We first broke the news of a Richie Hawtin and Allen & Heath collaboration during NAMM week, when the first details emerged. It's pretty clear that the project is some kind of mixer - but now the first official teasers have emerged. Read on for the sparse official details about this PLAYDifferently project.
Details are sparse so far, but Richie Hawtin announced at an exclusive NAMM 2016 event that he has partnered up with manufacturer Allen & Heath and been working on a top secret project that's set to debut in the "near future." Read on for the sparse details and to learn what we know so far.
We're just a few weeks away from NAMM 2016, one of the biggest industry conventions and often the hub of new product announcements for DJ and production gear. We've got a few clues and ideas of what the convention might bring, read on to see who might be working on new gear and about to make big announcements - including Denon DJ, Pioneer DJ, and even Richie Hawtin.
Last month the 2015 CNTRL Tour hit the road with an incredible line up of world class electronic artists. Artists like Richie Hawtin, Matthew Dear, Victor Calderone, Grime, Dubfire, Chris Liebing, and DJTT's own Ean Golden, toured across the U.S. and hit several college campuses to inspire and educate students about electronic music. We've put together a recap of the tour with video highlights, artist lectures, and key lessons from these world class performers.
We're not too quick to make fun of anyone in the DJ world, but occasionally there's a fun target that emerges that allows DJs to have a healthy self-reflection. This time, the internet has taken Boiler Room into their crosshairs, and the results are spectacularly hilarious. Something about taking the excessively stoic streams and flipping them into horrid 1990's dance parties is just awesome.
One of the single best ways to develop your skills as a DJ and advance to the next level is through consistent gigs in front of a specific crowd. A local residency is one of the most reliable ways to get that experience. In today's article we talk with a number of resident DJs from around the world, along with providing some recommendations on how to land that coveted spot.
Tomorrow afternoon I will set out with Richie Hawtin and a talented cast of electronic music experts on the second edition of CNTRL. Each day the group will speak at universities across the nation in a quest to inspire new and old producers to believe that they too, can find their own unique voice in music. Today, I sat down with Richie to talk about CNTRL and learned some interesting things along the way.
Richie Hawtin proudly presents for 2015 CNTRL: Individuality & Creativity In Technology-Based Music, a college campus tour. Beginning April 15 in Boston, MA at Berklee College of Music, this innovative and immersive experience will touch down at colleges and hot spots in eight major college markets across North America before finishing up in Los Angeles April 2 at UCLA and The Palladium. Dj TechTools fans in those markets should get quite a treat with free daytime lectures and masterclasses.