SOUND SYSYEM returns for their second outing at Rhino this Thursday. This week, they’re bringing Hannah Wants along for the ride with support from Beat Cleaver, George Francis & Jakuzé, and Luna Grooves. SOUND SYSTEM launched last week with Damon C Scott (of Storm Queen / MK) fame, and has plenty more lined up for the coming weeks.

If you think it is purely the men who bring it hard behind the decks – you have yet to meet Hannah Wants. Miss Wants, notorious for her hard-hitting bass house style, is a self taught DJ from Birmingham. Over the past few years this new genre of house music has quickly risen to the forefront of the scene with Hannah securely taking the reigns as its leading lady.

Despite being hugely creative at the decks, the mystery of Hannah’s stage name was born from a slightly less inventive place. Liking the letter “W” and searching through a list of words in the dictionary is Hannah’s exciting account of the birth of her surprisingly ingenious alias “Hannah Wants”.

In April 2013, Hannah’s track “Dappy” was released through Food Music. It found worldwide success and support and firmly established Hannah as a musical force to be reckoned with. Interestingly the name “Dappy” found its title due to another bout of genius similar to that of “Wants”. Hannah and Chris Lorenzo were in the studio to remix one of Dappy’s (N-Dubz) tracks, proving unsuccessful, they instead began playing around with sounds, in doing so they fell across the signature “Dappy” bassline riff and a soon to be infamous track.

Since then, Hannah’s tracks and mixes have continued to create waves, gaining momentum with every release. One thing, amongst many, that sets Wants apart from other DJ’s is her continued free music that she pushes out to her followers. The gratitude felt by Hannah for the support she receives is infinite, bi-monthly Hannah releases a meticulously crafted 24+ track ‘mixtape’ on her SoundCloud page as a free download for all to enjoy encompassing her favourite current tracks, taking you on a journey from start to finish.

In 2013 Hannah signed with Echo Location Talent Agency, firmly asserting her status alongside the UK’s leading DJ’s, producers and songwriters. Dates at some of the biggest events and venues across the world have followed, racking up an impressive diary.

Beat Clever plays an amalgamation of bass music, playing everything from deep house to the gnarlyist nailcore drum & bass … he also hates coconut and people who don’t have an iPhone. Beat Cleaver has achieved many things within his short DJ career, including landing a residence on MistaJam’s Daily Dose Mix feature on BBC 1Xtra and playing some of the biggest festivals in the UK. He also came 3rd in the Pioneer King Of The Decks 2010 competition. Here’s something:


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Adam is a physics graduate from the University of Southampton with an interest in electronic music. He co-founded Sotonight and was involved with SEMSU and other music-related projects while at university.