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.
Printworks London has revealed December performances from The Chemical Brothers, Paul Kalkbrenner and Richie Hawtin.
The December run starts with a 2nd December Bugged Out! Presents party headlined by The Chemical Brothers with a yet-to-be-announced collection of opening talent. Paul Kalkbrenner and company curate the vibes on 9th December.
The 10th December Closing Party will feature Richie Hawtin’s selected PLAYDifferently roster. Benjamin Damage, Chris Liebing, Luciano, Nicole Moudaber and Rebekah will also be performing during that 11-hour showcase.
Japanese-born, Berlin-based techno DJ HITO is set to curated a new event series at IPSE in Berlin later this month, kicking off on 31st August and cryptically titled OTO.
OTO — which is Japanese for 'sound' — will see HITO joined by a slew of established and up-and-coming guests who hail from Germany, Japan and across the globe, with a focus on pure and organic-sounding techno sonics.
ADAM Audio have released a new video featuring techno pioneer Richie Hawtin.
In the short video, Richie Hawtin talks us through his early experiences and his love for techno, as well as his ever-expanding relationship with technology.
The video is also a showcase for ADAM Audio’s award-winning S3X-H midfield monitors which have garnered high praise from Richie as he explains his experiences with the monitors at Berlin’s UFO Studios, and subsequently adopting ADAM Audio’s monitors for his recent ‘From My Mind To Yours' album.
Elrow’s 2017 expansion has been slowed due to disagreements with local officials in Salou, ES. At the recommendation of local politicians and stakeholders, Elrow’s 15th July Friends & Family festival has been cancelled.
Deadmau5 has re-recorded his less-than-desired Testpilot set from Movement Detroit. The mix is part of his BBC Radio 1 Residency.
Richie Hawtin opened up about why he embarked on his new CLOSE live show, explaining that “DJing is much easier than it ever was”.
Known for his love of pioneering new technology, Hawtin launched his new live show at Coachella last month (April).