Following a prestigious two-year residency at London’s Phonox that put her on the map as one of the country’s most talked about DJs as well as an early BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix of The Year win (previous alumni include Helena Hauff, Caribou, Flying Lotus and Nicolas Jaar) and Radio1 residency, singer, producer and DJ HAAi aka Teneil Throssell signed to legendary label Mute in 2019. Her first project on the label, 2019’s Systems Up, Windows Down, received acclaim across the board and was described by The Observer as “a bolshy collection of vibrant face-melters, taking in big-room breaks, shards of trance, playful samples inspired by her travels and punishing beats that could crack bones under a strobe light at 6am”. The project was quickly followed by a four-track EP Put Your Head Above the Parakeets last year which was rapturously received for its ability to push boundaries with its exploration and experimentation of new sounds and textures.
With two highly acclaimed projects under her belt, Teneil has already cemented her reputation as one of the most differentiated and exciting new voices in contemporary electronica. Along the way, she’s collaborated with heavy hitters such as Daniel Avery, The Chemical Brothers, Romy & Fraser T Smith, contributed the track Good Ol’Fashioned Rugs to Jayda G’s recent DJ-Kicks, played B2B sets with the likes of The Blessed Madonna, Mall Grab, Jayda G, Daniel Avery and headlined both her own sold-out show at Village Underground and the dance stage at this year’s All Points East. Along the way, HAAi has found the time to bring her cutting edge sets to festivals such as Primavera, Glastonbury, Sonar, Field Day, iconic dance institutions like Circo Loco and Printworks and most recently, Prada Extends at The Tate.ryabn