Techno legend Richie Hawtin has been awarded an honorary Doctorate from the University of Huddersfield for his outstanding contribution to music technology. The British-born DJ–he moved to Canada at the age of nine–was presented with the honor after a PhD student and business partner of Hawtin’s featured Richie’s work as both a DJ and [...]
Richie Hawtin and friends are coming to a college campus near you as part of his upcoming CNTRL tour. As the follow up to his 2012 CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour, Hawtin is set to embark on an eight-city journey alongside musicians such as Dubfire, Matador, and Victor Calderone to explore “the deeper side of electronic music.” Taking place [...]
Following the Time Warp incident, it has come to our attention that Richie Hawtin has a lesser-known history of randomly chucking objects into the crowd. Below is footage of him dropping a CDJ into the crowd at Amnesia Ibiza in 2013: And below is footage of him throwing a girl’s shoes into the crowd at Warung in Brazil:
UPDATE: Richie Hawtin apologized publicly for the incident via Facebook: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', [...]
Don’t worry. This isn’t a movie about Kanye West’s love life. 808 is an upcoming documentary that looks at the history of one of electronic music’s most innovative and influential pieces of equipment. Directed by Alexander Dunn, 808 details the journey and evolution of the Roland TR-808 and its impact on the music industry as a whole. [...]
Techno titan Richie Hawtin, aka Plastikman, is giving classic film a modern spin by scoring the 1929 silent French film Brumes d’automne. The short film, Brumes d’automne (Autumn Mists), is directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff. The project is part of an upcoming exhibition helmed by French director Bertrand Bonello. Hawtin’s score, alongside [...]
The incomparable and transcendent techno artist known as Richie Hawtin, aka Plastikman, hosted an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit today. Over the course of the two-hour discussion, Richie answered questions directly from him fans. Here is what we learned: 1. Tinnitus is a very real danger to DJs. Tinitus is a problem with me and most of [...]
Detroit’s techno demigod Richie Hawtin shared the first album in 11 years from his alter ego Plastikman today in full via YouTube. The album was recorded as a one-off performance for a fundraiser at the Guggenheim Museum in New York last November, and less than a week after announcing it would be released as a complete LP, here we have [...]
Today might be his birthday, but Richie Hawtin gives us the best present of all: the promise of a new Plastikman album. For the first time in more than a decade, Richie will once again assume his Plastikman alias for a new live album, EX. The album was recorded during a special performance in the annual fundraiser at The Guggenheim, New [...]
A week after news broke surounding deadmau5′ secret techno release on Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8 Records, the man behind the mask has admitted that Sunspot (White Space Conflict) is his. Via inthemix: “I was just trying something different… I kind of knew that if I put it out under an alias it would be fuckin’ five minutes before people [...]
testpilot - Sunspot (White Space Conflict) (Original Mix) [Plus 8]
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