Everyone knows I’m a true music lover and a HUGE fan of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). To my surprise… a former co-worker (from my days in the corporate office) is an emerging artist in his own right. Meet Atlanta musician HAAL Electronica, a husband and father who just released his new project “The Light Series”, music for the soul. Yesterday, I had a chance to chat with HAAL to get an inside view of his electronic world.
RobinLori: How did you get into his type of music? Do you consider it EDM?
HAAL Electronica: I think of it as electronic music. I’ve always loved music as a kid going through all of my dad’s albums. I would get so excited combing through his records saying, “Ahhh… that’s Issac Hayes and wow that’s KC and the Sunshine Band. As you can see… my cover photo has a special meaning because it represents me loving all types of music.
My music isn’t limited to one genre… it’s a “feeling”.
RobinLori: Where did the name HAAL come from?
HAAL Electronica: The name originally stems from my love of technology …One of my college friends always noticed that I was constantly creatin computer programs on the laptop. In school, he always used the phrase “See you are about to Holla At A Laptop?” I would reply yessir!!!… H.olla A.t A. L.aptop was a lot to say and the term laptop is almost obsolete. Therefore my name was transformed and rebranded to ensure more longevity as Haal Electronica.
As he mentioned this… I started to remember his passion and contributions for our information security at the job back in 2011-12. LOL, he didn’t play when it came down to his work. We would chat from time to time about our MANY aspirations which is where I got my first dose of electronica, an umbrella term that encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, drum and bass, jungle, and industrial dance, among others. It has been used to describe the rise of electronic music styles intended not just for dancing but also concentrated listening. – Wikipedia
My love for photography was just a small hobby then… but look at us now! Our corporate slogan was “Make Great Happen”… I think HAAL is doing just that. 🙂
Check out this introduction clip to learn more about HAAL’s new “Light Series” in his own words:
And for your listening pleasure… here’s the Green Light EP Sampler!
HAAL Electronica, a well traveled military-brat, currently resides in the metropolitan Cleveland, OH area. HAAL can be found in the following places:
News: Twitter @HAAL
Music: SoundCloud www.soundcloud.com/haal
Inquires/Project requests: email@example.com