Helena Hauff

Qualm

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“Qualm” is the new album by Helena Hauff, released on 3rd August 2018 via Ninja Tune. The title has a duality that Hauff enjoys - the German word “Qualm” (kvalm) translates as fumes or smoke, whilst the English meaning refers to an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one's own conduct. True to form, the record is unapologetically raw and finds her returning to her original modus operandi - jamming on her machines - “trying to create something powerful without using too many instruments and layers”. A former resident of the Golden Pudel club in her hometown Hamburg, Helena’s profile and global standing has grown exponentially since the release of “Discreet Desires” in 2015, purely on the strength of her authenticity and her expertly curated DJ sets spanning acid, electro, EBM, techno and post punk. Gigging incessantly (and still lugging a box of records across the world) Helena’s reputation earned her an invitation to join the BBC Radio 1 Residency, she was the subject of cover features for Crack Magazine and DJ Mag, she played headline sets at Sonar (b2b with Ben UFO) and Dekmantel, and at the end of 2017 Crack Magazine declared Helena “The Most Exciting DJ In The World (Right Now)” and her ballistic BBC Essential Mix was voted the best of 2017. Born and raised in Hamburg, a self-confessed child of the 90s, Helena was obsessed with the music she discovered via the television on channels such as MTV and VIVA. She recalls her grandmother buying Technotronic's 'Pump Up The Jam’ at the flea market for her and watching coverage of iconic electronic music festival Loveparade in Berlin on TV. She has fond memories of borrowing CDs from the local library and making her own mixtapes - these days an archaic practice but from a curatorial standpoint these were her earliest outings as a DJ. Helena picks out Miss Kittin & The Hacker and Toktok vs. Soffy O as inspirations but it was the self-titled album from 2001 by electro icon Radioactive Man that was "a real eye-opener" providing the stimulus for her to dive in and immerse herself in the music and culture. At university Helena studied first for a Fine Art degree, but whilst she enjoyed the emphasis on experimentation and artistic freedom, she realised that she didn’t have an innate need to make visual art, the prerequisite for a career in that oeuvre according to her lecturer. However, she did have exactly that compulsion in regards to DJing: “I was obsessed with DJing, there was no question that I had to do it. It wasn’t about the money, I just wanted to DJ somewhere,” she explains. Next Helena enrolled on a degree in Systematic Music Science and Physics. Heading in almost the polar opposite direction to her Fine Art background, it was a highly technical syllabus incorporating maths, physics and acoustics but perhaps on some level this juxtaposition of science and art has shaped her approach to coaxing music from her machines? 1. Barrow Boot Boys 2. Lifestyle Guru 3. btdr-revisited 4. Entropy Created You And Me 5. Fag Butts In The Fire Bucket 6. Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg 7. The Smell Of Suds And Steel 8. Primordial Sludge 9. Qualm 10. No Qualms 11. Panegyric 12. It Was All Fields Around Here When I Was A Kid

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Release Date

03.08.2018

Cat No

ZEN253

Charted By

Arno Lemons

Tracklist

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Electro
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12"
Helena Hauff
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Living With AntsReturn To Disorder
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Electro
12"
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Helena Hauff
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Living With AntsReturn To Disorder
Electro
CD
Helena Hauff
15.95 €
QualmNinja Tune
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Electro
CD
Helena Hauff
15.95 €
QualmNinja Tune
Techno
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12''
Helena Hauff
10.95 €
Return To DisorderPanzerkreuz
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Techno
12''
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Helena Hauff
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Return To DisorderPanzerkreuz
Electro
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12''
Helena Hauff
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Have You Been There, Have You Seen ItNinja Tune
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Electro
12''
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Helena Hauff
10.95 €
Have You Been There, Have You Seen ItNinja Tune
Acid House
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2-LP
Helena Hauff
25.95 €
A TapeDark Entries
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House
2-LP
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Helena Hauff
25.95 €
A TapeDark Entries
Techno
CD
Helena Hauff
15.95 €
Discreet DesiresWerkdiscs
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Techno
CD
Helena Hauff
15.95 €
Discreet DesiresWerkdiscs
Electronica
LP + mp3
Julianna Barwick
23.95 €
Healing Is A Miracle (LTD+Signed Art Print)Ninja Tune
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LP + mp3
Julianna Barwick
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Healing Is A Miracle (LTD+Signed Art Print)Ninja Tune
House
12"
Park Hye Jin
12.95 €
How Can INinja Tune
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House
12"
Park Hye Jin
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How Can INinja Tune
Electronica
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12"
The Cinematic Orchestra
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To Believe - A.Naples/Actress/P.Bradock/TCO RmxNinja Tune
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Electronica
12"
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The Cinematic Orchestra
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To Believe - A.Naples/Actress/P.Bradock/TCO RmxNinja Tune
Electronica
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12"
The Cinematic Orchestra
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To Believe - M.Lattimore/K.Moran/Fennesz RmxNinja Tune
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12"
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The Cinematic Orchestra
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To Believe - M.Lattimore/K.Moran/Fennesz RmxNinja Tune
Future Bass
12"
Bicep
14.95 €
AtlasNinja Tune
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Bass Music
12"
Bicep
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AtlasNinja Tune
Techno
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12”
Floating Points
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BiasNinja Tune
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Techno
12”
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Floating Points
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BiasNinja Tune
Reggae / Dub
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LP
Black Ark Players
15.95 €
Black Ark In Dub17 North Parade
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LP
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Black Ark Players
15.95 €
Black Ark In Dub17 North Parade
Rock / Pop
LP
Einstürzende Neubauten
22.95 €
Alles In AllemPotomak
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Rock / Pop / Indie
LP
Einstürzende Neubauten
22.95 €
Alles In AllemPotomak
Electronica
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2-LP + mp3
Nightmares On Wax
25.95 €
Smokers Delight (Ltd. 25th Anniversary Edition)Warp
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Electronica
2-LP + mp3
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Nightmares On Wax
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Smokers Delight (Ltd. 25th Anniversary Edition)Warp
Deep House
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2-12"
Dreamscape
35.95 €
Welcome To Our New Age HouseWorld Building
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House
2-12"
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Dreamscape
35.95 €
Welcome To Our New Age HouseWorld Building
New Wave / 80ies Synth
LP
Notorische Reflexe
21.95 €
Notorische ReflexeBureau B
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Rock / Pop / Indie
LP
Notorische Reflexe
21.95 €
Notorische ReflexeBureau B
House
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12"
Dedication
24.95 €
It's A DedicationJazzy Sport
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House
12"
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Dedication
24.95 €
It's A DedicationJazzy Sport