Part alien. Part human. Hatiras arrived back in 1999 and has been subconsciously penetrating the world’s ears, hearts and dance-floors with his pulsating, intergalactic house rhythms. He’s the owner of forward thinking and proudly underground Hatrax Records and the classic imprint Blow Media. Thanks to you, he’s been graced with too many top ten hits to count and the awards and international touring to back it.
His initial foray into the electronic music scene was as a promoter in the mid ’90s. His “Liquid Adrenaline” parties shaped the oncoming rave revolution in North America. With average attendances of 5,000 per show and a peak at 10,000, Hatiras made a huge mark in the scene before he developed into the artist he is known as today.
As a music producer, his first UK top ten and worldwide hit ‘Spaced Invader’ put him on the map back in 2001. It was selected as Pete Tong’s prestigious “essential new tune” twice and received heavy A-list radio play on BBC Radio 1. Things skyrocketed from there with radio stations around the world supporting Hatiras and artists like Erick Morillo, The Chemical Brothers, Danny Tenaglia, Boy George, Darren Emerson and the rest of the cream of the crop peppering their performances with music by Hatiras.
Since then he’s released over 400 singles and 7 albums exceeding sales of a million units through a multitude of labels including Defected, Ministry of Sound, Sony, Parlophone and his own labels Blow Media and Hatrax Records. He has collaborated with many of the biggest names in the business (Kylie Minogue, Bad Boy Bill, DJ Dan, MC Flipside, Nom De Strip and many others). He is also a 6 time Juno Award nominee and two time Juno and Socan Award winner for Best Dance artist in Canada.
His consistent stream of hits have included the massive tunes ‘Baked From Scratch’, ‘Something About You’, ‘Bass Monkeys’, ‘Donkey Punch’, ‘Just The Tip’ and ‘Get Blahsted’ (all top ten tunes on Beatport and iTunes).
In 2014 Hatiras smashed the mold and released a highly innovative album called “Message From 04244”. The 9 track, themed album showcased Hatiras’ production diversity and arrived with 9 amazing, spacey, inter-related music videos that link into a full movie (videos were shot, designed and edited by Hatiras). The album and videos are currently exploding on Youtube.
Fast forward to 2015 – Hatiras released his hugely successful “Back To ’99” EP, he’s well on his way to dominating a new sound with his fresh “Melvin & Klein” project (a joint effort with MC Flipside at www.melvinandklein.com) and he’s gearing up to release a crazy new album titled “2.5 Million Light Years”.
While some artists quickly fade in and out of the scene, Hatiras has continued to produce quality music while relentlessly touring the globe. He’s graced stages across Canada, the US, Europe, Australia, Japan, Ultra Music Festival, Burning Man, Dirty Dutch Festival Holland, EDC and more. Stay tuned for more exciting content by the man who has undeniably proven to be one of the true innovators, mainstays and leaders in dance music.