New Zealand born and raised Kim De La Haye aka DJ de la Haye, has been one of the most hardworking and energetic members of the Brisbane broken-beat scene, since moving to Australia in 2000. With track selection, mixing, and a smile that sets any dancefloor ablaze, de la Haye is a regularly booked DJ, not to mention one of the scene's leading promoters.
Before discovering jungle in ’96, Kim’s early musical influences ranged from soul, funk, reggae and hiphop to rock, punk and metal. Perhaps in this, we find the blue print for her versatility. Whether its dub or ragga vibes, driving techstep darkness, complex drum choppage, or rolling liquid sounds, de la Haye's drum’n’bass sets offer something for all tastes.
All of this has not gone unnoticed by other promoters, as de la Haye continues to amass an impressive DJ resume. From being a regular at local events (eg Rude Bwoyz, Phat Albeats, BassCreepz, Praxis, Dub Thugs), Kim's cross-genre appeal has also seen her feature at many non-DnB raves and festivals (eg Earthcore, ReAnimator, Mayhem, System 6, Island Vibe Reggae Festival, BBQ Breaks, Shhh, Deliverance, Manifest and Blah Blah Blah). She has played all around Australia and New Zealand, as well as opening the Feline stage at the 2009 Sun and Bass Festival in Sardinia Italy and the 2010 Paradise in Bali Festival.
What cannot be understated is Kim's massive contribution to promoting in the Brisbane broken-beat community since 2002. In 2003 she formed the female DJ crew 'Junglettes' , in 2004 began the dub and jungle nights 'Ragga'd' and 'Offshoots of Reggae’, and in 2005 started the hard DnB/Dubstep night 'Rukus' alongside SpeakerWrath. Through both collaborations with other local crews and on her own, de la Haye’s events have hosted most of the international DnB acts that have come through Brisbane over the past 7 years. This incredible and often solo effort has been a driving force and integral part in the growth of this scene in Brisbane.
De La Haye also manages the Brizbass event mailing list and local broken-beat website http://www.brizbass.com that she founded in September 2008.
Recently de la Haye branched out playing hiphop and dubstep sets, however her main focus for 2010 is to lend more time to production. Given the accomplishments and talent shown so far, where she will go from here no one can predict.
International acts de la Haye has supported:
Kenny Ken & MC Foxy, Ruffneck Souljah, High Contrast, Evol Intent, Chris.SU, SKC, Calyx, Dom and Roland, J Majik, Future Prophecies, Noisia, DJ Bailey, Roc Raida, Black Sun Empire, The Body Snatchers, Phace, DJ Storm, D-Bridge, Concord Dawn, Shimon, Mindscape, Ed Rush & Optical, Break & DJ Fierce, TeeBee, Klute, Silent Witness and Squire, Jade, The Upbeats, Dose, Shapeshifter, Zed Bias, State of Mind, Spor & Ewun, DJ Hype & Daddy Earl & Xample, Nymfo, Audio & Robyn Chaos, Flying Lotus, Roni Size & Dynamite, Gravious, Logistics & Cyantific, Bryan Gee, TREi, Axiom, Bailey, Kito, An-Ten-Nae, Salmonella Dub, DJ Presha, Kryptic Minds, ShockOne & Phetsta, Instra:mental, DZ, A-Sides, Strife (NYC), Sook (The Abyss), Cern, Tango
International/interstate/live acts hosted by Rukus & Junglettes events (including collabs):
ChrisSU and SKC, The Enemy (Evol Intent), Gigantor (Evol Intent), Calyx, Dom and Roland, Safire & Finna (Broken Beat Assault), Lockdown Crew (NZ), DJ Bailey, Teebee, Black Sun Empire, Ruffneck Souljah NZ, My Ninja Lover, DubDoubt, Heavy Weight Champion, Break and Fierce, State of Mind, Phace, DJ Tasha (Medium / UK), DJ Storm, dBridge, Dose, Jade, Sambora (Shapeshifter), The Upbeats, Spor and Ewun, Ritchie Rich (Wise / NZ), Roc Raida, Flying Lotus, The Optimen, Katalyst-B (USA), DJ Hype, Daddy Earl and Xample, Nymfo, Noisia, Roni Size and MC Dynamite, Telemetrik, Dauntless & Paul Dred, Logistics and Cyantific, TREi, Axiom, Keir and MC LowQui, Klute, Dust & Fiend, Boot & Sook (aka The Abyss), Reso, Kito, InnaSekt, LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad, DJ Presha, Kryptic Minds, ShockOne & Phetsta, London Elektricity, Scuba, Babylon System, Drumsound and Bassline Smith, Heavy Innit (DJs Affiks, A13 & MC Fraksha), Silent Shadow, Blunt Instrument, Samedi Sound System, A-Sides, Sook (The Abyss), Tango