German DJ Helena Hauff and Return to Disorder label owner was the first female to be named BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix of the year in 2017. Hauff’s primary focus has always been her productions and honing her skills on the decks. This translates into her characteristic gnashing electro, acidic techno, chugging EBM tunes taking priority over courting fame and ‘likes’ that so many in the music industry seek. Her background studies in fine art, maths, physics and acoustics means her creative flair is perfectly expressed through the coaxing of weighty club sounds from her machines. With ‘Living With Ladybirds’ Hauff lays down four EBM-infused tracks recorded in her method of using strictly analogue equipment. There’s the eccentric electro of ‘Jonas’, the travelling melody behind ‘Your Turn To Fly’, the stripped down pulsing techno of ‘Touching Plastic’, and the rich rolling acid techno of ‘Pinch’.