Set of the Week: Brutal Techno from Fatima Hajji

Alexander Dias

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Set of the Week: Brutal Techno from Fatima Hajji

To call Spanish hard techno artist Fatima Hajji a rising talent would be inaccurate. She’s been serving up blistering hard techno to European audiences for two decades. Reinjecting techno with the raw hardcore rhythms of rave, the multi-label boss, composer, and animal lover has become a leader in pushing the techno movement forward.

Her performance for Wonderland Festival 2021 in Zaandam, Netherlands, distills her sound over 75 minutes of grinding hardcore beats. Some of the high moments? With energy like this, they are all high points but dropping an exclusive edit of “A Drug From God” by Chris Lake and NLP over a 135 BPM acid beat is the kind of moment that you wish you could experience live.

There’s a reason a Hajji is one of the most booked DJs on the techno circuit. She’s been honing her DJ skills since 16 when she surprised her friends and family with her first DJ gig at a Madrid club. Even then, her skills as a selector were finely tuned. She easily won the DJ contest and, after two years, was a figurehead in her city. 

These days you can’t name a lauded European festival or venue she hasn’t played. From Awakenings to Tomorrowland, Berghain to Privilege and Eden, every time she steps up to the decks, she emits trademark energy, joy, and confidence that was even apparent 20 years ago.

Catch Fatima Hajji live at Quantum, Brooklyn on June 25th. Tickets are available now.

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