Helena Hauff

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Helena Hauff
Helena Hauff @ Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, 02.06.2016 (36682200586) (cropped).jpg
Hauff performing in Barcelona, Spain (2016)
Background information
OriginHamburg, Germany
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
Labels
Websitehelena-hauff.com

Helena Hauff is a German DJ and record producer based in Hamburg, Germany. She is known for her "stripped-down techno and electro tracks" that are recorded using strictly analog equipment and draws influences from acid house, EBM and industrial music.[2]

Hauff, who has studied fine art, physics and systematic music science,[3] previously worked as a DJ at Hamburg's Golden Pudel Club, where she hosted a night called Birds and Other Instruments.[2] She released her debut record, Actio Reactio EP, in 2013.[4] Following a series of releases from various different labels, including James Dean Brown's Hypnobeat record label,[5] she released her debut full-length album, Discreet Desires, through Werkdiscs records in 2015.[1] The album was listed as number 19 on Rolling Stone's list of "20 Best EDM and Electronic Albums of 2015."[6]

In December 2017, she became the first ever female DJ to be named BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix of the year.[7] She runs her own label called "Return to Disorder".

Events[edit]

Helena Hauff was announced to be performing at the 2018 Movement Festival in Detroit from May, 26 to 28, alongside other acts such as Diplo, Dubfire, Modeselektor, and more.[8] Along with Movement, Hauff will also be performing at AVA Festival 2018 in Belfast accompanied by other performers Hunee, Midland, and many more.[9]

Helena Hauff is also scheduled to perform at Dekmantel Festival 2018 hosted in Amsterdam, from August 1 through 5th. Amongst Hauff, there are other well known artists such as Four Tet, Tangerine Dream, and Thundercat.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

EPs

  • Actio Reactio (2013)
  • Return to Disorder (2014)
  • Helena Hauff Meets Andreas Gehm (2014, with Andreas Gehm)
  • Shatter Cone (2014)
  • Lex Tertia (2014)
  • Have You Been There, Have You Seen It (2017)

Singles

  • "Sworn to Secrecy Part II" (2015)
  • "L'Homme Mort" (2015)

Other releases

  • A Tape (2015)
  • Flächenbrand Mix (2015) (DJ mix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Simpson, Paul. "Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b Simpson, Paul. "Helena Hauff". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Helena Hauff talks philosophy, politics and expecting the unexpected". Factmag.com. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (21 June 2013). ""Actio Reactio" by Helena Hauff Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  5. ^ Keating, Daryl (2 September 2015). "Helena Hauff - Discreet Desires". Exclaim!. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  6. ^ Battaglia, Andy (17 December 2015). "20 Best EDM and Electronic Albums of 2015". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  7. ^ "First Female Ever Named Winner Of Essential Mix of the Year [Listen]". Youredm.com. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Movement Detroit announces 2018 lineup". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  9. ^ "AVA Festival releases first 2018 lineup announcement". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Dekmantel reveals lineup for 2018 festival". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 4 August 2018.

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