Official website: http://www.hannahwants.com/
One of the fastest rising talents of bass music in Britain at the moment has to be Hannah Alicia Smith, also known as “Hannah Wants.
Hannah Wants - Winner of the 2013 Bass Music Awards in association with Skiddle.com - http://thebassmusicawards.com/?p=655
A self-taught house music DJ from Birmingham, Hannah has become renowned for her bass infused sets which traverse everything from house to garage.
Having already played alongside some of the scene's biggest names including Annie Mac, Justin Martin, Shadow Child, Disclosure, Jaguar Skills, SBTRKT, Roska, Redlight, Magnetic Man, Mak & Pasteman and XXXY, Hannah Wants has firmly established herself as a DJ worthy of significant praise.
Hannah was brought up in a musically obsessed household, citing soul, r&b, alternative rock, indie and 80’s/90’s house and electro as her early musical exposure, inciting a passion in her that is more prevalent today than ever.
As she grew older, Hannah become more insistent on wanting to become a DJ, getting the chance to air her love for music to ravers who shared the same interests. Upon receiving a pair of turntables on her 17th Birthday, Hannah was swept up in the the late 90s early 2000s onset of speed garage, which became a launch pad for her journey as a DJ.
Armed with a pair of Technics vinyl decks, an Allen and Heath mixer and an ever growing and diverse vinyl collection, Hannah developed her mixing style and prowess which she began to unleash on the Birmingham clubbing scene with devastating effect.
Taking something of a gamble, Hannah spent the summer of 2010 in Ibiza in order to have the chance of getting her more experience as a DJ. Her singular style behind the decks saw her gain an instant following and make an impression that resulted in a residency Hush, won her three DJ competitions, and get sets at Eden, Es Paradis, Space, Viva and Vodka Club. Her talents were spotted by the guys behind GLAS, the largest event in the Midlands, and she was signed up for a residency upon returning to Blighty.
The following year saw Hannah Wants finally start headlining events in the UK, with a return season in Ibiza yielding yet more impressive slots as her style and her ability to move a crowd hit its full stride. Space, Eden, Plastik and Hed Kandi all sought out Hannah for headlining appearances, cementing her reputation as one of the UK's hottest DJing talents.
2012 saw Hannah win yet more DJing competitions, notably for Mixmag, resulting in her invitation to play at Creamfields, Cream's 20th Anniversary Tour and as part of Annie Mac presents. She also played an underground rave in Germany, appeared at XOYO and 902, and embarked on a mini tour of South Africa, of which she said in an interview with Skiddle "Touring South Africa was one of the best experiences of my life. I played at some great parties and met some great people - their hospitality was amazing. I was also lucky enough to visit some really amazing places."
Now one of the most in demand bass music DJs, Hannah has also turned her hand to producing. Her knowledge of how to work a dance floor shines through in her creative output, resulting in her tracks finding their ways into the record bags of everyone from Shadow Child to Eats Everything, B. Traits to Ben UFO, Gorgon City to Andi Durrant, and Foamo to Marcus Nasty. Support also regularly comes in the shape of leading radio stations like Rinse FM, Radio One and Kiss FM. Her popularity was cemented with her winning of the Public's Choice Award at 2013's Bass Music Awards.
Hannah remains full of ambition, and her fast rising career looks set to continue at a lightning pace, establishing her as a definite heroine of bass music.