Welcome the queen of dark techno herself. For nearly a decade Helena Hauff has been a part of the global club scene, as a DJ, a producer, and a label owner, with her ‘Return to Disorder’ imprint. She worked as a DJ at Hamburg’s Golden Pudel Club where she hosted a night called Birds and Other Instruments. In 2013 she debuted with her ‘Actio Reactio’ EP. Her full-length debut ‘Discreet Desires’ came out through Actress’ label Werkdiscs two years later, to great acclaim from the music press.
As a top-notch producer, Hauff creates techno and electro stripped into its basic elements. She often uses analog tools, and returns today´s club music into the raw times of acid house of the late 80’s and early 90’s. Her second album, ‘Qualm’, was released via Ninja Tune in 2018, with the track ‘Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg’ named as one of the best electronic tracks of that year by Pitchfork. Her famed DJ sets follow the principles of rawness and purity, acid electro mixed with destructive metal beats.