Several contributors to Blisspop headed out to Detroit this past month for Movement. If you missed the festival (or you are yearning for more), K-HAND, one of Detroit’s finest and storied producers, will be at Flash on June 11th alongside Honey Dijon. K-HAND launched her label Acacia in 1990, releasing dozens of 12″‘s while also recorded for Tresor, Warp Records, !K7 Records (who released her 1995 debut album On A Journey). Ahead of her DC visit, we got to ask her a few questions.
Thank you for chatting with us, I know you are coming off an extremely busy week with Movement just having taken place. Ahead of the festival, you were honored with the Spirit Of Detroit Award alongside some of your peers. What was it like to receive this recognition from the City of Detroit?
Well, thank you. I’m extremely excited and will be making an announcement soon.
There has been a recent surge of interest in your tracks among a new crop of touring DJs. In 2012, your track “Starz” was included on Ben Klock‘s mix for the Fabric series. Since then, your music has appeared on official mixes from Ben UFO and Ryan Elliott. Has their support helped introduce your music to a new audience?
I think people who know good music really listen to pioneers such as Ben Klock, Ben UFO and Ryan Elliott worldwide. Fans follow and, that being said, the awareness of what’s being presented in electronic music is most dear for listening and buying the music in today’s modern world.
Finally, are you at work on new music and are there currently any plans for new releases? Will you be road testing anything new this weekend at Flash?
Yeah, I am always at work on new music. Just prefer not to throw a whole bunch of tracks out all at once in a what one would call an album or collection etc at this time. And of course I can just use all samples to make a whole bunch tracks but that’s not part of my style as an artist. My theory is how one starts as an artist that’s how one will end as an artist.
As far as roadtesting, something new this weekend may be in the works. One will have to attend the event to see :)).