We Speak to Hannah Holland ahead of Bugged Out Weekender.

It’s now less than 2 weeks until the mighty Bugged Out Weekender open’s in doors. We continue to grab 5 minutes with some of the artists playing to find out what they have got in store for us over the course of the weekend, and their plans for the year ahead.

This time it’s the turn of Dalston’s finest Hannah Holland. She’s been making waves since she was spotted playing at Mulletover by Trailer Trash head honcho Mikki Most in 2003, where he immediately snapped her up as resident. Since then she’s gone on to play all over the world, from Europe to Japan, and form her own label/collective Batty Bass, alongside releasing a string of productions and remixes. Plain and Simple were keen to find out more:

Firstly, happy Christmas and New Year, how has 2011 been for you, any highlights?

Happy 2012 to you too! Highlights of 2011 were, Glastonbury festival with Batty Bass & Paris Acid Ball crews, playing in Croatia’s Stop Making Sense Festival with Dalston Superstore, and releasing our first Batty Bass album!

What were your top tracks of the year? 

Azari & III, T Williams, Boddika, Huxley and Bubba were among my top artists of the year.

Your own Batty Bass night and subsequent label has been growing through the ranks over recent years, what’s the inspiration and ethos behind the brand?

Batty Bass is a creative force made up of DJ’s, singers and artists, a melting pot of sounds inspired by the diverse cities we live in, London & Berlin. It started as an East London clubnight, designed to make you dance ‘til you drop with vocalists heightening the delirium of the night, surrounded by bespoke artwork. This in turn spawned a label, podcast, clothing and has seen the crew grow and bring the party to the masses. Myself, singer Mama and artist Alex Noble are the founders. At our spiritual home The Star of Bethnal Green we have a magically diverse and dedicated crowd.

You’re just as at home playing in huge clubs as you are in dingy basements, do you have any favourite venues?

Anywhere people are up for it is good by me! Fabric, The Star of Bethnal Green & Dalston Superstore are my favourite London venues, I also love playing festivals.

Over recent years you’ve crossed into producing alongside playing, was this a natural progression for you or a leap into the unknown?

A natural progression from djing, still learning loads and loving it, I hope to have an album out this year.

Your heading to the Bugged Out weekend at the end of January what can we look forward too?

A blend of deep, bounce, groove and bass, I usually wait ‘til I feel the vibe from the crowd to see how I’m ganna play it.

Are there any acts of the line up you’ll be sticking around to see?

Ivan Smagge & Andrew Weatherall and Inner City. Really looking forward to playing with Maya Jane Coles and Eats Everything too, I love their productions.

What have you got lined up for 2012?

Finishing my album, the start of a brand new label, a new production project with fellow DJ Deboa, some exciting Batty Bass releases and big parties planned! All will be revealed soon!

Catch Hannah at Bugged Out Weekender 20/21/22 Jan at Butlins in Bognor Regis alsongside Diplo, Chase and Status, 2ManyDJ’S 2 Bears, Erol Alkan, Friction, L-Vis 1990, Redlight, SBTRKT and many more…

For the full info visit http://buggedoutweekender.net/