Richie Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently MODEL 1 DJ Mixer Revealed

shockwebpic_playdifferentlymodel1Designed and developed by techno DJ Richie Hawtin and former Allen & Heath product designer Andy Rigby-Jones, the much talked about analog MODEL 1 mixer has just been unveiled. Take a look.

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Resident Advisor’s Top DJs Of 2014 List Is Released

shockwebpic_RAtopdjs2014Resident Advisor recently opened up the polls for 3 days and surveyed the landscape for the current top DJ’s on the scene for 2014. Being that RA is a Berlin based music magazine and platform, the list is not surprisingly heavily infused with the techno masters and a bit on the Eurocentric side of things but without a doubt, acknowledges some great DJ’s.

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Red Bull Music Academy To Release A Film About Making Music

shockleewebpic_RBMAfilm-aboutmakingmusicThe Red Bull Music Academy will be releasing a full-length film titled ‘What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music’ next month on February 18th for free on their site. The mysterious trailer was just released and it looks like we can expect a lot of opinions from some of the music artists that participated in the last academy event in NYC, on their music making processes and experiences.

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How The Internet Transformed The American Rave Scene

Rave was America’s last great outlaw musical subculture: created by kids, for kids, designed to be impenetrable to adults. American rave formed its own mutant funhouse approach to existing looks, sounds and ideologies. In the early-to-mid-1990s, it was driven not by stars but a sudden collective sense that, as the Milwaukee rave zine Massive put it in every issue above the masthead, “The underground is massive.”

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New Richie Hawtin Documentary Examines His Life & Influences

From the Slices – Pioneers of Electronic Music Series comes this new hour long documentary on DJ & producer Richie Hawtin. The doc details Richie’s life and influences from his beginnings in the UK and Windsor, Ontario Canada to his time in Detroit and later NYC and Berlin. This inside look chronicles his 20+ years of development and offers solid proof that careers in the music biz are not born overnight.

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