‘Haakonsen,’ a name synonymous with forward thinking, groove-oriented party music. Always taking a sideways approach to dance-floor deliverance, Haak’s production, performance and enthusiasm is nothing short but infectious. Since Haak’s first appearance on the scene in 2004, he’s been on a focused mission to share and inspire people with his love for underground electronic music. His genuine passion for making people dance, coupled with his intrinsic creative nature has allowed Haakonsen to thrive as a DJ in his home town and on international stages. Alongside his frequent club appearances throughout Western Canada, Haak’s now a regular act at major music festivals such as FozzyFest, Motion Notion, Connect, and Burning Man.
Growing up in the 90’s rave scene, Haakonsen has gained inspiration from the many flavors offered by genres of that time. His sophisticated approach to bass and melody provides a plethora of soundscapes; blending deep and techy House vibes with rugged and edgier energies of UK-Bass and Garage. Haak’s music both captivates mind and emotion, as well as fuels dance-floors at even the sweatiest late-night gatherings.
Haakonsen has celebrated the success of 4 official EP releases, 4 official’s remixes and countless bootlegs that have seen radio play around the globe. Haak’s music has made it to top 10 in the charts both at Beatport and on Satellite radio, and has seen four of his original tracks ‘featured’ on Beatport.
2013 was a big year for Haakonsen. With the recent signing to Vancouver-based label ‘East Van Digital,’ Haak unleashed his much anticipated ‘Jyloh’ EP. The EP features 4 original bass-infused house and garage jams. “Influenced by both classic and modern sounds, his combination of finely chopped vocals and bouncy bass lines are all signatures of his forward-thinking, groove oriented production” - EVD
Undoubtedly, Haakonsen has already made his mark in clubs and parties from coast to coast, and continues to spread his love and passion for music through his energetic DJ sets and his forward-thinking music production.
SUB030 - Haaskonsen x Isis Graham EP - 2014 - Substation Recordings
SUB027 – Haakonsen – Fekete (Original Mix) – 2014 – Substation Recordings
EVDVA009 – Haakonsen – Drumvagon (Original Mix) – 2013 - East Van Digital
AZR141 – Haakonsen & Tyrek – Puffin N Passin (Original Mix) – 2013 - Atomic Zoo Recordings
EVDEP016 – Haakonsen – Jyloh EP – 2013 – East Van Digital
DL164 – TLA – Sexy (Haakonsen Remix) – 2012 - Don’t Look Productions
DL158 – Haakonsen – Stacks EP – 2012 – Don’t Look Productions
AZR096 – Van Tek – Swarm & Multiply (Haakonsen Remix) – 2012 - Atomic Zoo Recordings
DL130 – Haakonsen – Role Kontrol EP – 2011 – Don’t Look Productions
AZR061 – Allie J & DTF! – Sex On The Beach (Haakonsen Remix) – 2011 - Atomic Zoo Recordings
AZR057 – Rusty Meeks – Sally The Hand Whistler (Haakonsen Remix) – 2011 – Atomic Zoo Recordings
AZR019 – Haakonsen – Shake Yaz EP – 2010 - Atomic Zoo Recordings