Kelli Hand

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Kelli Maria Hand alias K. Hand (born ca. 1965 in Detroit, Michigan[1]) is an American techno musician and DJ. She also releases under the names By Kely, Etat Solide, Gorsch, Messenger and Queen Mecca.

Life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Detroit, Hand started to work as a DJ in the 1980s.[2] In 1990 she founded her own label Acacia Records.[1] In the early 1990s she released first singles and EPs. In 1994 her single Global Warning was released on the British label Warp Records. In 1995 her debut album On A Journey was released on Studio !K7.

She left Detroit the same year and moved to Atlanta but came back to her hometown two years later.[1]

During 1997 three further albums were released on the labels !K7 Records, Substance and Ausfahrt.

Her album Detroit History Part 1 was released in 2001 on Tresor on the occasion of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF).

Selected discography[edit]

Albums

  • 1995: K. Hand – On A Journey (Studio !K7)
  • 1997: K. Hand – The Art Of Music (Studio !K7)
  • 1997: K-Hand – Ready For The Darkness (Substance)
  • 1997: K-Hand – Soul (Ausfahrt)
  • 1998: K-Hand – Fantasy (Ausfahrt)
  • 2000: K. Hand – Salsafied (Ausfahrt)
  • 2001: K. Hand – Detroit History Part 1 (Tresor)

Singles and EPs

  • 1990: Etat Solide – Think About It (UK House Records)
  • 1992: Etat Solide feat. Zoey – No Heartbreaks (Acacia Records)
  • 1993: K. Hand – Ba Da Bing (Acacia Records)
  • 1993: K Hand featuring Rhythm Formation – Rhythm Is Back (Acacia Records)
  • 1993: K. Hand / Claude YoungEverybody / You Give Me (Acacia Records)
  • 1993: K. Hand – Not Giving Up (Acacia Records)
  • 1993: K. Hand – From The "I Fucked All Week" Guy (Acacia Records)
  • 1993: K. Hand – Rodeo / The Tunnel (Global Cuts)
  • 1993: K. Hand feat. Zoey – I Do (Acacia Records)
  • 1994: K. Hand – The Saints Go Marching On (Global Cuts)
  • 1994: K Hand – Global Warning (Warp Records)
  • 1994: K. Hand – Everybody (EC Records)
  • 1995: Etat Solide – Living For Another (UK House Records)
  • 1995: K. Hand – Project #1 (Acacia Records)
  • 1995: K. Hand – Project #2 (Acacia Records)
  • 1995: K. Hand – Project #3 (Acacia Records)
  • 1995: K. Hand – Project #4 (Acacia Records)
  • 1995: K. Hand – Acid Nation (Loriz Sounds)
  • 1995: K. Hand – Groove E.P. (Radikal Fear)
  • 1996: K. Hand – On A Mission (Studio !K7)
  • 1996: K Hand – The Project EP (D:Tour)
  • 1996: K Hand – The Next Project EP (D:Tour)
  • 1996: K. Hand – Unreleased Project (Acacia Records)
  • 1997: KMH – Right Now EP (M.C. Projects)
  • 1997: K. Hand – Mayday EP (Acacia Records)
  • 1997: K. Hand / Graffiti – Roots / Graffiti's Theme (Sublime Records)
  • 1997: K. Hand – Project #5 (Acacia Records)
  • 1997: K. Hand – Horizon (Substance)
  • 1997: K. Hand – All Over The World (Acacia Records)
  • 1997: K. Hand – Spice EP (Acacia Records)
  • 1997: K. Hand – Flashback EP (Acacia Records)
  • 1997: K. Hand – Sounds (Hyperspace)
  • 1997: K. Hand – Project 69 EP (Acacia Records)
  • 1998: K. Hand – Sweet Love (Fourone1 Records)
  • 1998: By Kely – The Bomb (Re-load Records)
  • 1999: K. Hand – Do It (Distance)
  • 1999: K Hand – Pimps & Freaks (Remote Recordings)
  • 1999: K. Hand – Good Love (Maffia Music)
  • 1999: K-Hand – Baby All I Want (School Records)
  • 1999: K. Hand – Supernatural (Pandamonium)
  • 2000: Kely – Active X EP (Future Frontier)
  • 2000: K. Hand – Traxx For Daze Vol.1 (Push & Pull)
  • 2000: K. Hand – Clap Yo Hands (Loveslap! Recordings)
  • 2000: K. Hand – Better Believe (Maffia Music)
  • 2001: K. Hand – Sex On The Dancefloor EP (Loveslap! Recordings)
  • 2002: K. Hand – Tools Vol.1 (Acacia Records)
  • 2003: Kelli Hand – Afterhour (Sino)
  • 2003: K. Hand – Get Down (Loveslap! Recordings)
  • 2004: Kelli Hand – Moody Life EP (Third Ear Recordings)
  • 2007: Messenger aka K-Hand – Wanderer (Underground Liberation)
  • 2008: K-Hand – These Sounds Lead The Way EP (Gorsch)
  • 2008: K-Hand – Feel (Acacia Records)
  • 2009: K-Hand & Kero – Dat Roit EP (Kerohand)
  • 2009: K-Hand – Red Dog EP (Gorsch)
  • 2009: Kelli Hand – Silent Answer EP (Acacia Records)
  • 2010: K-Hand & Kero – Content EP (Kerohand)
  • 2010: Eddie Richards & K-Hand – Someday / Flashback (Bla Bla Records)
  • 2013: K Hand – Funky Tonight (Third Ear Recordings)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c K. Hand – Detroits Hoffnung, tritonberlin.com, access date 9 December 2013 (German)
  2. ^ K-Hand, gridface.com, access date 9 December 2013

External links[edit]