New Zealand’s Haan808 is back on FUXWITHIT with another bass-heavy bop equipped with some surprises. The longtime mainstay on our site is becoming at home on our label with ‘I Ain’t Playin’ marking his fourth release with us. Following up ‘Star Fire,’ ‘Stay With Me,’ and ‘Main Phase,’ his newest single combines everything we love from Haan808 while exploring new sonic realms.
‘I Ain’t Playin’ is a certified bop that’s at home motivating you through a tough break-up or tearing up the dancefloor. It’s a groove-filled anthem that mixes elements of Haan808’s bass-leaning signature style with hints of UKG for a fresh feel. The impassioned vocals loop for an infectious and emotive impact. The introduction combines lush pads, crisp percussion, and airy synths for a dreamy vibe. Hitting listeners with a wild switch-up, the track ups its energy with dancey drum programming, pulsing low-end, ghostly vocal chops, and commanding melodies.
After watching Skrillex, Four Tet & Fred again.. play they are set at Coachella live stream, all the songs had crazy switch ups and all the songs had such a groove to me. It also looked like they were just having a jam, nothing planned—big inspo for this song. I approached the song the same way. No intention just see what happens. I enjoyed making something a bit more upbeat than usual. There is a lot of sound design in this track for me – Haan808