Producer/ A+R/Labels/DJ/ Lecturer
There is a distinct possibility that the name Seamus Haji may already be familiar to you. One of the most creative and technically gifted house DJ’s of our time with many more strings to his bow, he began his DJing career at the tender age of 16 with a South London Soundsystem playing a mixture of early House, Soul and Hip Hop. With a barrel-full of drive, enthusiasm and determination he went on to secure his first residency at The Satellite.
He then became a regular fixture at the likes of Ministry of Sound, Code, Bed and Pacha, London. He has also enjoyed numerous residencies around the globe, including the four years at Pacha, Ibiza where he gathered an army of fans, possibly something to do with his rather dashing looks as well as his DJing ability of course! Musically his strength is his diversity playing as comfortably alongside, for example, Kenny Dope as Steve Angello.
Steeped in the history of dance music and club culture, Seamus is also a record producer, who had a number one on the UK Dance Chart, with a cover of Indeep’s, “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life”. He originally released this as a single in 2004. The single originally reached #69 on the UK Singles Chart, and #13 on re-issue in March 2007 and #1 on the UK Dance Chart.
He has remixed many tracks by other artists, some of which have been promoted as the main version of the track in question. “Boogie 2nite” by Booty Luv, which reached number 2 on the UK chart, being one such track.
Haji has worked with many of the biggest names in music, including Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Moby, Mika and most recently, Calvin Harris, Rita Ora and Craig David.
He often produces in partnership with Paul Emanuel, and together they had a UK Singles Chart hit, with their cover of True Faith and Bridgette Grace with Final Cut’s, “Take Me Away”.
He has worked with many key labels throughout his career in the role of A+R Manager, these include Defected, Toolroom and Slip n Slide.