HAAi has today released her first EP, Systems Up, Windows Down, for Mute Records.
After hearing a remix she produced for Daniel Avery the cult British label, who have released music from New Order, Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk, signed her up for an EP, and in addition she's readying an album too.
Her new EP represents a more refined and developed sound than her previous releases; over the six tracks she pushes the boundaries of her production, rattling through menacing basslines and crisp percussion. The title of the EP is a homage to her youth spent far from the club circuit in rural Australia, where instead weekend were spent driving around town and along the coast blasting music from the radio.
On signing to the label HAAi said: “I'm really excited about being part of Mute, it blows my mind to think I have the support and encouragement to do all the things I would like to do and maybe I wouldn't have had the confidence to do on my own.”
HAAi gained a reputation for being a fierce selector and DJ through her Coconut Beats parties in Dalston which gave way to radio shows on Rinse FM and Worldwide FM and most notably her two year residency at Brixton club Phonox. Her Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 aired shortly after the end of her residency and went on to win the Essential Mix of the Year award last year, and led to her being offered a monthly slot on the station.