The long-promised full-length from the enigmatic UK producer will arrive on Werkdiscs in January.
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Actio Reactio, Helena Hauff’s debut as a producer is not one to slip under the radar. Her addition to Actress’s highly regarded Werkdiscs label has created an understandable degree of expectation, and with all the attention, Actio Reactio stands its ground. Hauff’s debut EP is built on a DJing style that’s been honed at Hamburg’s Golden Pudel, where she presides over the night Birds and Other Instruments. With a mixing style that is constantly evolving and never predictable, she draws from a wealth of influences; electro to minimal wave, acid techno, even cosmic jazz and noise art. An extensive range of musical influences that has been creatively fashioned together through her DJ sets also guides the direction of her new work in the realm of production.
Scott Wilson speaks to the resident DJ at Hamburg’s Golden Pudel club and recent signing to Actress’ Werkdiscs label about electro, stagediving and her unconventional musical background.
The Golden Pudel resident will mark her debut release with the Actio Reactio EP on Werkdiscs.
Blasting out of nowhere with a devastatingly self-assured debut single, Moiré is a hitherto unknown quantity in the electronic music world, but that fits in just fine with the wayward nature of Actress’ Werkdiscs stable. There have been plenty of sizable splashes made by previous Werkdiscs releases such as Lone, Lukid or Zomby, but really the label exists in a murky underworld created by its own curatorial aesthetic, which of course is a strengthening point when it would be so easy to make safer moves from Actress’ vaunted position in these times.
Werkdiscs have just revealed a video accompaniment for a track on the label’s forthcoming EP from Actress.