genre:Techno Prodigy

when:05.06.2015 | Aquarium

In 2012 a 14 year old Samir Alikhanizadeh AKA Happa started uploading his take on UK Bass & Techno to soundcloud. He quickly won the praises of tastemakers including Loefah, Skream, Annie Mac, and Ben UFO. The same year he remixed Vondelpark (R&S) and Four Tet (Text) whilst beginning to mix exclusive sets for Mary Anne Hobbs XFM show and Mixmags ‘Mix of the week’. A lot to happen for a 15 year old. His first 12" release came on underground London label CHURCH which won more support. 2013 saw some special releases from Happa come out on Boomkat and part of Bleep’s Green Series, which young Samir displayed his direction moving towards the tougher techno side of electronic music. His DJ career has seen him play at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around Europe including; Bestival, Glastonbury, Dimensions  Outlook, ADE, Warehouse Project, Golden Pudel, Sonar and Trouw to name a few. Still just 17 years old, Happa recently set up his own label ‘PT/5 Records’ which saw it’s first release from Witch in September 2014. Whilst working on more music his latest production offering ‘Hallucinations’ debuted on James Blake’s BBC Radio 1 show and clearly displays young Samir’s kinetic talent.