Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, and Ean Golden To Embark On CNTRL Tour

At DJTT HQ, we’re constantly asked when controllerism-focused artists will come to your towns across the US and Canada – and we’re excited to share the news that Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, and Ean Golden have all teamed up to build an incredible joint tour, CNTRL. The tour starts at the end of October, with dates along the US East Coast, Midwest, and Canada (West Coast dates might be coming in 2013!) – details inside!

The CNTRL tour will be focused on showing how advancements in music technology can lead to incredible and dynamic onstage performances and in addition to Richie, Loco, and Ean, a number of guest artists will be popping onto various dates through out the tour, including Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson Seth Troxler, Victor Calderone, Josh Wink, and Paco Osuna.

The tour combines daytime seminars at major colleges and universities with a performance later that night at a venue near the campus – meaning if you’ve been looking to learn from some of the controller greats, this is your perfect opportunity. Here are the curriculum details from the press release:

  • Richie Hawtin on using technology to control creativity
  • Loco Dice on old-school DJ-ing with modern technology
  • Hawtin’s sound technician Johannes Krämer on the importance of sound quality
  • Ean Golden on digital DJ-ing and controllerism
  • Q&A with CNTRL artists and special guest speakers

I talked to Ean briefly and asked him what he’s pumped for about this tour:

“It’s about exposing the younger generation of EDM fans to the deeper side of electronic music through creative technology. I’m really excited to go out on the road and meet fans and see what people really care about.”

Check out the full list of dates below:

  • Mon 10/29 Buffalo, NY TBA // Town Ballroom*
  • Tue 10/30 Syracuse, NY Syracuse University // Westcott Theatre*
  • Wed 10/31 Boston, MA Berklee College of Music // RISE*
  • Thu 11/1 Washington, DC American University // EchoStage*
  • Fri 11/2 Philadelphia, PA Drexel University // Electric Factory**
  • Sat 11/3 New York, NY New York University // Webster Hall***
  • Mon 11/5 Montreal, QC McGill // SAT****
  • Tue 11/6 London, ON UW Ontario // London Music Hall****
  • Wed 11/7 Windsor, ON University of Windsor // Boom Boom Room*****
  • Thu 11/8 Toronto, ON TBA // The Hoxton*****
  • Mon 11/12 Detroit, MI Wayne State University // TV Bar******
  • Tue 11/13 Urbana, IL TBA // Canopy Club******
  • Wed 11/14 Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan // Necto ******
  • Thu 11/15 Dayton, OH University of Dayton // Masque
  • Fri 11/16 Chicago, IL Columbia College // The Metro*******
  • Sat 11/17 Madison, WI TBA // The Majestic Theater*******
  • Sun 11/18 Minneapolis, MN Slam Academy (with UMN EDM Club // The Loft at Barfly*******

*Indicates date with Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Paco Osuna, Ean Golden
**Indicates date with Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Josh Wink, Ean Golden
*** Indicates date with Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, tINI, Ean Golden
**** Indicates date with Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Victor Calderone, Ean Golden
***** Indicates date with Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Carl Craig, Ean Golden
****** Indicates date with Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Ean Golden
******* Indicates date with Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, Gaiser, Ean Golden

More Info:

CNTRL on Facebook | Facebook
CNTRL tour dates and writeup | Resident Advisor

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  • Von Royale

    how do we get to the daytime seminars? the show looks cool, but i wanna learn something.

  • daniel m

    Can you stream them?

  • benjaminwg

    From right to left:
    said everything he had to say
    wondering what to say next
    cut off mid sentence

  • Moises Caetano

    definitely a treat. i saw Hawtin about the same time last year in NYC around my birthday. Will def. be a treat to see him again this year.

  • Eric Hensel

    any seminars in buffalo while you guys are here???????

  • Eric Hensel

    ean im in buffaloare you guys doing any seminars during the day when you come here???

  • Matt Evered

    Hey Ean,
    I see that you’re coming to UWO, where will you be giving the seminar on campus? There’s no info on it on the page for the event.


  • Kyle Goodrich

    I wish you could understand how excited I am to see you perform live Ean! And learn from you!

  • Jean Marc Lavoie

    It’s a little hard to count asterisks after 5 of them ******, lol, jk guys

  • Steffen

    Guys…we need you here in Berlin!!!!

  • Joey Hall

    See you guys in Montreal 😀

  • Josh Bonnet

    Please do one tour like that in Europe!!!!

  • Devin Gilmer

    Congrats Ean, this is a huge accomplishment. 5 years of DJ Tech Tools and now this, way to go! I’m sure BETA in Denver would love to have you guys swing through…

  • VJ Leo

    Wonderful initiative! Congrats!!

  • Telequanta

    Really exciting news! See you guys at Drexel.

  • Michael Hamilton

    Oh man, Why is this only west coast. I would love for you guys to come to the north west.


    Who is Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice?

    • LoopCat

      not sure if trolling…

  • Mr. DJ

    When will tickets go on sale? How can I buy them?

    • Mr. DJ

      Checked Websterhalls page no mention of the event or tickets. Does anybody going to Webster hall know where we can purchase some tix?

  • Ricky Nevar

    No west coast US dates?? o_O WtH???

  • jfd6812

    So awesome! The only question – will i be the dork that wears my DJTT shirt to the seminar/show? Yup.

    • Mr. DJ

      I will geek out with you bruther

  • Rutger Willems

    Why did you switched places on the pic?

  • Davelazy


  • Selekta Recordings

    How can we find out how we can attend the university sessions? Would LOVE to hear what everyone has to say, and Drexell is a whopping 15 minute subway ride…do we have to get ahold of the university? or is there going to be some sort of ticketing for those to that will be combined with the shows? I really hope they get you guys some additional sound for The Electric Factory…i highly recommend who ever is promoting that show to get Rob Paine’s Solomonic Sound System in there too! You want that place to rumble, yet be TIGHT as can be, you want Rob’s system in there…anyway, can’t wait to see you all in Philly!

  • DJ PC3

    Come on guys, you couldn’t figure out a better system to indicate performers than using “*”s… super hard to figure out who is coming where. Try a alpha numeric system (ex. A1 = Richie, Loco & Ean. B1 = Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Josh Wink, Ean Golden. etc)

    But I am excited to see the show coming to Illinois. Gotta decide if I wanna see it in Chicago (my home) or Urbana (my alma mater)… decisions, decisions

  • Ryan Hagerty

    Drexel & the Electric factory, fuck yeah! I live like an hour away from there. I’m definitely goin to this!!

  • denis_nov

    im 14, would i be able to go to the montreal gig or is there an age restriction?

  • Yousuf

    Ean Golden needs to get his ass down to Europe, specifically Brussels…

  • Derik Galindo

    So when can I get tickets for this and how much??

  • Safefire

    Come to Europe!
    So much incredible controllerism and good music going on in Europe, we’d be psyched to have you!

  • The CrowdBoy

    Ean I’m spanish but I`m staying in SF for about 4 months! when i started to read this article i thought I would have the chance to participate in that stuff!! but baang NO SAN FRANCISCO???
    I would relly like to see you on a gig… do you have any gig on sf before january??

  • George Thoms

    Super bummed ill be on the tail end of a cross canada tour and will miss this in Toronto by a week. DO THIS MORE OFTEN!!!!!!

  • Quasi

    Come to CO!

  • djmior

    would be awesome if you guys could come up to sudbury between that toronto and detroit gig!

  • cris

    please record the talks so people outside of the US can see them!

  • Smangelo

    Don’t be afraid to stop by Utah…. especially not Utah Valley University. I know you’ll make this guy < pretty stoked to be alive.

  • Kevin Durkin

    Are they going to have a big screen up with computer screen shots so people can see what they are doing?

  • Somejack

    Sad, nothing for Slovakia:-)

  • JoshFelice81


  • Anonymous

    Will you be filming some of this so us poor souls who can’t get to see this live can still at least see what is being discussed and done? Doesn’t have to be every seminar every day, but some of the good ones would be nice.:)


    • RockingClub

      Some videos or maybe even some routine previews would be like christmas^^

  • Anonymous

    Where’s Moldover? The guy literally invented controllerism. You guys owe a lot to him and he should be there at least in a guest role.

    • Vlad Coman-Popescu

      Moldover’s currently in the middle of the US leg of his 2012 SuperVillain tour. I’m guessing the dates for the two tours clashed, making it impossible for Matt to take part in CNTRL. Good news for me though, since that means he’s also coming to the UK as part of the European leg of his tour in January. YAY!

  • Cronyn

    Holy christ, you’re coming to my university!?

  • Theo Void

    See ya in Philly. Can’t wait!!!!

  • imaps_suck

    If you do decide to tour california, don’t forget to make a stop at the biggest city in central cali…Fresno, Ca

  • djostreet

    Nothing for Miami?!

  • Alf-Einar Trenulltre

    Is there any reason to hope for a video of the daytime seminars? Want to go, but US and A is far, far away.

  • Aaron Vaughn

    what about no *’s? i.e. Dayton, OH?

    • Christopher Riley

      Yeah what’s up with Dayton. Why is it anything cool near Cincy is always the one f’d up lol. Seriously guys, whats up with Dayton. Also can you post something about how to sign up for the classes. I can’t find ish on the interwebs.

  • Nyall James

    Come to Colorado! Fort Collins in Northern Colorado has a great community of electronic artists that DJ and use controllers! Here are just a couple examples:,,, and humbly me: We have the beautiful Colorado State University where we would love to host you!, and two nearby venues that would also love to see you guys rock out : ) and

  • Jourdan

    I’m sure Los Angeles would love to see this. Why no west coast love?

    • SynthEtiX

      I was sad when I saw this not confirmed for the west coast

    • Ean Golden

      Hey Everyone, I think the hope is to take this tour on the west coast and to other nations in the future. Each part of the country takes almost a month to do, so it’s a huge time commitment from every artist. Personally I would love to tour the west coast and europe soon!

      • Vince Magro

        see you in buffalo bro, can’t wait!

      • Matthew Engst

        I would love to look into booking this in 2013 for a daytime clinic at The Musicians institute in Hollywood. Who do I contact?

      • curt

        please plan a tour to south africa

  • Ken Sheldon

    I’ll be seeing you guys at Columbia!!!

  • Lylax

    see ya in boston!!

  • Anonymous

    Not a single Texas date… even though we have notable schools in the area, and Austin is a major music hot spot in the US…. sad Day….

    • 6StringMercenary

      Agreed, bad move from a business standpoint too. There are plenty of outliers that would drive 2-3 hours for the right event(s). Oh well, good idea and shouldn’t be too hard for somebody around here to ‘dupe. DJ Craze & Andy C (Lizard Lounge) & Seba & Klute (Two:Tone @ Boiler Room) have all come through recently in Deep Ellum, so I guess will just keep supporting local and running the only DJTT style lab in my circle.

  • C.J. Crawford

    Should add VON to the Madison date. He uses an X1, Novation Launchpad and Midi Fighter classic all in his setup. Plus he slays live too.

  • DDM

    fn awesome im in buffalo and need to see this master of traktor ean,,,i will be there ,,just made my day,,so pumped im new at all this and cant wait

  • zedee

    come over to whistler or vancouver! (please?)

  • trux

    hope you make it over to seattle!

  • Doug Statum

    Interested in doing a Houston show? If so, PM me on FB. My buddy has a club here.

  • jprime

    Check out Richis arm in that photo o_O Looks mental skinny 😀

    Seriously tho – good luck with the tour!

  • Toontown

    Lol… Dayton, OH is the one closest to me and it doesn’t have a *. Does this mean none of them is coming and it will be the same d-bag spinning Scissor Sisters remixes? (Masque is a gay club).

    • Chest Rockwell

      yeah Dayton, OH would be closest to me as well, what does a lack of a * mean?

  • koinkster

    awww no San Diego :'(