Ninja Tune / DE
Sónar by Night - SonarPub by Thunder Bitch
Just a few weeks ago, online magazine Crack published an article listing 50 of today's most exciting DJs and Helena Hauff topped the list at number 1. Although it is only one list and one magazine, it serves as pertinent example of the status that the German artist has achieved in recent years. The respect and worldwide admiration she has received is also - and more important than appearing on any list - entirely deserved for abundantly obvious reasons: her elegance, quality, knowledge, commitment and unadulterated talent. In addition to her impeccable razor sharp and tension building sets, as a producer Hauff has already released several significant albums, among them "Discreet Desires" (Werk, 2015), while her latest EP on Ninja Tune, "Have You Been There Have You Seen It", is released this autumn. Sónar welcomed a lesser-known Hauff when she performed in 2015 and was queen of the cult Golden Pudel club in Hamburg. She returned last year to play alongside Ben UFO, with whom she formed an unparalleled tandem. Today she is undoubtedly one of the best techno DJs in the world, if not the best, with her sets able to conjugate all genres and today's trends: industrial, old and new style acid, electronic body music, darkwave, minimal wave and electro.