Awakenings and Time Warp have announced their debut collaborative festival, Connect. The event takes place at Messe in Düsseldorf on Saturday 13th October.
The two techno festival giants have locked Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Chris Liebing, Marcel Dettmann, Charlotte de Witte, Richie Hawtin and more for the inaugural Connect. You can check out the full line-up below.
The event by Awakenings and Time Warp, who have over 40 years of festival experience between them, will host 20,000 ravers from 10pm until 10am.
Richie Hawtin, Charlotte de Witte, Ben UFO and more have been confirmed as part of the third phase line-up for Dutch festival Lowlands. They join previously announced artists Gorillaz, Daniel Avery, Yaeji and Dua Lipa, who are set to play across the three-day festival taking place between 17th and 19th August at Walibi Holland Event Center in Biddinghuizen in the Netherlands.
Ushuaïa has lined up Apollonia, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Maya Jane Coles and many more for ANTS' double weekend opening fiesta, set to kick off on Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th May.
The first weekend (Saturday 19th May) will see ANTS regular Andrea Oliva headline the party, alongside Apollonia, Dublin, Lawler, Nic Fanciulli, Paco Osuna and UNER. The following Saturday (26th May) Oliva will return once again, this time joined by Richie Hawtin, Maya Jane Coles, Hito, Francisco Allendes and Adam Beyer.
Love Family Park, Germany’s oldest open-air techno festival, has rolled out the names set to command its three stages on 28th July. Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, Loco Dice and Richie Hawtin are just a few of the techno figureheads set to spin during the 12-hour party.
The line-up is completed by Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Dixon, Maceo Plex, Ricardo Villalobos, Adriatique, Seth Troxler, Sven Väth, Solomun, andhim, Boris Brejcha, Butch, Dominik Eulberg (live), Fritz Kalkbrenner (live), Karotte, Lexy and K-Paul (live), Moonbootica and Oliver Koletzki.
Tomorrowland has revealed its second wave of artists for its 2018 festivals, which run across two weekends in July.
Richie Hawtin, Jamie Jones, Tale Of Us, Recondite (live) and Andhim round out the underground part of the new announcements.
Tomorrowland revealed a techno-heavy first wave yesterday, which included Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann, Sven Väth and Charlotte de Witte.
EXIT Festival has revealed the first names to play the dance arena, at the event which runs from 12th to 15th July at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Amelie Lens and Adam Beyer B2B Ida Engberg are among those set to enthrall the crowd of 25,000 from evening through dawn.
Anastasia Kirstensen, DJ Jock and the best of Serbia’s local support are also set to spin.
Richie Hawtin has opened up about techno and his top tracks of 2017 in a new interview with the BBC. You can listen to it below.
The three-hour Christmas Special with B.Traits was dedicated exclusively to the techno technician.
The mood for the interview is established with two Hawtin mixes, the second recorded at the Maida Vale studios. The conversation between Hawtin and Traits commencing around the 1:49:10 mark.
Richie Hawtin has teased a custom version of his PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 mixer. Built by his father Mick Hawtin, the 10-channel version features extra channels as well as some utput cutomisation round the back. While the unit is reportedly a one-off, in a Facebook post, Hawtin explained the "MODEL 1 EX" was "specially built to test next generation CLOSE live show ideas for the summer 2018 touring season".
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In his early days as a DJ, Hawtin would regularly travel ‘over the bridge’ from his hometown of Ontario, Canada to Detroit, where techno forefathers such as Juan Atkins and Derrick May regularly played. Watching their approach and playing in the same circles hugely inspired his future career.
DJakarta Warehouse Project has announced its Phase Three line up, with the mammoth event confirming David Gravell, Vini Vici, and Sander van Doorn's alter-ego, Purple Haze, amongst others. Those names will join the likes of Richie Hawtin, Hardwell, DVBBS, Flume, Steve Aoki, Robin Schulz, Tiesto, Marshmello and Loco Dice, many of who appeared in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs 2017 list.