A staple breakbeat DJ on both the West and East Coasts, DJ Haaps career had humble beginnings blending sounds from a CD player and a belt drive turntable using a radio shack mixer. With proper equipment, the simple beginnings immediately gave way to active bookings: shortly after first playing out, Haaps became one of the original residents of Broken Grooves (the longest running breakbeat weekly in the world) and things haven’t slowed down in the fourteen years since.  Having played throughout the United States and having had long running residencies in D.C., Baltimore, Seattle and San Diego, his sound and stage presence have been appreciated by a broad range of audiences. 2005 included a tour around the world, including some highlight shows at the world renowned Full Moon beach party in Thailand; NAPT & MJ Cole-run night, Prolific, at Herbal in London; and multiple D&B shows in Barcelona.


In the fourteen years Haaps has been playing out, he has performed at events alongside Aquasky v. Masterblaster, Deekline, 30hz, Lee Coombs, DJ Icey, Dylan Rhymes, Bassbin Twins, Keith McKenzie, Agent K, J-Break, Dieselboy, Aphrodite, Hive, AK1200, Richard F, Dara, J. Majik, Kaos, Black Sun Empire, DJ Rap, The Sugarhill Gang, The Pharcyde, Mixmaster Mike, Deep Dish, Donald Glaude, Mauro Picotto, John Selway, Jon Bishop, Huggie, Seb Fontaine, Nicholas Bennison, Miss Honey Dijon, John Kelley, Reid Speed, Scott Hardkiss, Mars, Eric Beretta, Eric Davenport, Czech, Charlotte the Baroness and countless others.



Since 2001, Haaps has remained a resident at Seattle's longest-running breaks night, "Broken Grooves."  Also, in 2001, Haaps had a Groovetech Radio residency (co-sponsored by Lotus Magazine) called Health, Happiness, and Love. Thursdays, he can be found at CTRL: The Producer’s Forum,” which is held at Buddha Belltown.  This night is primarily for showcasing different production techniques on a big screen with big sound, which is then followed by a range of guest DJs.  Every Tuesday and first Saturday its time for the Jellybar, where jellyfish float in a large tank next to the DJ cove and Haaps downbeat and deep house sounds can be heard. 

Washington, D.C.----

Initially, Haaps founded a small breakbeat/d&b weekly called DIESEL @ DAEDALUS with the purpose of building a broken beat collective in the DC area. While working on promoting this night he was invited to be a resident at CODE @ Nation, a 4,000+ person venue, where he stayed for the summer of 2003, helping to do the broken beat bookings and keeping the dancers happy every week with his two favorite genres. In September he competed in the ALIAS Shape the Future Battle and won the final round in October, returning to Nation again and beating out over 40 contestants. Haaps has held numerous other residencies in D.C. at venues such as Dream, Andalu, 1223, Singapore Bistro, and Home. The calming vibes of Club XS, in Baltimore, is where Haaps had snuck away for five years from his more aggressive style and enjoyed the perfect venue for his monthly sophisticated deep house/breaks sets.


Beginning in 2004, Haaps has made production and Live shows the focus of his efforts. Working under the name Kairologic with Evancipation, from Robot Death Squad, and the Dirty Wax Technicians with ECQ from Strategik and Sess from Audio Assault, Haaps has been honing a sound from the deepest blackholes in space where tech remnants have been conversing with funky fidgets to lie with the stuttered beats that have always been in our musical skeletal structure.


Haaps founded the Midnight Sons with MC Pupil, H-Bomb, O-one, and Alternate in 1999 to organize events in Seattle. After a few events there the name went into dormancy until moving to D.C. Upon entering the capital he began to see how difficult it would be to promote events without some help, so as time progressed he picked out the finest talent D.C. had to offer. At the same time, he has worked on building up the crew’s presence in other cities. With solid, respectable, skilled DJs, producers, and promoters in six cities now, the Midnight Sons has become a nationally recognized name in the EDM community. The Midnight Sons are interested in providing quality music, supporting local talent, and bringing socially conscious events to their respective cities. Keep your eye out and let us know if you’d like to get involved.

In addition to his musical life, he also works as an attorney to address issues surrounding renewable energy, energy efficiency, corporate formation, democracy and community development issues under the alias, Scott Haapala.