K-HAND among the 20 tracks proving 1997 was the best year for house
#11/20 K. Hand – ‘Project 5’
Detroit DJ, producer and Acacia Records boss Kelli Hand has been a highly respected purveyor of techno and funky house for almost 30 years without achieving quite the same recognition and fame as many of her peers. This was a banner year for Hand, with a number of releases on Acacia and other labels that still hold up; but ‘Project 5’ is the go-to for diggers.
It’s four untitled tracks all trade in stomping hard house with driving keyboards and stinging vocal loops. The second track on side B is an especially brilliant combination of soulful New York-style garage and that tech edge and relentless groove that are undeniably Detroit – a perfect summary of all that was great about the era.
Orignial Source: InTheMix