Haai: ‘I’m obsessed with Laurie Anderson and O Superman’

The up-and-coming London-based vibes consultant empties the contents of her psychic record bag

The track I always play to rescue a dancefloor
Soul Central: Strings of Life (Danny Krivit re-edit)

As far as edits, re-edits and remixes go, I think this one is flawless. It’s pulled me out of many a tough crowd situation, so I will always keep it in the vault.

The track that currently gets the most rewinds
Booka Shade vs MANDY ft Laurie Anderson: O Superman (Audiofly remix)

I’m very obsessed with Laurie and the original track, but this has been such a vibe in the club in the wee hours. The repetition in both this version and the OG gets me in all the right spots.

The track that’s been unfairly slept on this year
Super Drama: Drama Theme

These guys are putting out some seriously vibey tunes. Drama Theme, however, is the stand-out for me.

The track I wish I’d signed to my label
Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Hard-Boiled Babe

Because she was very cool – she was great pals with Patti Smith – and Hard-Boiled Babe was so ahead of its time. Lizzy was from Lyon and was definitely the romantic French archetype. What I understand of this track, she talks of moving to Hollywood and the sexualisation of female writers there at that time. It still blows my mind.

The ideal festival track
Coober Pedy University Band: Kookaburra

Provided the festival was outside in the bush. This one is filled with cult-like chanting, some very cool percussion as well as some very vibey didgeridoo and – yep, you guessed it! – a kookaburra sample!

The best track by my favourite new artist
Nicola Cruz: Tzantza (Simple Symmetry remix)

It’s a weird one to play late when the crowd is in real party mode. I listen to this in my headphones so much.

The track I’d play at my funeral
The Trammps: Disco Inferno

This is pretty dark, but I always thought it would be funny if I was cremated and as they rolled the coffin off Disco Inferno was playing. If that doesn’t actually happen, I’ll be livid.

Haai plays Phonox, SW9, 6 May


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