Making her recording debut in 2013, Helena’s first release was a 3-track EP – Actio Reactio – on Actress’ Werkdiscs imprint. She has since partnered with PAN (as Black Sites alongside F#x), Lux Rec, Bunker sublabel Panzerkreuz and Texan cassette imprint Handmade Birds. Fully embracing her love of hardware, Helena joined James Dean Brown’s legendary electronic improv outfit Hypnobeat (founded back in 1983) in 2013, blazing a trail across Europe with their intense polyrhythmic jam sessions on the TB-303, TR-707 and TR-808.

“I have the feeling it’s more one-to-one – you do something and then the machine reacts. The machine has its own mind too, so it gives something back.”

Her 2015 album “Discreet Desires” embodied Helena’s deep-seated beliefs about music as a radical force and unifying movement. Something that is evident from her growing stature as a selector and her enthusiasm for musical subcultures from punk to nu wave, industrial, krautrock and avant garde electro – all of which were rooted in raw experimentation and existed in polar opposition to the perfect, polished mainstream.

In addition to being a highly respected producer, at the core of Helena’s personality is her commitment to, and innate talent for, the craft of DJing. Acclaimed for her skill and unique selection, her profile has rocketed in the last two years as she has taken on a BBC Radio 1 Residency, delivered her debut BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, played a legendary B2B set with Ben UFO at Sonar 2017, graced the covers of Crack Magazine, DJ Mag and earned herself the #12 spot in Mixmag’s “Top 20 DJs of 2016”.


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Portugal : Extrawelt, I Hate Models et Lena Willikens au coeur d’une citadelle millenaire

D'Helena Hauff à Extrawelt, la fine fleur de la techno et de l'électro du nord de l'Europe viendra tenir le siège dans la citadelle de Montemor-O-Velho du 30 août au 2 septembre.

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Techno star Helena Hauff: ‘Every woman who DJs and is visible helps to make a change’

The German musician’s only ambition was to play her local bar, but the noisy, neo-gothic sound of her new album, Qualm, has put her on the cusp of clubland’s big league


Festival FORTE recebe a estreia mundial de espectáculo de Drew McDowall com Florence To

Pantha Du Prince, Helena Hauff, Mumdance e Oscar Mulero são alguns dos nomes que já estão confirmados, mas o grande destaque vai para a estreia mundial de Time Machines


Helena Hauff “Qualm” / “No Qualms”

The word “dank” gets thrown around a lot in the club world, usually to play up the music’s psychotropic qualities. But Helena Hauff’s shadowy take on techno is dank in a different way

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Helena Hauff reveals new album, Qualm, on Ninja Tune

Helena Hauff's next album, Qualm, will come out on August 3rd through Ninja Tune. Listen to two tracks off the LP ahead of its August release

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Festival Forte 2018 @ Montemor-o-Velho du 30/08 au 02/09/2018

Du 30 août au 02 septembre 2018, on pose nos valises au Portugal pour le Forte Festival. Durant 4 jours, les meilleurs djs techno se donnent rendez-vous sur les hauteurs de Montemor-o-Velho, dans un château médiéval datant du XIe siècle !


Crack Mix 200 – Helena Hauff

Not only has this shored up her status as one of the most compelling selectors out there, but raising the bar for club culture in what appears to be a new golden age. It’s why, in November last year, we crowned Helena Hauff the Most Exciting DJ in the World (Right Now). And it’s why we’ve tapped her to deliver Crack Mix 200.


Helena Hauff. Una fuerza indomable

Helena Hauff es una de las mejores DJs del mundo. No solo lo decimos nosotros. Lo dice su proyección, su carrera y prácticamente todas las personas que han podido experimentar sus bacanales electrónicas. Siendo una auténtica vorágine tras los platos, amante de lo analógico y de lo real de este mundo


Primeros nombres para Festival Forte 2018

Pantha Du Prince, Helena Hauff, I Hate Models, Lena Willikens, Surgeon, Oscar Mulero entre los confirmados

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Helena Hauff, Lena Willikens, Oscar Mulero and Surgeon confirmed for Festival Forte 2018

Taking place in one of Europe's most unique locations, Festival Forte returns to the 12th century Castle of Montemor-o-Velho this summer for its fifth edition with a bevy of top techno selectors.


Surgeon e Helena Hauff entre as primeiras confirmações

Nos dias 30 e 31 de Agosto e 1 e 2 de Setembro, o Festival FORTE levará uma vez mais até Montemor-O-Velho nomes importantes dentro do espectro electrónico da música. Desta vez, o festival terá uma aposta mais forte – pun intended – em nomes do passado que influenciaram e continuam a influenciar os novos artistas que vão surgindo aos poucos por todo o mundo.


Festival Forte lands Stanislav Tolkachev, Lena Willikens for 2018

Electric Indigo, Pantha Du Prince and Helena Hauff will also play at the Portuguese festival, which kicks off August 30th.