Sat 20/06/15
Photos: Jordi Cervera Vidal

dotUP! Barcelona - June 18th 2015
Photos: Jordi Cervera Vidal
Sat 20/06/15
A perfect #offSONAR afternoon in the heart of #Barcelona at the Boqueria market surrounded by friends, fans & fruit for our annual free #dotUP event! Perfect relaxed FUN & SMILES & MUSIC! THANKS to team ENTER.& MINUS for putting on a great show & big smiles for everyones positive energy! - rich

Thu 18/06/15
LIVE from #dotUP at Plaça Gardunya, Barcelona!

Thu 18/06/15
Thu 18/06/15
The stage is set - see you at 5pm at Plaça Gardunya, Boqueria Market, Barcelona! #dotUP #Fruit #OFFSonar

Thu 18/06/15
Join me TODAY #dotup 5pm-7pm Plaça Gardunya, Boqueria Market, Barcelona #offSONAR #sonarOFF

Thu 18/06/15
Join me TODAY #dotup 5pm-7pm Plaça Gardunya, Boqueria Market, Barcelona #offSONAR #sonarOFF

Thu 18/06/15
Yes, we are back! Today #Barcelona we return close to the original location for our free #dotUP starting from 5pm - 7pm! #Fruit #sonarOFF #offSONAR

Thu 18/06/15
Yes, we are back! Today #Barcelona we return close to the original location for our free #dotUP starting from 5pm - 7pm! #Fruit #sonarOFF #offSONAR

Mon 08/06/15
ENTER. Ibiza 2015

For our fourth season we’ve worked very hard to distinguish each week of ENTER.Ibiza as a unique event, inviting all of our guests to play only once in each area, challenging all of them to think about each of their sets individually and exciting all of us in our expectations of special weekly experiences.

Expanding on this season's visual campaign of natural occurring “DOTS” found on Ibiza, each of our five areas have been completely transformed with deeper creative attention insuring the perfect environment for each of their musical atmospheres, creating our most cohesive ENTER.Experience to date.

Each week your experience starts early at 9pm in our new wood inspired Sake bar, filled with warm friendly vibes, exclusive B2B sessions and, of course, a brand new selection of ENTER.Sake and sublime cocktails.

ENTER.Main has been stripped down to its cavern like essentials, devoid of dancers and the coloured light-show you’ll find so often on Ibiza, perfectly encapsulates the intensity of modern-day Techno.

In contrast, ENTER.Terrace's warm sand tones remind us of the beauty and wonder of summer nights on Ibiza filled with hypnotic House music.

The depths of the ENTER.Mind room continue inspired by the mysterious places and energy on Ibiza that are still mostly unknown to the first time visitor, much like the music that you’ll find in this cave of exploration.

And on the open air terrace you’ll find our ENTER.CNTRL area’s new interactive CORVUS installation based upon the iOS Conductr technology allowing the audience to create and control the music frequencies of this area.

With each area’s contrasting and enveloping environment we invite everyone to EXPLORE. & DISCOVER. and challenge each of you once again to TAKE THE NEXT STEP.

Looking forward to seeing everyone over another incredible 12 weeks of unique experiences!
--- Rich

Thu 04/06/15
I'm excited to announce that I'll be joining the ENTER.Sake bar for 3 back 2 back sessions this season!

Mon 01/06/15
The first 6 months of this year have been very interesting... somehow reflective and slightly introverted perhaps due to this being the 25th anniversary of my first record label PLUS8 (official page). Honestly the quietness of not traveling every weekend was liberating, giving me some much needed time to recollect my thoughts & ideas and have some quality time with my friends. Along the way I reconnected to some old colleagues, made some new musical friends and welcomed some new members to the Hawtin & MINUS family... and said goodbye to a few long time members. However, on Saturday afternoon at the Berlin Festival everyone came back out in celebration of what bought us together in the first place, music. Amazing & diverse sets from everyone put smiles on all of our faces as we danced into the night, how we've done many times before, and how we will many times again in the future. Thanks to all the friends, fans, supporters & everyone who came out to a fun relaxed day of music reminding me of why I fell in love with Berlin in the first place... special thanks to #ROI #Janina Marc Houle Fabio Florido for the music on our stage and for James Blake for the music later on in Arena!

Mon 01/06/15
Looking forward to ENTER.Ibiza's fourth season! What a line-up for ENTER.Main...

We’re very pleased to announce the first wave of acts playing at ENTER.Ibiza this season, starting with ENTER.Main: @[15560008298:274:Adam Beyer] @[350877971671952:274:Blind Observatory] @[62728345488:274:Chris Liebing (Official)] @[111817691156:274:Christian Smith] @[203438779795754:274:Dantiez Saunderson] @[64503367153:274:Dubfire] @[175286402509711:274:Fabio Florido] @[109499179086895:274:Jon Gaiser] @[113375132169319:274:Janina] @[181527245868:274:Julian Jeweil] @[122923314434751:274:Len Faki (OFFICIAL)] @[128817759178:274:Marc Houle] @[50781834567:274:MARCEL DETTMANN] @[167147146664477:274:Matador] @[257927747554702:274:Recondite] @[199232390073:274:Richie Hawtin] @[105490072868348:274:RØDHÅD] @[57399808932:274:Sven Väth (OFFICIAL)] @[615796581768916:274:TM404] @[186496964696089:274:WHYT NOYZ] Check back for regular line-up additions throughout the week followed by the full programme announcement on June 8. — met Ben Slater.
Thu 28/05/15
Tonight I'm playing at Primavera Sound Festival for the very first time. For those of you who can't be there - ARTE will broadcast LIVE.
Tune in at 4.20am CET.

Primavera Sound - Live vom 28. Mai 2015 - Rayban- und ATP-Bühne
Tue 19/05/15
Here's the full audio from the third artist lecture of the 2015 CNTRL tour @ The New School in New York - with François Kevorkian, Dantiez Saunderson, Ean Golden and myself.

CNTRL Artist Lecture - The New School, NYC 3 of 8 (April 17, 2015)

Recorded live at The New School, NYC (April 17, 2015) Full audio from the third artist lecture of the 2015 CNTRLedu tour @ The New School - featuring Richie Hawtin, Francois Kevorkian, Dantiez Saunde
Mon 11/05/15
Full audio from the CNTRL artist discussion at Penn State featuring myself, Matador, Matthew Dear and Ean Golden! #CNTRLedu

CNTRL Artist Lecture - Penn State University (April 16, 2015)

Recorded live at Penn State University (April 16, 2015) Full audio from the second artist lecture of the 2015 CNTRLedu tour @ Penn State University - featuring Richie Hawtin, Matador, Matthew Dear,
Sat 09/05/15
Ha what a funny cool memory to tap me on the shoulder today in my inbox! A great night back in 1990 at the Industry Nightclub just outside of Detroit with Daniel Bell and I playing together under our #Cybersonik name! In those days we'd perform with a small selection of drum machines, synths & early samplers to play a selection of songs from the early PLUS8 (official page) catalog... usually we'd play tracks from #FUSE #CircuitBreaker (the track you hear in this video) and always lead up to Cybersonik's first "underground" hit, #Technarchy! Those were some amazing moments, playing with friends for friends... like the guy who introduces us in this video who is no less than DJ T-1000 a.k.a. Alan Oldham!!! For those of you who didn't grow up through those times, do a search for #FastForward which was his legendary and highly influential Detroit WDET 101.9FM radio show... a broadcast where many of us did our first interviews and where we even played some of our own music for the first time! Check out some of the archives here:

Feature : Watch: Richie Hawtin tearing it up in 1990
A little Throwback Thursday action here, with a video of Richie Hawtin laying down some tough analogue techno back in 1990. The footage shows a young and bespectacled Richie Hawtin performing live as Cybersonik alongside John Acquaviva. There’s...
Thu 07/05/15
The 2015 #CNTRLedu tour finally made its way to the west coast of North America with stops in Seattle, San Francisco, and concluding in Los Angeles for a landmark night at The Hollywood Palladium. Joined by the likes of Dubfire, Chris Liebing (Official), Victor Calderone and more - have a look back at the conclusion of an incredibly inspiring tour!

#CNTRLedu 2015 - West Coast Overview
Wed 06/05/15
A three night weekend touring the northern United Kingdom reminded me of those exciting early days in the 1990's when the some of the first clubs started to book me and support the beginning of my DJ & production career. The very cities and promoters that I visited this past weekend were were among those early supports, reaching out to John Acquaviva and I (by fax machine, asking us to come and play the sound of PLUS8 (official page)! Slam & the Soma Records gang in Glasgow, in Belfast and Shindig Events in Newcastle! What a treat to come back through my original stomping grounds, seeing a mix of old, new, young and inspired faces all still energized by the sounds of thumping beats and dirty baselines. Great to see everyone out on the dance floor and to see so many familiar faces smiling back at me!

Wed 06/05/15
Our CNTRL tour is now about two weeks behind us but I'm still feeling the energy of all the participants and the up-and-coming producers that we met in each city. So lucky to have had this chance to meet so many new people all who feel that very excitement that first got me into Techno & electronic music. Thanks to all of you for engaging with us and for those of you who stepped up to me during the day sessions or after my gig each night and gave me something to listen to! I've spent the past few days getting all of the music transferred onto my computer and now will spend the next days & weeks listening (yes, there's A LOT of music to listen to!). But before I start listening, I'm going to enjoy my weekend off in my own studio and see what sort of new music I can finish with all of the creative thoughts I've been feeling since this very inspiring tour!

Thank you to all of you for supporting the second half of the tour, in Seattle at the Neptune Theatre, San Francisco State University & DNA Lounge in San Francisco and UCLA & The Hollywood Palladium! And to all of our sponsors and artists who joined us on the last three dates Chris Liebing (Official), Dubfire, Matrixxman, Grimes, Victor Calderone & Lee K.