Richie Hawtin on What Powers His Sound

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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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NAMM 2016 Rumors & Speculation

Mmmmaven NAMM 2016 rumorsWith little over a week to go before NAMM 2016, Dan White over at DJ Tech Tools has all the rumors about what new gear we can expect to be revealed at the world-renowned convention, including offerings from Pioneer DJ, Denon DJ, Richie Hawtin, and more.

DJs are speculating that we will see new hardware from Pioneer, as many feel as though their classic mixers and media players such as the DJM-900 NXS and CDJ-2000 NXS are starting to become a little outdated. In addition to rumors a while back about a new DJM mixer, DJ Tech Tools is predicting Pioneer will release a new media player, which they think will be called the “XDJ-2000”.

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In addition to the possibility of new gear from Pioneer, Denon DJ, longtime competitor to Pioneer, has released a teaser video that is nothing short of cryptic.

Weird, but since Denon was bought by the InMusic group a while back, many have been yearning to see where the new ownership will take the brand.

Hercules DJ also appears poised to get in on the action, releasing a teaser video for what could be a new Jogwheel-Free DJ controller.

We also have the possibility of a new DJ product from Richie Hawtin, who hinted at an early 2016 product release in a recent, somewhat mysterious Instagram post.

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For more on release rumors and speculations, head on over to DJ Tech Tools.

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