Back in the fall of 2012, techno ambassador Richie Hawtin set out on the ‘CNTRL: Beyond EDM’ US tour. The concept saw Hawtin and a rotating cast of his peers like Loco Dice, Josh Wink and Seth Troxler stop at colleges across the East Coast and Midwest to open new ears “the deeper side of electronic music.”In 2015, CNTRL is returning with an expanded itinerary – and Beatport is very proud to be involved. From April 15-25 2015, Hawtin and co. will hit eight major college markets including the west coast, staging masterclasses and all-star parties along the way. Other acts joining the tour include Matthew Dear, Matador, Dubfire, Chris Liebing and Victor Calderone.

The centerpiece of each stop is a masterclass produced by Point Blank Music School, plus a discussion with Hawtin, DJTechTools’ Ean Golden and special guest speakers ranging from Blue Hawaii in Montreal to Grimes in LA. Check out the poster below for the full cast of artists and partners, then scroll further to see a city-by-city breakdown.

As Hawtin puts it: “I hope that people walk away from the CNTRL tour with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the individual creativity that each artist & performer puts into their own shows. We hope that some of the participants and fans will be inspired to take their next steps at trying their hands at their own creativity.”

[Article photo by Douglas Wojciechowski]

CNTRLWednesday, April 15
BOSTON
Berklee College of Music / Middle East Downstairs

Richie Hawtin
Matthew Dear
Matador
Ean Golden

Guest Speaker: Michael Bierylo, Chair, Electronic Production and Design – Berklee College of Music

Thursday, April 16
PENN STATE
Penn State University / Levels

Richie Hawtin
Matthew Dear
Matador
Ean Golden

Friday, April 17
NEW YORK
NYU / Webster Hall

Richie Hawtin
Francois Kevorkian
Ean Golden
Dantiez Saunderson

Saturday, April 18
MONTREAL
Concordia / New City Gas

Richie Hawtin
Marc Houle (Live)
Ean Golden
Mateo Murphy

Guest Speaker: Blue Hawaii

Sunday, April 19
TORONTO
University of Toronto / Coda

Richie Hawtin
Marc Houle (Live)
Justin James
Ean Golden

Wednesday, April 22
SEATTLE
University of Washington / Neptune Theatre

Richie Hawtin
Dubfire
Chris Liebing
Ean Golden

Friday, April 24
SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco State University – Music/Recording Industry Program/ DNA

Richie Hawtin
Chris Liebing
Matrixxman
Ean Golden

Saturday, April 25
LOS ANGELES
UCLA / Hollywood Palladium

Richie Hawtin
Chris Liebing
Victor Calderone
Ean Golden
Lee K

Guest speaker: Grimes

 

 

Source: Beatport News