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