Get To Know "Mha Iri"
Yes it was. I had the chance to play at the Berlin Love Parade which has relaunched as Rave The Planet. I wasn’t sure what to expect but over 300,000 people turned up and the vibe was electric.
On Saturday 23rd July Mha Iri makes her Egg London debut as she joins Indira Paganotto, Kyle E & Will Lewis. An artist that's been making strides across the industry over the last few years, with releases on 1605, AnalyticTrail, Respekt Recordings, Insectum Records + More. She has shared the stage with the likes of Lily Palmer, 999999999, Slam, T78 + many more and is an artist to keep an eye on for the future.
GET TO KNOW "MHA IRI"
Hi Mha, how has your summer in Europe been so far?
I was born in Scotland and moved to Australia a few years ago so being back home in the UK has been lovely as it’s allowed me to spend lots of time with my family and old friends as well as being able to travel to different countries to dj that I didn’t have the chance to go to before.
I saw that you made your Berlin debut, that must have been an exciting milestone?
Yes it was. I had the chance to play at the Berlin Love Parade which has relaunched as Rave The Planet. I wasn’t sure what to expect but over 300,000 people turned up and the vibe was electric. It will definitely be a very special moment I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life.
You are doing quite a bit of production at the moment, do you prefer to produce or to live mix?
I love both in different ways. Productions is very much a love/hate relationship and sometimes I get really frustrated when I’m having a creative block but when things are going well and I have the muse on my shoulder then it’s an amazing feeling. I’ve always loved mixing from the moment I started but there are limits to how far you can take that. Production allows me to express my feelings in a way that I feel mixing can’t.
This year you have gone way over the 500k listeners mark on Spotify, and made the album cover for a popular playlist. That must have been the best feeling in the world?
It has been wonderful to see how much support I have received on Spotify and to see the amount of people who are listening to my music. In all honesty it doesn’t feel real in a way but getting that recognition is amazing.
The last two years have been really rocky for the industry due to Lady Corona. How have you found the transition period back to normality?
Yes it was very challenging time and the fallout from that continues to be difficult in some ways especially travel and flight cancellations which seem to be happening a lot more than before. As a travelling artist that’s definitely top of the list for stresses at the moment. The transition for me has been good, I’m just really thankful to be getting back to doing what I love. A few people I know struggled with anxiety after not being around big groups of people or socialising for so long but it’s been the opposite for me. I love feeling the energy in a big room of people who are all there to dance and connect. I’m definitely very thankful that clubs and festivals are back and life is being breathed into the industry again.