Self-taught DJ Hannah is quick becoming one of the biggest British stars in house music. Her calendar is packed full of dates in clubs across the world with a 3-year residency in Amnesia, Ibiza, and she’s well on her way to taking the US too.
We caught up with her to chat favourite gigs, Instagram stalking and what she’s got in her party survival kit…
Tell us about yourself…
I’m a DJ / Producer hailing from Birmingham. I started DJ’ing Speed Garage & UKG over a decade ago on my beloved Technics and now I’d consider myself a house music artist. I love dipping into my roots sound wise but yeah tech, techno, deep, bass… If I like it and it fits my sound and sets, I’ll play it.
What’s the best things about Ibiza?
Ibiza is probably my favourite place in the world as it holds so many special memories for me. It’s a magical island, amazing weather, beautiful scenes and the best island in the world in terms of music, events, clubs and DJ’s. Yep, I think you can tell I LOVE Ibiza.
Why do you think it draws people back year after year?
The variety. There’s SO much going on every day and night, whatever dance music you’re into you’re literally spoilt for choice.
What’s your favourite club in Ibiza?
I’d have to say Amnesia as I’ve been a resident there for three years running and it’s without a doubt one of my favourite clubs in the world.
What’s the craziest party you have ever been too?
I’d have to say last year at Pikes in Ibiza. What Hannah Wants hosted an event at Ibiza Rocks and we held an 80’s and 90’s classic after party at Pikes. If you know about Pikes then you’ll know what kinda crazy I’m talking about but yeah basically we raved to the likes of Madonna, Chaka Khan and Madonna until the early hours and then the after after party got pretty crazy too! Haha.
Who’s your favourite Ibiza DJ?
Y’know what, I don’t get to see many DJ’s as I’m usually flying in and out but I’ve booked a ten night stay in August with only one gig so I’m looking forward to going out a couple of nights and checking some events out. Music On is defo on my to-do list!
What is in your party survival kit?
Berocca and water has saved me on many an occasion.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
Ermmmm I’ve met loads over the years. The My Nu Leng boys are beautiful people, I like that.
Where can we see you perform next?
I’m in America and Canada this weekend for a mini-tour then I’m back to the UK to TITP in Scotland and then straight to Ibiza to play Mambos and Amnesia. The list goes on but you can find all of my gig dates and infos via my website hannahwants.com
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
This question is literally impossible to answer. There have been so many memorable sets in so many different countries and for different reasons. It’s one of the many things I love about my job, no gig is ever the same.
What’s on the agenda for 2016?
I’ve got another three months of crazy summer schedule left and then as we go into AW16 I’m gonna be back into mainly clubs as opposed to festivals. It’s nice having the two different kind of seasons and I appreciate both of them.
As well as gigging all over I’ll be working on music and other projects in between.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
People who like to go out and rave wanna look good standard and so I think there’s an undeniable link between the two industries.
What’s your favourite music video?
I don’t get to watch many y’know, I don’t have the time howeverrrrr I did cop Rihanna’s Needed Me vid the other day and it’s power!
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
Hahaha… That’d be telling!
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
You’d have to follow me on Snapchat to find out.
What makes you laugh?
Impractical Jokers… Absolute fave programme! It makes me cry I laugh that much and I want all four of them as my best friends.
What’s your secret addiction?
Trainers, except it’s not so much of secret.
What would be your superhero power?
Can being able to live forever be a superhero power? Yeah I want that one.
What was the first thing you did thing morning?
Check my phone, always. Then it’s shower time.
Tell us something weird about yourself…
My mates are always telling me I’m a freak with my ways. Like OCD ways, things on shelves have to be facing the right way, my fridge and cupboard contents have to be organised to perfection. Yeah I’m an odd human with organisation.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Lapsley…I’ve been a fan of hers ever since I heard Falling Short but she invited me to her gig in Brooklyn a couple of months ago and I was blown away. The girl is MAD talented and I love her work.
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
Wow, hard question. I really love Dubai, Ibiza, New York and Miami… So many amazing places around the world!
If you were a Spice Girl which one would you be?
I used to play football and I’m a gym freak so definitely Sporty.
What do you love about Missguided?
Their wide range of bodys. I’m always wearing bodys for gigs because they’re comfy and easy to dress up or down so I like every style possible to keep it switching up slightly.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
My travel wear… Some kind of tracky / baggy pants and I live in black vests.
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
Trainers. You can never take too many pair of trainers with you on tour. And even then you can buy more whilst on tour. Kicks are everything.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
I don’t actually have much time to look y’know. I tend to find the odd brand on Instagram and then buy the entire collection. My manager also knows me and my style inside out so she’ll sometimes drop me a link to a new brand or piece of clothing which she knows I’ll like. Rabbithole London is an example of this, such boss clothing.
What best describes your style?
Cool and casual. Pretty much all black everything.
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
I genuinely don’t follow fashion trends and on the odd occasion I do go shopping I rarely find anything I fall in love with. I’m more of a brand follower. Adidas Y-3 has been killing it lately!
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?
Head to toe Y-3. Most of their collection is just insane!
Wanna know more? Follow Hannah on Instagram @hannah_wants
…and listen to her tunes on Soundcloud: