Fall is back to school season, even for superstar DJs like Richie Hawtin. Following a summer full of epic partying, much done at his ENTER residency in Ibiza, Hawtin, along with Loco Dice, are embarking on a the CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour of North American universities that will feature daytime educational lectures along with the nighttime music events these two DJs are globally renown for. …MORE
This month marks the 10 year anniversary of Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva unveiling Final Scratch, the world’s first DVS (Digital Vinyl System), at the MIDEM conference in Paris. Since then, DJing has been completely revolutionized, with laptops replacing record crates and controller replacing turntables for all but the most dedicated vinyl fanatics. Sadly, the changeover seemed to culminate this year with the end of production of Technics 1200 turntables. But what was gained in the process is a DJ world that is infinately more flexible than what existed a decade ago.
We decided to take a look back at the past ten years of digital DJing through the innovations of Richie Hawtin.