Back with vengeance after a landmark first year, We Are FSTVL returns as a two-day event to Damyn’s Hall Aerodrome in Upminster on August 25-26 with a jam-packed line-up of essential dance talents from across the globe. Whilst Saturday’s line-up is dominated by Richie Hawtin, Disclosure, Maya Jane Coles, Chuckie and Cazzette, it is the likes of Fatboy Slim, Solomun and Duke Dumont that keep the momentum ticking for Sunday’s mainstage action. Stage hosting duties come from Defected In The House, Paradise, Cocoon, Circo Loco and RAM alike, making the seemingly impossible culmination of Kenny Dope Gonzalez, Camo & Krooked, Nina Kraviz, Andy C and Kryder a surefire landmark on the British festival circuit. Given last year’s triumphant sell-out stature, this bank holiday weekend extravaganza provides an early and eclectic reason to look forward to warmer times and an impressive summer soundtrack. Grab early bird tickets now and hit more to see the full line-up in all its glory.
It feels like just yesterday that Women’s Wear Daily broke the news that Richie Hawtin would be playing at the Guggenheim International Gala pre-party, which will take place on November 6th in New York. Today, an interview with the English-Canadian DJ/producer was released, which occurred two weeks ago at ADE. Hawtin discusses how thrilled he is to be playing at the Guggenheim, as he is a fan of both art and architecture. “I’m also a fan of having the chance to do a gig anywhere strange, or which takes you out of the context of the club,” he told the interviewer. Taking electronic music to the heart of where art thrives, a museum, will allow the musician’s minimal techno to reach a different crowd and ultimately, foster a stronger relationship with the genre. In two days, its versatility will be proven through the mind and craft of the world’s most influential techno producer.
Even the most successful get nervous at times, and Hawtin admits that his performance at the Guggenheim will pose some risks. “I guess that’s it though, part of the risk and what’s scary about the project is that I spend so much of my time in clubs that I don’t have to think about what I’m doing when I play those gigs, and probably when I don’t think is actually when it’s at its best. Here I have to think a lot, not only in terms of the preparation, but it’s also going to be quite intense during the show to find my way through a new and different type of performance.”
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Daley Padley, better known as Hot Since 82, is celebrating the release of his debut LP, Little Black Book, on Moda Black/Ultra Music. In mid-October, the Englishman kicked off his North American tour, beginning in New York, where he also celebrated his album release party. Being supported by the likes of Seth Troxler, Pete Tong, and Richie Hawtin is no easy feat, yet Daley has managed to gather the support of these deep and tech house pioneers. With Little Black Book, he explores his deep house roots providing listeners with an album, mix compilation, and remix package, each compacted into one LP.
The summer season may be coming to a close in Ibiza, but that doesn’t mean the music stops. If you were not lucky enough to make it over to the White Isle this summer, fear not — Richie Hawtin’s titan ENTER brand has now uploaded a total of fourteen choice sets from throughout the 2013 season. Everything from Main Room, Terrace, and Sake Bar sets from artists like Eats Everything, Heidi, Laura Jones, Maceo Plex, and Hawtin himself are thus far included. What are you waiting for? Thirty hours of excellent music awaits.Posted by
The legendary Richie Hawtin is scheduled to perform at Marquee Las Vegas on October 26th, signifying a shift in the nightlife landscape of one of Vegas’s largest clubs. Embracing the underground electronic scene, Marquee is opening its doors and sound system to the latest and greatest in music-focused entertainment. Hawtin will be bringing his distinct techno sound and technological prowess to the mega-club for the first time in late October, re-establishing the bottle service style of Vegas in one minimalistic techno swoop. One of the world’s most cutting-edge DJs and undisputed spokesman for the underground, Hawtin’s avant-garde style is sure to resonate not only throughout the expansive layout of Marquee but throughout Las Vegas as a whole.
In what may be the first instance of Women’s Wear Daily breaking a dance music story, details of the Guggenheim International Gala have been released with none other than Richie Hawtin booked to spin the event’s Dior-sponsored pre-party. To kick off two days of artistic celebration and fundraising, the mighty minimalist will spin in the museum’s rotunda on November 6th, taking the decks after a set from his own brother, Matthew. Though a general admission ticket will run you $125, the cost should pose no issue for a fan base that expands from Chrysler’s birthplace to CircoLoco to the world of couture: According to WWD, head Dior designer Raf Simons counts Hawtin among his favorites and booked the DJ himself. While tickets for Young Collectors’ Counsel members are already on sale, the general sale will begin on October 7th. Head here for more details.Posted by
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The Disclosure boys stopped by Richie Hawtin’s Enter residency at Space Ibiza to deliver a set finely tuned for the Sake Bar, one of the many side rooms in Space’s cavernous venue set up for the different sights and sounds of Hawtin’s Enter Experience on the White Isle. Not like Disclosure really needed much more of an affirmation of their skill and success in the last year, but an invitation from the M_nus boss is a true sign of the influence and staying power these young producers/DJs are accumulating. Their original material from Settle serves as an anchor throughout this set, but they also show their uncanny ability to play appropriately to the room — relying heavily on more relaxed, loungey vibes perfect for a sake bar.
Past the golden days of the Hacienda, Manchester’s Warehouse Project has been a solid institution to the North of England and its dotted clubbing legacy. With an open sigh of relief from those further astray from the overstated capital city, Trafford Park Road will once again play host to what has come to stand as the UK’s alternative clubbing season. Launching with an all-star showcase from Axwell, Armand van Helden, Mark Knight and MK on September 27th, the weekly events will run through to New Year’s Day, offering hosted nights from the likes of Steve Angello, Armin Van Buuren, Disclosure, Rudimental, Annie Mac and Richie Hawtin and a host of their industrious peers along the way. With rare and wonderful appearances from Phoenix, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and a 2013 finale from Nile Rogers alongside Hot Chip, there is quite literally something for every possible taste on this year’s jam-packed bill.
Amsterdam Dance Event may not boast the sun kissed demeanor of its American counterparts, but its relevance to the global dance music industry remains untarnished. The perfect mix of industry insight and live dance spectacle, the conference returns October 16 through 20, making early waves with the addition of Richie Hawtin and SFX’s Shelley Finkle to the ever-expanding list of panelists.
No stranger to the event and its rich heritage, Hawtin will join proceedings for a rare delegate-led Q&A session, with the addition of Nile Rogers, Armin Van Buuren and Hardwell thickening the equation for the conference and its artist-led panels. As the latest additions to ADE’s business-led panels, Sunburn festival creator and SFX’s head of acquisition, Shelley Finkel, will be onboard to discuss their relative success stories and the ever-topical state of the industry.