credit Imogene Barron
credit Imogene Barron

Today sees the debut release by Australian-born and London-based producer / DJ Teneil Throssell aka HAAi for the Mute Records label.

Systems Up, Windows Down feels like a natural progression from Throssell’s 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 title of the EP harks back to a youth far from the club circuit in remote rural Australia where there wasn’t a hell of a lot to do. Weekends were spent driving around the town, along the coast and beach roads, with the windows down blasting music from car radios.

Speaking about joining Mute Throssell says:

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.”

Following the release of Systems Up, Windows Down will be a full HAAi album which is already being readied and which will involve a more “modern and contemporary sound”.

You can stream Systems Up, Windows Down here

23 Nov – Nitsa, Barcelona (SP)
29 Nov – Shine, Belfast – With Ben Klock (UK)
30 Nov – The Warehouse Project, Manchester – With BICEP (UK)
07 Dec – Zorlu Centre, Istanbul (TR)
13 Dec – Magnetic Fields, Alsisar, Rajasthan (IN)
28 Dec – Lost Paradise Festival, New South Wales (AU)
30 Dec – Rhythm & Vines, Waiohika Estate (NZ)
31 Dec – Rhythm & Alps, Cardrona Valley (NZ)
01 Jan –  Let Them Eat Cake, Warribee Mansion, Melbourne, Victoria (AU)
04 Jan – Paradise Club, Universal, Sydney (AU)
25 Jan – HAAi Curates, Motion, Bristol (UK)
01 Feb – The Bullingdon, Oxford (UK)


HAAi can be found via Instagram Facebook and Twitter @haaidj


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