Kelli Hand

Kelli Hand pic

September 15, 1964 – August 3, 2021

Kelli Maria Hand, known professionally as K-Hand, grew up in Detroit where she attended Henry Ford High School.  In the 1980s, she discovered the dance scene at the Paradise Garage nightclub in New York and became hooked on the music.  Before long she landed gigs as a DJ, including at the Detroit gay venue Zipper’s, and came to achieve international acclaim as the “first lady of Detroit techno.”

Between The Lines [online only], August 5, 2021

New York Times, August 9, 2021

Remembering Detroit Techno Trailblazer Kelli Hand