Richie Hawtin & Loco Dice: CNTRL: Beyond EDM Tour


Electronic music innovators and world-leading DJs Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice are launching a music and technology tour of Canadian and U.S. colleges, taking the history and the future of the platform to the very people who could well be the next generation of producers, DJs, technology innovators or simply advocates of the sound that is sweeping the continent after 20 years of trying. The tour, called CNTRL: Beyond EDM – Electronic & Techno(Logy) Based Music, will be a groundbreaking North American college tour combining educational daytime lectures on music technology in some of the leading universities and colleges, followed by an evening of electronic music with Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Ean Golden from DJ TechTools and their touring guest DJ's.

Set to launch October 29 in Buffalo, NY, CNTRL will feature a selection of artists whom Hawtin and Dice feel will give a good cross-section of the current and cutting-edge sounds of electronic music, including Carl Craig, Seth Troxler, Kevin Saunderson, Josh Wink, Victor Calderone, Paco Osuna, controller specialist DJ TechTools’ Ean Golden and others joining on specific days throughout the tour. CNTRL will also feature special guest speakers in each city during the daytime lecture programming, including Tiga (Nov 5, Montreal) and John Acquaviva (Nov 6, London Ontario) with more to be announced.

The events will focus on the techno and technology aspects of modern-day electronic music, presenting the more futuristic and underground side of the genre, as championed by Hawtin and Dice and their peers for the last two decades. Central to the CNTRL concept are daytime seminars in the colleges to inform and inspire people about technology, music production, live performance, and the business of electronic music. The event then ends with a low-ticket gig at a venue near campus, giving the students a chance to experience the artists in action.

CNTRL: The Curriculum

  • = 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

    Tour Dates

  • 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


    [Published on: 9/27/12]

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