A young, surging force, with a unique vocal twist, is on the rise in the British house and urban electronic realm, and it goes by the name of Lloyd Haines.
A young, surging force, with a unique vocal twist, is on the rise in the British house and urban electronic realm, and it goes by the name of Lloyd Haines. An artist whose brilliant diversity is reflected in his material to date, his productions remain true to his statement that “no genre really defines me, I just make what I make and go with whatever I am vibing with.”
Born into a family of musical theatre, 24-year-old, Welsh-born DJ and producer, Haines has been immersed in the musical world since walking his first steps.
A finalist in the 2015 ‘Evermix Toolroom DJ Competition’ with Mark Knight and his Toolroom family as the expert panel, Haines has gone on to become a brand ambassador and line-up regular for the renowned Zoo Project and has held events in twenty cities and counting across the UK. Haines’ impressive list of stand-out performances includes sets for heavyweight brands such as Elrow, Drumcode and the famous, Defected. Past gigs have seen him DJ alongside Solardo, Michael Bibi, Patrick Topping, Luigi Madonna, Derrick Carter and Dense and Pika. In the last twelve months, Haines has racked up gigs in Amsterdam, Budapest and Ibiza. This summer he will join Richy Ahmed’s stage at the esteemed Hideout Festival in Croatia, having previously been billed on past festival lineups with names such as Claptone, Annie Mac and Craig David.
With a meticulous ear for synthesizers, sine waves and drum processing, Haines glided into production with ease. His 2017 debut single 'Slow Down' on Miami-based label ‘Morph’ received global airplay from UK’s Kiss FM all the way to New Zealand’s Edge FM and gained huge support from both Joseph Capriati and Paco Osuna. Haines’ remix of Michon’s ‘Twist Of Fate’ won the Somatic Records Remix Competition in 2017 while ‘Motion,’ a production from his soon to be released debut album, has gained early support from the likes of Detlef, Riva Starr and Raffa FL, and looks set to make waves across global dancefloors. His first vocal tool of DJ Hyperactive and Len Faki’s ‘Wide Open’ peaked at No 31 on the Top 100 Techno Hyped It Chart and was the kickstart to laying down his vocals on his own beats, opening doors to many more top tier collaborations soon to be revealed. More recently, material released under his collaborative alias ‘Delaines’ with Toolroom and Flashmob’s Delgado has gained BBC radio support, with their track ‘Something In Me’ reaching the top 30 in the Tech-House Traxsource chart, sitting alongside the likes of Carl Cox, Patrick Topping and Fisher.
Haines’ style of vocal-infused, bassline-ridden productions possess a catchy, commercial edge that has increasingly grabbed the attention of the masses. The illustration of his far-reaching appeal has been clearly demonstrated in the early stages of his career through acknowledgements from clubs, promoters, labels, fans and artists alike. As the coming months unfold, Haines will begin to drip-feed exclusive new material to the electronic music world, leading up to the release of his debut album later in the year. With his reputation skyrocketing and a series of events and exciting tour dates to bank, Lloyd Haines is certainly one to watch.
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Selected discography Lloyd Haines
Good Morning, B (Original Mix) [Single]
Lloyd Haines - Slow Down (Original Mix) [Single]
Lloyd Haines - Slow Down (The Remixes) [EP]
Michon - Twist of Fate (Lloyd Haines Remix) [EP]
FOXTROT ALPHA RECORDINGS
J-Me Griffiths & SJ - Mexico (Lloyd Haines Remix) [EP]
Lloyd Haines & Joseph Ochoa - Imbue (Original Mix) [Single]
Lloyd Haines - Slow Down (Original Mix) [Project Techno, Vol.10]
Lloyd Haines & Joseph Ochoa - Imbue (Original Mix) [Nothing But...The Biggest Tech House, Vol. 09]
C O N T X T - Paris to Berlin (Lloyd Haines Remix) [EP]