Richie Hawtin's dedication to technology, to the future, to advancing his scene in any way possible is remarkable. Once again - following last year's Plastikman focus - he devised a concept that had the whole electronic community in a spin. ENTER. was his weekly club night at Space, Ibiza, complete with full Saki bar and many large musical hook-ups with labels like Cadenza and unexpected bookings like Grimes.
It worked, because not only did the club go off each week, but so too did it inspire the man behind it in new ways. "ENTER. stands above everything else this year," beams Richie. "From my vantage point, most of my best and most inspired sets were there on Ibiza. It started with an absolutely incredible opening night, and the nights and energy just built up from there to ENTER.'s climax at EXIT! " For those wondering if it was just a one-off thing in 2012, the answer is no.
"We are only just beginning, we'll take yet another step next year," exclaims the M-nus boss, who also says he still listens to 99% of all promos he receives as well as single-handedly programming all his own ENTER. parties. "ENTER. is supposed to be a first-time new experience for even the seasoned Ibiza clubbers, and it had to be a first introduction to Ibiza for some of the artists too