out now: HAAi – Systems Up, Windows Down EP [Mute]

 

Artist:
HAAi

 

Title:
Systems Up, Windows Down EP

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE608

 

Release Date:
14th November 2019 (digital)
14th February 2020 (vinyl)

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Don’t Flatter Yourself Love

A2.
Stop Looking At Me Swan

A3.
6666

B1.
CHONKIBOI

B2.
It’s Something We Can All Learn From

B3.
Systems Up, Windows Down

 

Press Info:
A need for experimentation, exploring new sounds and new ways of making music – the inspiration driving Mute’s newest signing HAAi, the Australian-born London-based DJ who continues an incredible couple of years by announcing her first EP on the prestigious label.

Inspired by a chance trip to Berghain, HAAi started DJing by digging into a wealth of music on the psychedelic spectrum from around the globe. Her Coconut Beats parties in Dalston 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. As her residency came to end, BBC Radio 1 broadcast her Essential Mix which went on to win the accolade of the Best Essential Mix of the year, alumni of which include Helena Hauff, Caribou, Nicolas Jaar 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.

The new EP, Systems Up, Windows Down feels like an evolution from the previous releases on her own label. With a more mature, dancefloor focused sound, full of heavy basslines, breaks and crisp percussive electronics, she has experiment more and pushed the boundaries of her production.

The opening track includes the revving of her step dad’s sixties Mustang engine, on ‘It’s Something We Can All Learn From’ she uses an almost forgotten artefact from a trip to Marrakech and ‘CHONKIBOI’ is grounded in an earwormy ritualistic vocal. ‘6666’, was initially composed for the Genesis stage at Glastonbury and has since grown to be a monster of a tune, adding a tougher element to the EP. The closing track (which names the EP) is a ten-minute burner which has been garnering love over the summer festivals.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix”

 

Recommendations:
Alessandro Cortini’s album “Volume Massimo” on Mute
Apparat’s “LP5” on Mute
Nitzer Ebb’s “Body Of Work” on Mute
Chris Carter’s “Chemistry Lessons Volume 1” on Mute
Chris Liebing’s “Burn Slow” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “On The Grid EP” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “The Swarm” on NovaMute
Fidelity Kastrow’s “Daughter Of Darkness EP” on NovaMute

 

Buy Vinyl:
MuteBank
Deejay
Decks
Amazon
HHV
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
7Digital
Amazon
Beatport Classic
iTunes
Google Play
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Spotify
Youtube Music
Deezer
Tidal

 

Booking:
Earth Agency

 

Websites:
HAAi
Mute

 

© Photo By Imogene Barron

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