Having arrived from Australia, where she sang for a psychedelic rock band, HAAi – real name Teneil Throssel – first fell in love with European club culture during a trip to Berlin (one that included a stop-off at the Berghain, naturally…). While she may collect records belonging to all manner of diverse genres from Turkish funk to Nigerian beats, it’s her unique blend of techno, house, disco and African percussion that really make her DJ sets soar. Known for her generosity behind the decks, HAAi possesses a singular style in which textures and bass are as prominent as they are melodic. After several EPs, in 2022 she revealed her debut album Baby We’re Ascending, a sonic adventure that, like her, navigates from genre to genre without complexes.
Her history with Nuits sonores dates back to 2018 and her first appearance with Daniel Avery: since then, it’s been a mutual love affair. After her first appearance in Brussels in 2021, it’s as curator that she returns for this 2023 edition, with a line-up that we expect to be in her image: demanding, uninhibited and hard to label.