FEATURED ARTIST FRIDAY: Haleigh Haus
Haleigh Haus is a DJ and producer based in Chicago with years of DJing experience in nightclubs, festivals, and high-end events. Her producing skills have developed exponentially since she first attended Columbia College Chicago for Audio Arts and Acoustics. Haus evolves her sets into a high volume musical experience. She has become well versed in many genres of music; mostly blending Tech House, House, Techno and Bass House. Each set is more colorful and more energy filled than her last. She is currently wrapping up her first few solo EPs.
What genre would you describe yourself as? Why?
I mainly spin tech house but I blend a lot of other genres in depending on the crowd. Sometimes I’ll go deep techno and other times I’ll play some old disco. I love to keep things fun and never too serious.
Tell us something that you’re doing now and are excited about.
I recently moved into a really dope studio space at the Music Garage here in Chicago and it’s taken my writing to a whole new level.
What artists influence you/do you look up to?
I’m pretty obsessed with anything to do with Shiba San or Green Velvet.
What is your proudest moment so far? (blogged/signed/etc..)
Playing the largest electronic stage at Summer Camp my first year ever playing that fest… the Universe was definitely on my side that day.
What DAW do you use?
What are some of your favorite plug-ins?
I use a lot of Waves plugins. You can never go wrong with Universal Audio and I really dig a lot of the Cableguys plugins… too many to name here!
What is something you cannot leave home without (besides keys, phone, wallet)?
Long days and nights in entertainment can take quite a toll on your body. How do you stay healthy?
I’ve significantly scaled back my drinking. I cut out hard liquor all together. I go to the gym a lot and I take boxing classes a few times per week. I also eat extremely healthy and drink tons of water. Also - SLEEP. Getting enough sleep every night is so important and a lot of people in this industry feel like it’s optional. Start sleeping more and resting your brain!
If you had to do something else (outside of music), what would it be?
I’m really into real estate and listen to lots of podcasts about investing… I plan on pursuing that along with my music.
What was your favorite show that you've played?
What’s your current favorite show (tv/Netflix/etc…) worth binging?
I don’t really care to watch much tv… I mainly watch YouTube vlogs and documentaries. I always want to be learning something new. I did watch that new show “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” though and it was hilarious!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what album would you have with you?
Radiohead - OK Computer
What is a quote or phrase that you try to live by? Why?
There’s a long post that Jauz made on his facebook that I printed out so I could physically see it every day that has been so amazingly motivational to me. I’ll post the link so you can find it and read through it if you wish. Definitely a must read for anyone who wants a career in music!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
You control your reality. Don’t take any of it too seriously. HAVE FUN EVERY DAY.