Tag: Richie Hawtin

The Phase I Lineup of Croatia’s Island Gem Sonus Scores A Knockdown

If you already miss the sun beating on your sun-screened shoulders, an icy cocktail in the hand and dancing till the sun comes up and down, then it may be the time to plan your next summer holiday adventure. On the offer – Sonus – a summer rave hosted on the divine Zcre Beach, on Pag Island, in Croatia August 20th, mustering the absolute biggest of the techno and house scene, so that even defining the headliner becomes almost impossible. The fact that the festival crew is doing things right is evident in the returning acts. Few of them to mention – after a subliminal festival closing last year, is the ... Read more

HYTE Announces NYE Party in Berlin with Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing, Loco Dice & more

When we are talking HYTE, we are talking real, raw techno and house sounds in stripped down bare industrial surroundings, sophisticated in its simplicity. It thus makes it no surprise, the prominent party institution HYTE announces nest it’s NYD celebration in world’s techno mecca, Berlin. The chosen location the former bus depot turned war-time weapons arsenal – Arena Berlin – now provides a labyrinth of indoor and outdoor industrial spaces with numerous dancefloors throughout, as well as panoramic views of the river Spree to see in Berlin’s spectacular New Year’s fireworks. Meanwhile sound wise, it is a collection of heavyweights. To begin ... Read more

Moodymann, Richie Hawtin and Dixon to Headline Polaris Festival this December

Gearing up it’s second edition this December is Polaris Festival in Swiss mountain resort Verbier. Located 2200 metres above the sea level (which is exactly 2201 metre higher above the sea than Amsterdam) lays The Black Mountain, or in the original The Mouton Noir. Located in the middle of Vebier’s ski slopes with stunning views of the Swiss Alps, The Black Mountain shall welcome the guests of Polaris Festival 2016 for a three day celebration with five stages and a shiveringly-good line-up. The headlining bunch is notorious from Moodymann, Dixon, Lil Louis to the harder sounds of Richie Hawtin, Luciano and Chris Liebing. But thats ... Read more

DHA Mix #233 By Barem

Barem released his first successful track as a free download in 2005 and a year later was already being featured by Minus. His prolific output with Richie Hawtin‘s seminal purveyor of minimal techno, saw him release a series of EPs, occupying lineups like Mutek and Movement, culminating with the release of his 2011 long player, “After The Storm”. After extensive touring with his live show, Barem got back to releasing music around 2014, with work on the likes of Leftroom Limited, Mindshake, SCI+TEC and Moon Harbour. See also: Interview: Barem Now, taking his sound to new heights, the Argentinian pioneer ... Read more

What Dance Did Right: Loco Dice Teams With South African Youth Center

Citing youth centers in his native Düsseldorf as a major source of influence in his youth, Desolat’s Loco Dice has now teamed up with nonprofit Bridges for Music. The aim of Bridges for Music is to raise funds for South Africa’s Kliptown Youth Center, which acts as a safe haven for disadvantaged youth by partnering with key industry figures (Richie Hawtin, Luciano, and Black Coffee are all ambassadors of the charity). Last year Loco Dice toured South Africa promoting music for children, organizing workshops, and performing for donations to the charity. On Bridges for Music, Loco Dice says: “I feel my ... Read more

Interview: Barem

Barem released his first successful track as a free download in 2005 and a year later was already being featured by Minus. His prolific output with Richie Hawtin‘s seminal purveyor of minimal techno, saw Barem release a series of EPs, finding himself on the lineups of festivals likes Mutek and Movement, culminating with the release of his 2011 long player, “After The Storm”. After extensive touring with his live show, Barem got back to releasing music around 2014, with work on the likes of Leftroom Limited, Mindshake, SCI+TEC and Moon Harbour. Now, Barem has launched a new label, FUN Records, ... Read more

Beatport Founding Partner Pens Open Letter To Company

Jonas Tempel, a founding partner and CEO of Beatport from 2002-2010, has written an open letter to his former company, covering much ground and offering advice for its future. In lieu of Beatport’s messy divorce from its parent company SFX Entertainment, Tempel discusses his time with the company, as well as his hope for its future with a variety of suggestions aimed at refocusing Beatport’s original mission. Written with a strong love of electronic music in its tone, Tempel begins by reminiscing on his original love for electronic music, beginning with a 100 person underground rave in 1991 through the introduction ... Read more

Premiere: Claude VonStroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit (Marc Houle Remix)

Set as a release for Claude VonStroke’s 10th Anniversary Remix EP, Marc Houle premieres his spaced out remix of the original classic with a crunchy percussive foundation. Raised adjacent to Detroit in Windsor, Ontario, Houle grew within the same fertile music community that spawned his former label boss and mentor Richie Hawtin. Marc Houle is a seminal artist and proponent to the socio-defined minimal sound of the mid-’00s. He went on to transcend it with releases on labels such as Minus and Items & Things.  His obsession with electronic sounds goes all the way back to the noise of ’80s video games and vintage ... Read more

Premiere: Jeancy – From The Sky (Original Mix)

Hailing from Tarragona, Spanish producer and DJ Jeancy aka DJ Raid premieres his latest release off NU Ideals, an energetic record with a modern-day taste of Italo and remix from London-based talent Third Son. Ever since designing an alter ego, Jeancy keeps things on beat by managing his label Beat Yourself. Outside his intrinsic label responsibilities, he’s released via labels such as Get Physical, Electronique, and Natural Rhythm, and collaborated with artists such as DJ Fronter, Israel Vich, and Miguel Bastida – all the while receiving support from artists such as Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, and Joseph Capriati. The release incorporates a catchy main lead and a powerful bass line that’s caught the early attention on a number of dance floors ... Read more

Watch Richie Hawtin Unveil PLAYdifferently From Berlin Tonight

Richie Hawtin makes his return to Boiler Room tonight as he officialy unveils his latest technology venture to audiences. Bringing a few of his friends along, including Dubfire, Chris Liebing, Ellen Alien, Joseph Capriati and more, Richie and company will each play with the Model 1, even inviting guests to bring USBs and vinyls for their own hands on experience. See also: Richie Hawtin Speaks: PLAYDifferently, Prototypes, & Innovation PLAYdifferently is a new mixer project from Richie Hawtin alongside former Allen&Heath technologist Andy Rigby-Jones that “offers uncompromising quality, sonic performance and intuitive functionality”. In brief, its technical specifications include 6 ... Read more

This Could Be The Most Comprehensive Gallery Of 90s Era Rave Photography, Ever

While working as in-house photographer for iconic 90s dance music magazine Frontpage, photographer Tilman Brembs was able to capture nearly a decade’s worth of parties, from Berlin to Hong Kong, Las Vegas to Tokyo. Shot on glorious 35mm, Brembs 20,000+ photograph archives of 90s era rave culture features DJs like Carl Cox, Goldie, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Armand Van Helden, and Boy George, as well as a host of the world’s first and quite possibly best dance events like Mayday, Tresor and Love Parade. Of course, the beating heart of Tilman Bends’ is his chronicling of those who made the ... Read more

Richie Hawtin Speaks: PLAYDifferently, Prototypes, & Innovation

If you were a club? “A dirty warehouse in Detroit.” — Richie Hawtin The forty-five year old Canadian technofile, a highly awarded performer nominated for DJ Awards Best Techno DJ seventeen times, of which he’s won three, a pioneer of the techno genre, artist skinny and dressed completely in black, stands bent forward over his computer on the stage, knee height, looking at his screen like the machine is in his debt. Co-founder of Plus-8 records in 1990; founder of M_nus records in 1998; the sound of X & Y — Saki Samurai — trading card immortality. Now forty-five, here ... Read more

Interview: Nastia

With little else than the love of dance in her bones, Ukraine’s Nastia has forged her way into being one of electronic music’s all around dance music ambassadors. First getting behind a pair of decks in 2005, Nastia has since toured the world in many cities throughout Europe and further abroad to Japan, North Africa, South America and Mauritius. Aside from touring as a DJ, Nastia’s presence has been felt as a promoter, radio host and, most recently, a resident of Moscow’s famed Arma17. Self-considered more of a true DJ than a producer, Nastia’s skills behind the decks are unquestioned, ... Read more

Festival Report: BPM Festival

The BPM Festival 2016 wrapped the 9th edition of it´s ten-day music festival. Located in the beautiful Caribbean town of Playa del Carmen it featured over 375 artists playing in 11 official venues. It´s a lot to choose from in 10 days, but there were some that really made an impression on me so I´ll tell you about my favorite parties over the course of 10 days of sun, sand and electronic beats. Ants @ Blue Parrot The opening night saw the Blue Parrot club absolutely rammed. You could tell from the moment you arrived that the sound system had ... Read more

Awakenings Festival Announce Superstar Heavy Lineup For 16th Edition Lineup

Awakenings Festival has announced the dates for its 2016 edition on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of June, going down at Netherlands’ Spaarnwoude Houtrak for the 16th time. There will be 8 different stages, including 2 spacious open air stages, representing the broad variety of techno music – from traditional techno to fusion styles and back. As they do each and every year, the newest and hottest techno kids on the block will perform next to scene legends, resulting in almost 100 different artists and live acts performing over the course of two days. The second festival day, longtime collaborators ... Read more