A need for experimentation, exploring new sounds and new ways of making music – the inspiration driving HAAi, the Australian-born London-based DJ who continues an incredible couple of years by releasing her first EP on the prestigious label Mute Records.
HAAi, aka Teneil Throssell hosted Coconut Beats parties in Dalston which led to shows on Rinse FM and Worldwide FM, and eventually to a prestigious residency at the London club Phonox where Throssell played Saturday nights for two years (up until autumn 2018), a rarity in the city’s nightlife.
As her residency came to end, BBC Radio 1 broadcast her Essential Mix which went on to win the accolade of the Essential Mix of the Year, alumni of which include Helena Hauff, Caribou, Nicolas Jaar, Flying Lotus and Ben Klock. HAAi was then granted a monthly Radio 1 slot, which continues into 2020.
Over the last year, HAAi has won over crowds at renowned events such as Sonar Festival and Glastonbury, been responsible for an incredibly memorable Boiler Room and found an ever-increasing fanbase internationally who have bought into her eclectic selections.
HAAi’s taste in music is unique and diverse, revelling in tracks full of intricate detail and character. Her sets are infused with heavy bass lines – from breaks to thumping techno – as well as all manner of percussive elements.