Kelli Hand

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K-HAND (real name Kelli Hand) is an electronic music producer from Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Detroit, Hand started to work as a DJ in the 1990s.[1][2][3] In 1990, she founded her own label, Acacia Records.[4] 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.[5][6][7][8]

In 1993, she traveled to Atlanta (where her other family resides), and founded Chris Brann, aka Wamdue kids, Ananda Project group. Hand signed six extended play releases to the Acacia Records label from the duo.

By the year 2000, seven further albums were released on the labels, !K7 Records, Distance, Tresor, and Ausfahrt.

In 2015-2016 Hand released two songs, and one end of Year 2017 on Nina Kraviz label named трип (English: Trip). up until the трип Label reached its heightened peak was chosen as Best and/or "Label of year" according to Resident Advisor.

Additionally, In 2017 Hand was the first and only Artist from Detroit to Receive the Testimonial Award from the City of Detroit, USA as The 1st Lady of Detroit Techno Worldwide, hence went down in City's Records in recording history.

Hand's imprint Acacia Label continues to release new vinyl records, as well as Hand's Acacia back Catalog on a variety of media formats worldwide.

Discography[edit]

Studio 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/Distance)
  • 1997: K-HAND – Soul (Ausfahrt)
  • 1998: K-HAND – Fantasy (Ausfahrt)
  • 2000: K-HAND – Salsafied (Ausfahrt)
  • 2001: K-HAND – Detroit History Part 1 (Tresor)

Extended Plays

  • 1990: K-HAND/Etat Solide – Think About It (UK House Records/Acacia Records)
  • 1992: K-HAND/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: K-HAND/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: K-HAND/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 EP Untitled (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: K-HAND/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: K-HAND/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: K-HAND/Kelli Hand – Afterhour (Sino)
  • 2003: K-HAND – Get Down (Loveslap! Recordings)
  • 2004: K-HAND/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: K-HAND/Kelli Hand – Silent Answer EP (Acacia Records)
  • 2010: K-HAND & Kero – Content EP (Kerohand)
  • 2013: K-HAND – Funky Tonight (Third Ear Recordings)
  • 2015: K-HAND – Do it Again (DocKside Records)
  • 2015: K-HAND – Intuition EP (Acacia Records)
  • 2017: K-HAND – Project 6 EP (Acacia Records)

Compilations

  • 2012: fabric 66– 'K-HAND Starz (Fabric Records)
  • 2013: fabric 67 – K-HAND Project 5 Untitled B1 (Fabric Records)
  • 2015: Various - Ivan, Come On! Unlock The Box! – K-HAND The Box трип (Trip Records)
  • 2016: Various - I Have A Question – K-HAND Sound 6 трип (Trip Records)
  • 2017 - Special Edition - K-HAND "007" трип (Trip Records)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ K-HAND, moogfest.com
  2. ^ K-HAND, boilerroom.tv
  3. ^ K-HAND, residentadvisor.com
  4. ^ Acacia Records, youtube.com
  5. ^ K-HAND, k-handmusic.com
  6. ^ K-HAND, dekmantelselectors.com
  7. ^ K-HAND, mixmag.com
  8. ^ K-HAND, allmusic.com