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London's Most Promising DJ HAAi Gives Synth-Pop Trio Sälen a Trippy Rework

"Copper Kiss" is taken for a wild, and woozy ride.

by Angus Harrison
14 December 2016, 11:50am

Sälen, photographed by Ellis Scott.

We've got something truly woozy for you this morning. East-London trio Sälen already had a melting synth-pop wonder in the shape of "Copper Kiss," their recently released single, but the original has now been give a hallucinatory rework by Phonox resident HAAi. The remix takes the coquettish spring of the source material and spreads it over a psychedelic 4/4. It's now primed and ready for the gentle forward motion of a late-evening build up set.

The first time I heard "Copper Kiss" I really loved how dreamy the whole feel of the track was and so it was really important to keep that vibe for the remixes. I did the DUB version with one of my best friends and favourite producers Jono Ma/JUNO MARS which was our first collab. Was great to get to work on a pal's track and end up with a 12" I can play out."

HAAi has already had a massive year off the back of her DJing, but if this rework is anything to go by, it's not just her selections that make her worthy of our attention. Listen below.

Copper Kiss is out now via Island Records.

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