Q&A with Hanna Haïs
Raised on a diet of American Soul classics, Hanna Haïs has been singing and writing songs since her childhood. Her first album ‘Rosanova’, which included tracks produced by Matthias Heilbronn, Ralf Gum and Larry Heard. Following its release in Europe, Asia and in the USA. “Rosanova” reached #2 in the dance charts in Japan. The single ‘Rosa Nova’ was picked up by Defected and her follow-up single ‘Jazz Samba’, with an amazing Ian Carey remix, went straight to #1 on Traxsource. Following ‘Rosa Nova’, Defected released another single ‘Ta Reine’, which was remixed by Jamie Lewis and DJ Pierre. Again it went straight to #1 on Traxsource.
Hanna Haïs ‘ tracks have been included on some of the most important and best-selling compilations in recent years including ‘Defected Ibiza In The House’, ‘Defected Miami In The House’, ‘Masters At Work’, ‘Hed Kandi’, ‘Buzzin Fly’, ‘Ultra’ and ‘Cirque du Soleil’.
Since 2007 Hanna Haïs has been DJing professionally, touring the entire world delivering her own style of House music strongly influenced by the new sounds coming from South Africa and Angola and singing her own tunes to her devoted fans. Her ability to connect with them is nothing short of awe inspiring. Working with Producers such as Alex Finkin, Mr. V, Eric Kupper and DJ Djeff from Angola. Always ready to push new boundaries, Hanna Haïs’ DJ sets are nothing short of magical!
- Where do you feel at home?
Even though I have been living in Paris for 17 years now, I still feel at home in Saint Raphael, on the French Riviera, this is where I grew up, my sister and brothers are still living there, I have many friends and the weather is so great, nothing beats the weather form the French Riviera.
- Where would you like to travel next?
I love Asia, I have been there quite a few times DJing/touring, Bali is fantastic, the people, the food, the scenery, I love it but my all time favorite place is Hangzhou in China, this is so beautiful, I hope to get back soon.
- What’s your favorite party spot?
Ibiza is the best, there’s no competition, there’s a very special vibe there that I like a lot, I feel that the best people from the world come, meet and mingle gently. Everyone is welcome in Ibiza. I will go in September for a week, planning to spend more time there in 2015.