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From Raw To Clean: Helena Hauff's Favourite Records
Kate Hutchinson , August 1st, 2018 09:37

Ahead of her appearance at this month's Berlin Atonal festival, Helena Hauff guides Kate Hutchinson through 13 favourite records, from Iggy to Serge and Loop to a host of true bangerz


The Stooges - Raw Power
It's the record I always come back to. I discovered it in my early 20s but it seems like it's always been present in my life. I wouldn't play it in a club, but I would listen to it at home when I wanna get into a good mood, or when I'm really sad and I wanna feel even sadder. I would listen to it in the pub, I would listen to it in a car, I would listen to it on the bad speakers on my computer. I just never get sick of it. It's full-on and brutal, in a way, but at the same time it's got this emotionally raw quality to it; it's very fragile. There is a difference between something being raw and powerful, and something being raw and not very powerful and just raw. I mean, just by having distortion on a track doesn't necessarily make it a good track. But I do like rawness a lot. It soothes my ears. Distortion and rawness is something that I appreciate it. For my DJ sets I like to mix more distorted, raw stuff with more clean, clinical tracks. I like to hear the contrast between the two.