Set to be released on November 10 via !K7 Records, the record features three new tracks from the artist herself alongside exclusive songs from names including I.JORDAN, Koreless, Jon Hopkins, Kam-Bu, River Moon, DJ PGZ, Manni Dee, Joshua James, The Blessed Madonna and Cocktail Party Effect.
The theme of the series aligns with the theme ‘Always Ascending’, simultaneously nodding to an evolution in her artistry and her 2022 debut album ‘Baby, We’re Ascending’.
The first single taken from ‘DJ-Kicks: HAAi’, ‘ZiGGY’, is available now. The cut embodies the sense of the full-form in its entirety, with a crescendo-like buildup racing into a pummelling drumbeat backed by euphoric synths.
“I’m so proud to present my DJ-Kicks filled with exclusive tracks from some of my favourite artists from around the globe,” HAAi says on the release. “The theme of the mix is ‘Always Ascending’ with each artist interpreting this brief individually. From I. JORDAN’s ‘Life On The Wing‘ to The Blessed Madonna’s ‘Strong’. The mix was made to give the listener the feeling of constantly ascending to collective euphoria.”
To coincide with the release, HAAi will be hosting event An Evening With HAAi on October 20 in London. There will be a variety of exclusive performance from artists alongside HAAi including Club Fitness, Debonair, Jaye Ward, Luxe, Optimo and Tsuniman.
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‘DJ-Kicks: HAAi’ is available to pre-order now via digital, CD and 2LP vinyl bundle. Do so here.
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Written by: Tim Hopkins