One part Persian, one part British, all parts Techno – Leeds based young gun Samir Alikhanizadeh makes full-bodied industrial Techno that’s informed by UK Bass sounds under the guise of Happa. The story goes that following a series of fortunate events which included a boost of initial recognition from the likes of Loefah, Mary Anne Hobbs and Four Tet, things have been popping off for the teenager since his debut track ‘Boss’ surfaced on the internet in 2012. In the space of two years he has released on the likes of Church, Bleep, Domino, R&S, Boomkat Editions and recently collaborated with Manni Dee as Habits Of Hate.
Today Samir’s leads a double-life in striking a balance between coming into adolescence and diving head first into the deep end of the music industry. Currently living at home and studying music technology at sixth-form college he concurrently manages to find the time to take international bookings, and has recently co-founded a new record label, PT/5 Records with the first release coming out this month.