is one of today's most accomplished and in-demand house music artists.
His many roles include DJ, producer, remixer, label owner and promoter.
Hatiras started out as a party promoter in the early 1990's. His company,
Liquid Adrenaline grew into one of North America's largest promotion
companies with over 40 distinct events in arenas, boat cruises, hotel
suites, warehouses and night-clubs. His events averaged 5,000 patrons
and peaked at over 10,000.
Following his role as a promoter Hatiras began producing music for
the masses attending his events. In 1998 he signed to Bad Boy Bill's
Chicago based label IHR and released his track 'Digital Doom'. The
track was an instant success and received heavy support from top
European DJs. His subsequent releases continued to gain momentum
however it wasn't until his third release in 2001, 'Spaced Invader',
that the world got to know Hatiras.
'Spaced Invader' was praised by every top DJ including Pete Tong, Darren
Emerson, The Chemical Brothers, Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Groove
Armada and Roger Sanchez to name a few. It was re-released by the
UK's premier house label Defected, Australia's Ministry of Sound,
Canada's Universal Music and Mexico's BMG. The vocals were performed
by Basement Jaxx's ragga rapper Slarta John and mixes were commissioned
from some of the top names in electronic music (Darren Emerson, Olav
Basoski, Ian Pooley, J-Majik, King Unique, High Contrast and others).
The music video and song were massive hits selling huge units and
topping charts across the world including the UK's infamous BBC Radio
One. By 2002, 'Spaced Invader' had earned Hatiras a prestigious Canadian
Juno Award (the equivalent of an American Grammy) for best dance
song, and a SOCAN award for most radio play by a dance artist.
As a remixer Hatiras has been recruited to rework music by Kylie Minogue,
Loleatta Holloway, Junior Jack, Ministers De La Funk, Olav Basoski,
Carole Pope and The Bomfunk MCs to name a few. His zany remixes have
been featured on many of the biggest labels in the dance music world
including IHR, Azuli, Defected, Manifesto, Ministry of Sound, Parlophone,
V2 and Sony.
Besides his chart-topping productions, Hatiras' DJ career has sent
him on tour across Canada, USA, Europe, Australia and South America.
He has been featured in the publications Mixmag, 7, DJ, Face, Jockey
Slut, M8, Ministry, Loud, Move-X and Klublife. He has also appeared
and performed on countless radio and television shows including The
UK's Pepsi Chart Show, BBC Radio One, Kiss FM; Canada's Electric
Circus, Much Music, Musique Plus, La Bouge, Global Groove, CBC Galaxie
Radio; and a variety of shows spanning across the globe.
In 2002 Hatiras released his highly anticipated debut artist album
'Arrival'. It included collaborations with Chicago's Bad Boy Bill
and Delano, and remixes by techno godfather Joey Beltram, Germany's
Patrick Alavi, and the UK's Total Science. 'Arrival' received strong
reviews, excellent sales and total support from the global dance
His other projects include his top selling compilation series called
'Electronic Luv' and 'Electronic Luv Too'. The first volume became
one of the top selling electronic projects in Canada through 2003
with the current edition outpacing its predecessor with strong sales
Building on all of his success and understanding of the music industry,
Hatiras launched his own record label, Blow Media in 2004. With over
a year dedicated to planning the label launch, and a philosophy to
provide only the highest quality cutting-edge music, artwork and
packaging, Blow Media has already established itself as one of the
world's premiere underground labels.
Charging out of the gate, the debut Blow Media release, Hatiras' 'Hit
N' Run EP' featured the hit track 'Money Shot' which has been licensed
to numerous compilations mixed by top international DJs, and re-released
with new mixes including a reworking by France's Antoine Clamaran.
In its first week of release Hatiras' 'Money Shot' sold 10,000 units
worldwide with Blow Media frantic to keep up with demands for the
release. With a steady stream of smash releases since then, Blow
Media continues to blaze along.
Besides his solo career, Hatiras has been collaborating with the talented
musician and vocalist Jaxon to form the duo known as Hatjak. Their
debut releases, 'It Was' and 'Searchin' are introducing a crazy new
style of synth and guitar driven songs. Initial sales figures and
critical response has already been enormous. As well, their live
shows, which incorporate off-the-wall stage antics and live elements
with the art of DJing have left crowds buzzing.
Besides his solo productions and collaborations, Hatiras is also utilizing
the Blow Media vehicle to nurture and develop other talented artists
to their full potential.
Along with his constant touring, productions, remixes, his role in
Blow Media, Hatjak, and his mission as one of the driving forces
behind electronic music, Hatiras is always looking for a way to break
the rules and do things differently. Not satisfied with following
the common path, Hatiras is destined to continue to tread new ground
and make even larger marks in the future.