’s tastes, which fuse world music influences with stomping basslines, rattling percussion and dark synth chords. Coconut Beats has also become a successful club night taking over Phonox with the ‘Beats of’ series, where HAAi invites guests to showcase music from different regions, and been launched as a highly successful radio show, beginning on Rinse and since moving to Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM.
There’s no doubt that HAAi was one of the fastest rising stars of 2018, and 2019 is already shaping up to be bigger than ever. With bookings in all 4 corners of the world, HAAi is establishing herself as one of the finest selectors in the game.