Wants began DJing in 2002 starting out playing speed garage before moving toward bass-influenced house blending new and old music. After three years of performing in small pubs she landed her first paid gig. Her breakthrough came in 2010 in Ibiza while on vacation from university, she was asked to fill in for a DJ to headline at the Es Paradis club. This was to be her first superclub gig after a series of competition wins at Es Viva workers’ bar in Ibiza. This performance helped her land her first UK residency at the Rainbow Warehouse in Birmingham which led to regular bookings around England.
In 2010, Wants started creating bi-monthly mixtapes which she distributes on Soundcloud. Her early music was co-produced with Chris Lorenzo of Cause & Affect. Their single “Rhymes”, inspired by the 2006 Busta Rhymes song “Touch It”, reached #13 on the UK Singles Chart in February 2015.
Wants was named Best Breakthrough DJ in 2012 by both Mixmag and DJ Magazine. Mixmag named her 2014 Star of the Year and she won the 2015 DJ Award for Best Bass DJ and Best DJ at the 2015 Bass Music Awards.
Also in 2015, Wants launched her brand What Hannah Wants, designed to showcase up-and-coming DJs with an annual DJ competition and tours.
In 2016, she released three singles on Cr2 Records: “Hidden Love” (featuring vocalist Detour City), “Just” and “Dot Com” (DJ Magazine’s most played premiere of 2016). Wants produced the track “Dreamers” for the 2016 Katy B album Honey