Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice will go “beyond EDM” on a North American college campus tour this Autumn.
CNTRL: Beyond EDM isn’t a mere DJ tour, however, it finds Hawtin and Dice – two long-established leading lights of the house and techno world – taking part in a series of daytime lectures on music technology, as well as evening sessions of electronic music.
The press release promises events that focus on “the techno and technology aspects of modern-day electronic music, presenting the more futuristic and underground side of the genre. 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. These will take place from around 5pm-7pm on show day and are presented by worldrenowned electronic music production and DJ school, Dubspot.”
The list of DJs and producers booked for the tour includes Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Seth Troxler and Josh Wink, and all of these artists – and more – will be participating in both the daytime classes and evening gigs. Local DJs, producers and “industry pioneers” from each region will also be invited to take part in their local events.
Topics for the daytime sessions include Richie Hawtin on using technology to control creativity, Loco Dice – someone who famously comes from a hip-hop background of DJing – on combining old school DJing with modern technology, Johannes Krämer, Hawtin’s sound technician, on the importance of sound quality, Ean Golden on digital DJing and controllers, and various Q&As with artists booked on the tour and regional special guests.
CNTRL: Beyond EDM 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