About Helena Hauff
Helena Hauff is a German DJ and record producer based in Hamburg, Germany. She is known for her stripped-down techno and electro tracks that are recorded using strictly analog equipment and draw influences from acid house, EBM and industrial music.
Hauff, who studied fine art, physics and systematic music science for a year, previously worked as a DJ at Hamburg’s Golden Pudel Club, where she hosted a night called Birds and Other Instruments. She released her debut record, Actio Reactio EP, in 2013. Following a series of releases on various different labels, including James Dean Brown’s Hypnobeat record label, she released her debut full-length album, Discreet Desires, through Werkdiscs records in 2015.
In December 2017, she became the first ever female DJ to be named BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix of the year. She runs her own label called Return to Disorder.