The second episode in the FastForward series from Resident Advisor in collaboration with PUMA has launched, which documents the breakthrough stages of the scene’s most exciting artists. 

For many, the early stages of their career are among the most fast-paced, exciting and challenging  moments of their lives. In this film series, RA and PUMA profile rising stars on the cusp of international acclaim, capturing their emotions as they find their feet in the scene. From debut tours to huge festival performances, FastForward will document the exhilarating firsts that define emerging artists. 

In the second episode, RA and PUMA join Leeds based producer Happa to capture the remarkable early stages of his career on the road. 

Samir Alikhanizadeh is 16 years old. He wrote his breakthrough track, ‘Boss’, when he was 14, and he travels to gigs accompanied by an adult. Much of the discussion about Happa has (understandably) centred on his age. But strip away the child star hype and you're left with a gifted producer who has an innate understanding of moving dance floors. Happa's music is coloured by powerful industrial techno textures, but his rhythms and arrangements are influenced by UK bass music. 

I like certain things that put you out of your comfort zone. Listening to it or looking at it. That mixture of being slightly uncomfortable…and the aggression. - Happa 

Throughout the film Happa is seen wearing PUMA’s key Spring Summer 14 styles: the Trinomic XT2+ and Disc Blaze MMQ, both available at Size?.


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