Australian-born, London-based DJ HAAi has released her debut EP, ‘DaDaDa’. HAAi is most well known as respected London club Phonox’s permanent Saturday night resident DJ, and has since gained widespread recognition within the underground community for her propulsive sets and eclectic selections; she began her career collecting African, Turkish and Psychedelia records.
Her debut A side ‘DaDaDa’ is reflective of her tastes, resulting in a distinctive track that fuses world music influences with a stomping bassline. Every element was fully produced and recorded by HAAi herself.
“DaDaDa was directly influenced by the south Indian art of konnakol, where the artist performs percussion vocally. I’m so grateful to be able to release this track on my own label Coconut Beats as I feel it really represents what the labels and parties are about”
Meanwhile B-side ‘E’ is more of a start of the night track, with gradually building layers of synth arpeggios, echoing percussion and stomping drums.
The EP release comes just ahead of one of HAAi’s busiest summers yet touring-wise; in addition to the weekly and biweekly Phonox gigs throughout July and August respectively, HAAi will play Pikes in Ibiza alongside Midland for XOYO Loves, Lisbon in Portugal, San Sebastian in Spain and at a range of festivals; Sunfall Festival (where she’s rumoured to play back to back with The Black Madonna), Lost Village, and Oasis Festival in Morocco – it’s set to be a pivotal year for the upcoming talent.
Stream or buy: https://fanlink.to/HAAiDaDaDa
01/07 Coconut Beats of the Middle East / Disco Halal w/Moscoman, Acid Arab @ Phonox, London
08/07 Coconut Beats of London, Daniel Avery b2b HAAi All Nite (London Acid Set) @ Phonox, London
10/07 XOYO Loves: Midland & HAAi in Ibiza @ Pikes, Ibiza, Spain
15/07 Coconut Beats of Africa w/JD Twitch @ Phonox, London
22/07 Coconut Beats of South America w/Auntie Flo, Mr Bongo @ Phonox, London
28/07 Green Ray @ Lux, curated by The Black Madonna Lisbon, Portugal
29/07 Coconut Beats of the South Pacific w/ Chaos In The CBD
05/08 Phonox, London, UK
12/08 Sunfall Festival, London, UK
12/08 Sunfall x Dimensions Afterparty, Electric Brixton, London
18/08 Dabadaba, San Sebastian, Spain
19/08 Phonox, London
25/08 Lost Village Festival, UK
26/08 Phonox, London
02/09 Phonox, London
15/09 Oasis Festival, Morocco
It’s true. I made this Spotify playlist that I’ll be adding to every week. Gis us a follow won’t ya? https://t.co/BBuKKfa6Rz
— HAAi (@haaidj) 6 Ιουλίου 2017