Real Name:
Kelli Maria Hand
Kelli Maria Hand (Born: 1965, Detroit, Michigan, USA – Died: August 3, 2021) Detroit-born and raised was an American techno / house DJ and producer, who passed away 3rd August 2021. She launched her own label originally called UK House Records, later changed to Acacia Records, after a street name in Detroit.
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Di0656 Kelli Hand - Ready For The Darkness album art K-Hand* Ready For The Darkness (Album) Distance Di0656 France 1997 Sell This Version
EFA-LP-06338 Kelli Hand - Soul album art K-Hand* Soul (Album) Ausfahrt EFA-LP-06338 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
EFA 06347-2 Kelli Hand - Fantasy album art K-Hand* Fantasy(CD, Album) Ausfahrt EFA 06347-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

!K7R001 Kelli Hand - On A Mission album art K-Hand* On A Mission(12", EP, Promo, W/Lbl) !K7 Records !K7R001 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
DET12004 Kelli Hand - The Project EP album art K-Hand* The Project EP(12", EP, TP, W/Lbl, Sta) D:Tour DET12004 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SBLEP015 Kelli Hand - Roots / Graffiti's Theme album art K-Hand* / Graffiti K-Hand* / Graffiti - Roots / Graffiti's Theme(10", EP, Ltd) Sublime Records (3) SBLEP015 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
remote 005 Kelli Hand - Pimps & Freaks album art K Hand* Pimps & Freaks Remote Recordings remote 005 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SCHOOL 08 Kelli Hand - Baby All I Want album art K-Hand* Baby All I Want(12") School Records SCHOOL 08 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
SINO 08 Kelli Hand - Afterhour album art Kelli Hand Afterhour(12") Sino SINO 08 Hong Kong 2003 Sell This Version
ul005 Kelli Hand - Wanderer album art Messenger (4) Aka K-Hand* Messenger (4) Aka K-Hand* - Wanderer Underground Liberation ul005 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
ACACIA-101 Kelli Hand - Feel album art K-Hand* Feel Acacia Records ACACIA-101 US 2008 Sell This Version
gorsch-101G Kelli Hand - These Sounds Lead The Way EP album art K-Hand* These Sounds Lead The Way EP(12", EP) Gorsch gorsch-101G US 2008 Sell This Version
KEROHAND 001 Kelli Hand - Dat Roit EP album art K-Hand* & Kero K-Hand* & Kero - Dat Roit EP(12", EP) Kerohand KEROHAND 001 US 2009 Sell This Version
gorsch-102G Kelli Hand - Red Dog EP album art K-Hand* Red Dog EP(12", EP) Gorsch gorsch-102G US 2009 Sell This Version
BLA BLA 014 Kelli Hand - Someday / Flashback album art Eddie Richards & K-Hand* Eddie Richards & K-Hand* - Someday / Flashback Bla Bla Records BLA BLA 014 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
KEROHAND 002 Kelli Hand - Content EP album art K-Hand* & Kero K-Hand* & Kero - Content EP(12", EP, Whi) Kerohand KEROHAND 002 US 2010 Sell This Version
ACACIA3000 Kelli Hand - Intuition Ep album art K-Hand* Intuition Ep Acacia Records ACACIA3000 US 2015 Sell This Version
DSR 007 Kelli Hand - Do It Again album art K-Hand* Do It Again(12", EP, Ltd) Dockside Records DSR 007 France 2015 Sell This Version
ACACIA3001 Kelli Hand - Project 6 EP album art K-Hand* Project 6 EP (EP) Acacia Records ACACIA3001 US 2017 Sell This Version
TRP ADE PT 3 Kelli Hand - TRP ADE PT 3 album art DJ Rush / K-Hand* DJ Rush / K-Hand* - TRP ADE PT 3(12", Ltd, S/Edition, W/Lbl, Cle) трип TRP ADE PT 3 Russia 2017 Sell This Version
SMG14204 Kelli Hand - Tools Vol.1 album art K-Hand* Tools Vol.1 Acacia Records SMG14204 US 2018


ACACIA CD-005 Kelli Hand House Classics: Volume 5(CD, Comp) Acacia Records ACACIA CD-005 US 2007 Sell This Version
SMG14854 Kelli Hand - Acacia Classics Vol.1 album art K-Hand* Acacia Classics Vol.1(13xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Acacia Records SMG14854 US 2019
SMG14941 Kelli Hand - Acacia Classics Vol.3 album art K-Hand* Acacia Classics Vol.3(14xFile, ALAC, Comp) Acacia Records SMG14941 US 2020
SMG14923 Kelli Hand - Acacia Classics Vol.2 album art K-Hand* Acacia Classics Vol.2(26xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Acacia Records SMG14923 US 2020

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August 19, 2021
i'd like to own some of her 12" but her discography is a bit intimidating... what are her most essential releases? or if anybody has a deal on a bundle feel free to contact me!


August 13, 2021
no church has enough candle lights for you. r.i.p.


August 6, 2021
Such a great artist, her albums are all worthy and very good, if you like the true sound of Detroit techno. "Ready for Darkness" and "Soul" are my picks. RIP Queen of Techno!


August 5, 2021
Still on a journey, but now on a new part of it. Go ahead and do it like you did. We still have you in mind, while spinning your records.


August 5, 2021
she could do club tracks and proper out there minimalism. a talent indeed. rip k


August 5, 2021
Ron Trent: “ I first went to record in Detroit somewhere around 92’. My business partner Chez and I would began on what became a journey into experimenting with sound, many talks of historical factors, and hosting conversations with a close circle of old and new friends for me. Kelli was a part of our intimate core of people that would come by and hang with us in KMS studio from the very beginning. Chez and Kelli had a long standing relationship way before she hung with us. I hit if off with her from the start. She was witty, really down to earth, and mercurial like Chez and I which made for great discourse and plenty of laughter. One thing I remembered is that she was on this TV show “The Scene” apparently back in the day, a Detroit program that was similar to Soul Train. She had some footage and we got a kick out of checking it out. She struck me as having many dynamics and experiences which lead her to be where she was in her life. She had a good knowledge of music and earlier club days. Her and Chez had both been to Paradise Garage. Later on in our careers we would cross paths and though we did not have those private hangs like we use to the feeling was still the same. A very warm and genuine spirit. I wish my Sister light on her journey back home. I must say this did not settle well with me. Bless her road and achievements. The first female Techno DJ in the world. Ase’”

Cornelius Harris, UR: “ I just don't have words.
She lived below me when I first moved to Detroit. The walls and floors were thin and she said, "I do parties and you're invited. It's not like you aren't going to be in it anyway!" And let me tell you, she had some GREAT parties. But seriously...
She welcomed me and I'll forever appreciate it. Thank you Kelli.”

Stingray: “ K.Hand was producing ,djing in Detroit and the world, and running a label at a time when there were very few women in the landscape of USA electronic music that did it all . R.I.H. to a well respected legend. Check out her body of work when you can.”

MM Underground Resistance: “ Rest in Heavenly Peace to Kelli Hand (Detroit) and Paul Johnson (Chicago). They are heroes, survivors and electronic music pioneers. We are heart broken but celebrate their achievements and legacies as visionaries who continued to create, produce and persevere through out their lives!”

Thank you for taking a chance on me back in the day. It was an honor to work with you. I'm going to miss you deeply.” 🙏


August 4, 2021
queen ................ . . .. .. :(


August 4, 2021
RIP Kelli ... Angel ..Legend <<<<------>>>> thx for all your work ... ♥/



August 4, 2021
R.I.P. Until we meet again. "Music is an immortal science of soul"


August 3, 2021
Bigos can´t believe! :-(
A true legend has gone.

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