Influences: Fatima Hajji

‘Silver M’ label boss returns to our Middle Floor on 29th June. Ahead of the night, she shares five tracks that have heavily shaped her sound...

Entrepreneur, label boss, radio show host, producer and selector; Fatima Hajji is arguably one of the most driven artists to emerge into the electronic music soundscape in recent years. 

As the founder of hard techno label ‘Standbite’ and the tech house platform ‘Taikatta’, the launch of her own ‘Silver M’ imprint covers a more rolling, groove-laden sound after a summer of showcases in Ibiza’s much loved Eden nightclub last year. 

With a sound as diverse as her musical career so far, Hajji’s Arabic and Spanish roots shine brightly throughout her productions alongside a highly energetic approach to mixing. Taking her wild enthusiasm for powerful, high octane dance music on an international scale, Hajji has graced institutions including Barcelona’s Razzmatazz, Madrid’s FABRIK and she returns to our Middle Floor on Saturday, 29th June, alongside Lilly Palmer and our resident Kyle E. Ahead of the night, Fatima shares five tracks that have heavily shaped her sound... 

Gala - Freed from Desire 


This is an epic tune that I listened to before I started DJing. I always loved it and once I had the chance to play it in my sets it was very special. When I play it, you can feel it comes from the heart. 

Surgeon - La Real 


I think this track had its biggest repercussion in Spain, especially in the north. When Surgeon himself played it at the club called La Real in Asturias all the people went mad, it became an anthem of its time. 

Richie Hawtin - Minus Orange 


This one is so hypnotic that you can't listen to it just once. When it was released, it was possible that you'd hear it several times on the same night as most of the DJs wanted to play it. 

Ben Sims - Manipulated (Adam Beyer remix) 


This one has a super groove and when I play All Night Long it's one of my 'must plays'. 

Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up 


This is awesome! If I listen to it I have to dance, there's no choice. I found a vinyl techno bootleg and I played it until the vinyl was broken because of the intensive use. Now I can't find it, either.