MUSIC FROM A WELL KNOWN PLACE
TO AN UNKNOWN DESTINATION...
K-HAND is one of Detroit’s true legend the Motor City native stands as a champion of the sounds that have defines its landscape. From soulful, sample-heavy house with more swing than a large playground to gritty, and motor techno, she notches close to 50+ EPs and albums on her longstanding Acacia Label since she launched in the early 90's. Not only that, she has releases extensively on revered labels over the years including Warp, Tresor, Studio K7! ,and Nina Kraviz’s (Trip) K-HAND – real name Kelli Hand – was named “The First Lady Of Detroit” by the city in a ceremony that took place at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center To date she is the only Detroit artist to be given the "The Testimonial Resolution Award", an Honorary that will stay in Detroit city's records forever Being acknowledged for her role as a Techno Pioneer "her skills within a male-dominated industry as well as 1st place lady in Techno electronic music Worldwide, the ceremony recognized Hand’s previously underappreciated importance to the scene to which the dance music community owes so much. While K-HAND has not slowed down once in all the years she's part of this global scene and it shows her significance is being celebrated on a more appropriate scale. While she has always been truly and rightfully ranked among her Detroit contemporaries Jeff Mills, Robert Hood and Moodymann to name a few by the discerning DJing community, it is only now that a wider, international audience seems to be truly, fully in a new discovery of her immense influence.
“It's not final until it's on Vinyl” --K-HAND
"Everything has a tone. What you create in your tone will determine whether anyone will listen."---- K-HAND
“The Music Business isn’t for everybody. Life processes are natural, yet simple. My life lane has amazing experiences without force, thus, leads me to who I am today. ---K-HAND".
RA Photo credits: TonjeThilesen & Aldo Paredes
Selected discography K-HAND
K-HAND Project 6 EP, Featuring "Boiler Room Teaser" Track- Acacia Label
K-HAND Project 5 EP, Featuring "What's Going On" Track- Acacia Label
K-HAND Tools Vol. 1 EP - Acacia Label
K-HAND 007 Track- Trip Label (ADE Edition)