HAAi displays her bizarro tech-house prowess with “Purple Jelly Disc” featuring Obi Franky

Australian DJ and producer HAAi has unleashed “Purple Jelly Disc”, the latest banger from her upcoming debut album Baby, We’re Ascending, which arrives in May via Mute.

For “Purple Jelly Disc” she’s enlisted the talents of fellow London dweller Obi Franky, although she doesn’t get to really express herself until the back half of the six minute banger. “Purple Jelly Disc” is a jaw-dropping display of HAAi’s technical wizardry, starting with a quaking set of drum breaks and pulses that interlock into an imperious groove, over which she layers atmospherically stretched synths and vocal snippets; one minute warming, the next like a warzone. You wonder how the vocalist is going to fit into this mayhem, but HAAi beautifully makes space for her by shifting the song into a new dimension. All of a sudden “Purple Jelly Disc” becomes not only a floor-filler but a tenderly tuneful avant-pop track filled with yearning vocals from Obi Franky luminously floating above it all, delivering an arms-aloft free-floating finale.

The video for “Purple Jelly Disc” was created by The Horrors’ Tom Furse; check that out below or find the track on streaming platforms.

HAAi’s debut album Baby, We’re Ascending arrives on May 27 through Mute. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

You can also catch her at these dates:

2nd April – GHENT – Kompass
16th April – EDINBURGH – Terminal V Festival
22nd April – PARIS – Rex Club
27th April – AMSTERDAM – Straf_Werk Kings Day
29th April – MILAN – Magazinni Generali
30th April – LEEDS – Garden Party
13th May – BARCELONA – Nitsa
14th May – MUNICH – Blitz
21st May – OXFORD – The Bullingdon
27th May – MIAMI – Floyd, Space
28th – NEW YORK – Elsewhere (Roof)
29th May – PHILADELPHIA – Making Time @ Warehouse on Watts
30th May – DETROIT – Movement
2nd June – BRISTOL – Love Saves The Day
3rd June – MALTA – Annie Mac Presents Lost & Found
4th June – GLASGOW – Riverside Festival
9th June – BARCELONA – Primavera Sound
11th June – MANCHESTER – Parklife Festival
12th June – IRELAND – Beyond the Pale Festival
2nd July – HEREFORDSHIRE – El Dorado Festival
6th July – PAG, CROATIA – Hideout Festival
9th July – BEDFORDSHIRE – Lost In A Moment
14th July – TISNO, CROATIA – Love International
24th July –CHESHIRE – Blue Dot Festival
6th August – AUSTRIA – Paradise Garden
12th August – CORNWALL – Boardmasters Festival
15th August – MALTA – Glitch Festival
17th August – PORTUGAL – Festival Paredes De Coura
19th August – BELGIUM – Pukkelpop
20th August – LONDON – Field Day
21st August – CHARLEVILLE-MÉZIÈRES– Cabaret Vert
27th August – LINCOLN – Lost Village
7th September – VLORË, ALBANIA – ION Festival