HAAi

Teneil Throssell arrived in London from Australia six years ago, when she was the lead singer of a psychedelic band called Dark Bells. She was an avid collector of Turkish funk, Nigerian and Kenyan beats, but was turned on to club music after a trip to Berlin’s famed Berghain club. Throssell – who picked the name HAAi from a song by Indonesian group The Panthers – found herself a regular slot at Dalston’s low-key Ridley Road Market Bar, where she mixed her collection up with party-starting house and techno. She’s landed herself a regular Rinse FM slot and starting her own party series and label, Coconut Beats; her debut 12”, Be Good, uses moody, percussive, techno as a backdrop for her own vocals with continued support from the likes of Mixmag, Resident Advisor, Boiler Room and more top-tier publications.