ARTIST OF THE DAY
Techno pioneer Richie Hawtin is known for playing under many aliases over the last 2 decades and creating concepts that have been influential in shaping the path for electronic music. Plastikman, F.U.S.E, Close and Model 1 are just a few of the aliases and projects spawned from an obsession with technology and re-writing the rule book for digital music.
Richie is an official ‘Sake Samurai’ in Japan! A prestigious award bestowed on serious Sake connoisseurs who have contributed to sharing Japanese culture worldwide.
COVER FEATURE: DJ MAG MEETS RICHIE HAWTIN
DJ Mag speak to Richie Hawtin about all things technical in the electronic music industry. From past to present, discover his pivotal role spanning over 20 years in the growth of digital DJing worldwide. Read more about how Richie has been influential in shaping the modern landscape of techno here.
RICHIE HAWTIN DISCUSSES HIS CLOSE COMBINED PROJECT
“If techno’s mission is still about pushing forward, I want to embody that.”
Find out more about Richie Hawtin’s journey from turntables in the 90s to his unique set-up in the DJ booth for Close and how it has created a rare opportunity for no pre- planning and pure spontaneity here.
FACT magazine interviews Richie Hawtin on his origins as F.U.S.E and how he made techno in the early 90s. Explore the creative process of one of our favourite producers and musicians here.
THAT WICKED PLASTIKMAN
The Canadian acid master discusses revivalism versus futurism, from his roots in Plus 8 records in 1990 right through to his modern day role of all round techno entrepreneur. Find out more about Richie Hawtin’s s musical philosophy and his constant renewal of the musical habitat he calls home here.
RICHIE HAWTIN – APPLE MUSIC LAB: CLOSET MASTERCLASS & LIVE PERFORMANCE (FULL VERSION)
Check out this incredible masterclass from Richie; sharing his experiences and thoughts on what drives and inspires his creativity. This presentation includes personal insights, tutorials and a live performance all focusing on his CLOSE live and new CLOSE combined release.
HOW I PLAY: RICHIE HAWTIN MODEL Q DJ SET UP & LIVE PERFORMANCE ON MODEL 1 (PLAYDIFFERENTLY)
PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 – Richie Hawtin reveals his latest DJ set-up, offering a vision of how the digital and analogue worlds merge to create another level of new and exciting sound.
RICHIE HAWTIN – CLOSE LIVE
A teaser from Richie Hawtin’s renowned CLOSE live show, no two shows are every the same as Richie continues to break the boundaries in electronic music and plays with no pre-planning so every set is truly unique to watch, listen or see.