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Helena Hauff’s mixtape

Max Reinhardt presents a pulsing, genre-defying mixtape from Hamburg techno legend, musician and DJ Helena Hauff.

Max Reinhardt presents a pulsing, genre-splicing mixtape from Hamburg techno legend, the musician and DJ Helena Hauff.

An expert in the art of the mix, Helena became obsessed with DJing in her teens after a particularly life-changing night at a techno club, and soon became a resident at Hamburg’s notorious basement bar the Golden Pudel. Alongside her mixing, she began to make live tracks with vintage synths and drum machines.

It was there that she met Darren Cunningham aka Actress, and through him released her first EP on Ninja Tune in 2013. Two years later, she released her debut full-length album, Discreet Desires, named one of Rolling Stones magazine’s top 20 electronic albums of that year. Her latest release Qualm was unapologetically raw, described by her as the product of “trying to create something powerful without using too many instruments and layers”.

Over the past five years, she’s become one of the most sought after and respected selectors, touring the world with expertly curated DJ sets spanning acid, electro, EBM, techno and post punk and headlining festivals like Sonar and Dekmantel.

Helena’s mixtape reflects her love of crate digging, from ‘70s library music and Yusef Lateef to psychedelic stoner rock and Meredith Monk, and of course a good dose of techno and leftfield electro.

Produced by Katie Callin for Reduced Listening.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Leyla Mcalla

    Lavi Vye Neg

    • The Capitalist Blues.
    • Jazz Village.
  • Helena Hauff

    Entropy Created You And Me

    • Qualm.
    • Ninja Tune.
  • The Noise Eating Monsters

    Wire Song

    • ROARING.
    • Muteant Sounds.
  • Karkhana & Nadah El Shazly

    Enlevez Les Trottoirs, Je N'ai Plus Nulle Part Ou Me Rendre

    • Carte Blanche.
    • Unrock US.
  • Saucējas

    Kiokuj, Uoru Zagiuzeite

    • Folk And Great Tunes From Latvia.
    • CPL-Music.
  • Nobuntu


    • Obabes Bembube.
    • 10th District Music.
  • Gudrun Gut

    Are You Hungry

    • Moment.
    • Monika Enterprise.
  • Helena Hauff

    Primordial Sludge

    • Qualm.
    • Ninja Tune ‎.
  • Helena Hauff's mixtape

    • Stringtronics


      • Mindbender.
      • Vadim Music.
    • Mike Steiphenson


      • Harmony Sounds N° 1.
      • Disques Vogue ‎.
    • Chico Mello


      • Agua.
      • m=minimal.
    • XVARR


      • Beyond Illuminism.
      • Thuluth Records.
    • Yusef Lateef

      Lowland Lullabye

      • The Gentle Giant.
      • Atlantic.
    • Felix Kubin & Das Mineralorchester


      • II: Music For Film And Theatre.
      • Dekorder.
    • Michael Weisser, Otto Luening & Vladimir Ussachevsky


      • Willkommen Im Weltraum.
      • Weltraum.
    • John Bender


      • Pop Surgery.
    • Freakthemachine

      Panzerkreuz 1035

      • Panzerkreuz 1035.
      • Panzerkreuz Holland.
    • The Kings of Frog Island

      In Memoriam

      • III.
      • Elektrohasch Schallplatten.
    • Friendsound


      • Joyride.
      • RCA Victor.
    • Meredith Monk

      Gotham Lullaby

      • Dolmen Music.
      • ECM Records ‎.
  • Que Vola?

    Calle Luz

    • Que Vola?.
    • Nø Førmat!.


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