When it comes to techno, Richie Hawtin is nothing short of a legend.
In the latest issue of Future Music, the mag met up with him in Berlin to find out how he’s stayed on top throughout all of his years in the ever-evolving techno scene.
In the interview, Hawtin gives the lowdown on the hardware that has powered his iconic sound, his decades of production experience, and his all new compilation, From My Mind to Yours.
Longevity is a rare commodity in electronic music…That’s why the multi-decade career of Richie Hawtin is so impressive.
Hawtin produces and performs under a long list of aliases, including Plastikman, Childsplay, 80xx, and F.U.S.E., to name just a few. Through these varied identities, he has been able to create a style that always keeps him on the cutting edge of the techno genre.
Pick up Future Music issue 301 for the full scoop on Richie Hawtin, as well as insider articles on multisampling, and FM’s favorite synths of 2015.
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Whether it’s his outstanding collabs with the likes of Tiga, his production at the cutting-edge as Audion, or the DJ sets that light thousands on fire, Dear brings a quality musical mix experience each and every time he touches the controls.
We’ve said it before, but we might as well say it again. Jack is back in town and he’s “just a DJ.”
But oh what a DJ. Here are three reasons to bring a sawbuck to Middlesex Lounge before 11pm to catch one of the greatest DJs in the world today.
1. He’s got his protege in tow
For this US excursion, Jack is packing a secret weapon. His young Glaswegian padwan Jasper James (waving the powerful Optimo Trax crest) has already been featured on the world-famous Essential Mix. James is the son of one of the owners of the world-famous Sub Club and was taught to DJ when he was 13 years old.
If there’s one thing that’s more exciting than Jackmaster, it’s a younger, hungrier Jackmaster.
2. Satisfaction Guaranteed
The last time Jack came to town, people left … exhausted. “I just apparently left my brain elsewhere,” “What a f*ckin’ party last nite! Thanks dudes!” “SERIOUSLY” “Jackmaster is the business!” was just a few of the replies. Someone even left a video as feedback:
There “Ain’t No Other Man” quite like Jack.
3. The Ceaseless, Unrelenting Groove
When Jack was asked to do the BBC’s world-famous Essential Mix show, he was obviously flattered to the end. As a kid growing up in Glasgow, being handed the Essential Mix is one of the highest honors a UK kid could have. The 20+ year-old show has a list of presenters unlike any other in modern dance music history. So what did Jack do with his time in the honorable spotlight?
He put the hammer down and never let go:
From world-class parties like A Club Called Rhonda to Output in Brooklyn and Lights Down Low in San Francisco (and ending on NYE at Fabric London), he’s coming to rock the Middlesex Lounge tonight.