Written by Sina Watson
While growing up in West Michigan, Taimur Hayat, known as Haiku, fell in love with music like many of us; shows and sharing. He started out learning to read music and playing the guitar, piano, and drums. The summer after his high school graduation, he discovered his passion for DJing and producing while attending college at Western Michigan University. Linking up with other friends of aspiring artists with a passion for producing, he perfected his mixing.
“Living in a house with six like-minded aspiring producers is an incredible experience and has been instrumental in molding me into the artist I am today.” – Taimur Hayat
Soon he went from packing out house parties to opening up as direct support for Louis Futon’s Grand Rapids show in 2017. Like many producers, he packed his bags after graduation and headed to Los Angeles with some of his college friends Chris (Sully), Matt (Peekaboo) and Brandon. He credits his inspiration to his college friends and roommates along with Porter Robinson and Mat Zo.
After producing melodic future bass, Taimur’s new dark house project ‘Haiku’ is a more accurate reflection of the genres that first introduced him to electronic music.
“When my friend Brian suggested the name ‘Haiku’, it instantly clicked with my vision for this project. Haiku’s are special because they don’t follow a rhyming pattern, and I really resonate with the idea of experimenting with sounds and not forcing my music into a cookie-cutter frame.” – Taimur Hayat
‘FEAR,’ opens up with a rift reminiscent of those pop punk days while a voice over “I’m scared,” immediately brings in the house bassline. Its the perfect track to play at your Halloween party, but if you’re like me, you’ll want to keep the lights on.
Check out ‘FEAR’ on all platforms: https://fanlink.to/ilyhaikufear