Detroit is home to some of the most defining artists of our lifetime and back in March we saw one of them play at Village Underground for the first time. K-Hand doesn't usually play UK gigs so when we saw her announced for Secretsundaze's Easter party, we knew we had to go and see her – it was essential.
Having released music for over two decades, Kelli Hand can only really be described as a prolific producer. Her first EP as K-Hand arrived back in 1993 via her own excellent Acacia Records and 'Ba Da Bing' set the tone for her sound. Slamming, jacking house and techno followed for the considerable future and her output has been nothing short of staggering. Her fluid style of house music is something that has won her plaudits from the get go and fter winning the Detroit Spirit Award this year, it's easy to see her value to the Motor City sound.
She's released seven albums and has graced labels like Tresor, !K7 Records, Ausfahrt and Warp Records but over the last 12 months, she's seen something of a surge in popularity. Via Nina Kraviz and her quickly-accelerating трип imprint, K-Hand has found yet another outlet for her music and it's a fantastic fit, introducing her music to a new generation of fans.
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