Seamus Haji gives us 2 hours of Big Love every Monday morning from 10:00am
Who is Seamus Haji? Best known for his hit remake of “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life” which was Top 15 in the UK National Chart and of course that remix of Booty Luv’s “Boogie 2Nite” which peaked at number 2, he unwittingly spawned the electro house sound which went on to become ubiquitous, often imitated but arguably never bettered. His remixes retain a mark of quality, signature chords exuding warmth, and always respecting the vocal whether it be R&B royalty such as Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Brandy; indie/rock/pop such as Ting Tings, Moby, Just Jack, Mika or straight-up dance such as Calvin Harris, Axwell, Roisin Murphy. His own productions (including those alongside sometime partner Paul Emanuel) are well-known global dancefloor staples from ‘Weekend’ to ‘Take Me Away’ and his collaborations with Kaskade, EDX & Cevin Fisher being signed to label heavy weights Ultra, Strictly Rhythm and Sirup. The last few years have also seen him diversify and apply his skills to making both broadcast and stadium music for a number of UEFA international football championships and most recently UWW (United World Wrestling). As a DJ, he’s played all over the world & held down residencies at Ministry of Sound & Pacha in London and Ibiza and also toured for the likes of Defected, Hed Kandi & MOS across the globe. A previous official ambassador for Pioneer CDJs, he takes DJ skills very seriously. Over the last few years he’s also been taking in Australasia tours playing more chilled, house sets for the likes of Karma Beach club in various locations in Bali to main room house sets for Mardi Gras, Ivy, ARQ, Daywash & GH in Sydney & Melbourne. Seamus is also much in demand for radio mixes and compilations and highlights include two Radio 1 Essential Mixes, two exclusive Sessions releases for Ministry of Sound, a number for Defected, and he’s even released 2 comps for Men’s Health mag as well as those on his Big Love label. He will always say that he is first & foremost a DJ and that everything else followed. From the tender age of 16 playing hip hop and soul for infamous London Sound Systems, he was an instant crowd-pleaser on account of his technique and selection. This still applies and for him, nothing beats the adrenalin of thousands of people dancing in rhapsody to his music. Seamus Haji’s experience is all part of the mix. He has been involved in nearly all aspects of the Music Business from working in London’s most influential dance music record shops for 10 years to A&Ring for Slip’n’Slide Records and then Defected Records to interviewing and reviewing for seminal Dance Music publications such as Muzik Magazine, DMC Update, DJ Mag, Touch and Echoes. Since 2002 he has also been at the helm of his own much-respected house music label, Big Love (also including sister imprints Big Love Digital and Soul Love) for which he has either A&R’d, produced, remixed (or all three) nearly 200 hundred singles and mixed 10 compilations. It was this experience that led to legendary US house label Strictly Rhythm asking Seamus to be Head of A&R in 2010. He hosted their International radio show and podcast and also mixed the compilation, Strictly Summer for the label. Since then Seamus has left to concentrate on his studio work and had many projects out since. His track with house legend Cevin Fisher “I Love The Music” (Strictly Rhythm) peaked at No.2 in the Beatport House Chart, and his remake of The Chemical Brothers “Hey Boy Hey Girl” (Rising Music) with Nelski and his collaboration EDX “Love Express” (Big Love/Sirup) both showed his tougher big room side! The remixes still come thick & fast from major labels remixing for the likes Ella Henderson, Ed Sheeran, Labrinth, Indiana, Lion Babe, Foxes and he recently remixed Izzy Bizu “Mad Behaviour”. Seamus’ Big Love imprint has been running 15 years this year and to celebrate a slew of remixes will grace some of the most popular tracks on the label. Hot remixers on board such as Doorly, Tough Love, Illyus & barrientos, ATFC, Vanilla Ace, Sonny Wharton, David Penn is just a taste of what’s in store! His Big Love radio show has been running for 6 years now, is also available as an itunes podcast and the syndicated version is broadcast on over 40 Radio stations around the World (and growing!) With a relentless schedule across all strands of his career, he is living contradiction of those who insist that men can’t multi-task!