Kelli Hand is one of Detroit’s unsung heroes, her ears and mixing skills as finely tuned as those of her more celebrated peers. Her efforts also don’t end at the DJ booth: At this year’s Moogfest, she taught a children’s class in DJ basics. This set for Germany’s GrooveMagazine is a lesson in just those kinds of fundamentals—a seamless glide through shuddering, corkscrewing techno grooves. The set’s centerpiece is a mind-melting fusion of Jeff Mills’ “Something in the Sky” and Len Faki’s “BX3,” which makes sense: The dialogue between Detroit and Berlin has historically been one of techno’s driving forces, and it clearly remains a source of inspiration for K-Hand’s own shape-shifting work.
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