London-based DJ HAAi has released her latest single, ‘Be Good’ on her own label, Coconut Beats. Best known for her Saturday night residency at London club Phonox, HAAi has gained widespread recognition thanks to her vibrant sets and eclectic mixes.
‘Be Good’ echoes HAAi’s former work as lead singer and guitarist of Australian psych-rock band The Dark Bells; the new song features all her own vocals, making the track an entirely organic and self-produced HAAi release.
HAAi’s wistful vocals are contrasted against driving drums, rattling percussion and dark synth chords for a stirring yet understated anthem that reflects HAAi’s tastes for the “ bassy, textured and percussive”. An accomplished production, this is still only HAAi’s second release under her electronic moniker following on from her 2 track ‘DaDaDa’ EP.
The release comes in the midst of HAAi’s busiest summer yet as a DJ. It comes shortly after her much-anticipated headline back to back set at Sunfall Festival with The Black Madonna, an appearance at Pikes Ibiza alongside Midland and ahead of her gig at the tastemaking Oasis Festival in Morocco. This is all on top of her residency at Phonox, where she has become not only a resident but a curator of her own forward-thinking Coconut Beats nights, where friends including Daniel Avery, Chaos in the CBD, Moscoman and Auntie Flo have joined her at the decks. “I just want to keep people excited and dancing,” she says. It’s a simple and honest mission, but one that HAAi completes effortlessly each and every time.
Published: 3rd August 2017