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CNTRL: BEYOND EDM College Lecture & Club Tour dates and more

By April MacIntyre Oct 30, 2012, 8:17 GMT

CNTRL: BEYOND EDM College Lecture & Club Tour dates and more

The pair have officially revealed the lecture curriculum as well as announced CNTRL TV – DAILY BULLETIN, a daily live stream from the tour, CNTRL: BEYOND EDM, an exclusive iTunes compilation featuring music from various participants on the tour, and details about the CNTRL tour app.

Electronic music innovators and world-leading DJs Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice launch CNTRL: Beyond EDM – Discovering & Showcasing Electronic & Techno(logy) based Music, a groundbreaking North American college lecture and club tour today, Monday, October 29 in Buffalo, NY with a lecture at SUNY Buffalo (The club date at Town Hall has been canceled to the pending Hurricane Sandy).

The pair have officially revealed the lecture curriculum as well as announced CNTRL TV – DAILY BULLETIN, a daily live stream from the tour, CNTRL: BEYOND EDM, an exclusive iTunes compilation featuring music from various participants on the tour, and details about the CNTRL tour app.

As CNTRL will make its way through some of the leading universities and colleges featuring daytime lectures, followed by an evening of electronic music with Hawtin, Loco Dice, Ean Golden from DJ TechTools and their touring guest DJs at both, the tour also today launches a daily broadcast show with CNTRL TV – DAILY BRIEFING where Hawtin, Dice and Golden present live from the bus and other locations from the tour via www.livebeats.com/minus.

Guests from the tour will drop in at random moments and the show will discuss the tour plus the hot topics of the day in the world electronic dance music.  The first episode goes live at 10:00 PM ET tonight.

CNTRL today also confirms that every date on the tour will feature a live stream from one act who is showcasing that evening including sets by Carl Craig (Toronto, Nov 8), Seth Troxler (Detroit, Nov 12), Kevin Saunderson (Chicago, Nov 16) plus Hawtin, Dice and Golden. This stream is also via the Live Beats network and the CNTRL Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cntrlbeyondedm). See below for full calendar of streaming dates.

In conjunction with the tour, there’s also CNTRL: BEYOND EDM, a digital only, exclusive iTunes release available now at  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cntrl-beyond-edm/id571935089

It features tracks by many of the CNTRL artists including RICHIE HAWTIN, Loco Dice, Wink, Victor Calderone, Ean Golden and more, providing a well-rounded sampling of music supported by CNTRL in its lectures and nighttime club sets.

The CNTRL app (available on iOS and Android) is the official mobile app for the CNTRL: BEYOND EDM tour.  Containing artist information, schedules, video, pictures, music and more, you can follow the artists during the tour and receive updates and notifications with the app. 

The various topics which will be discussed at the CNTRL college lecture sessions include topics as varied as:

The Evolving Artist with Richie Hawtin: For nearly 20 years, Hawtin has been a technology adventurer who is consistently at the forefront of electronic dance music period. Learn how he managed to maintain his focus while staying current in the market. Great for artists and aspiring musicians of all kinds.

Treating Art Like a Business: The artists have built huge companies around their artistic career. How do they balance the art and the business? Where does one begin and the other end? All three chime in on how business was a major driving force behind their artistic endeavors.

Mixing Modern Music / Importance of Sound: Today’s dance music is written and played on massive sound systems requiring careful considerations in sound. How to write and mix songs so they sound amazing when played through today’s high fidelity world.

Performing Live: DJs relish the idea of holding the reigns to 100,000k watt sound systems. Standing on stage in front of such a crowd is on a similar level to going on television or even performing at a major sporting event. How does each artist approach performing and fine tuning their ability to stay calm, cool and collected.

Old School Meets New School with Loco Dice: Many DJs still use the same classic turntable from the last 20 years with a few notable updates. How has turntable technology changed and what role does it play in today’s music landscape. What does it take to keep people dancing and how does Loco Dice use modern technology to provide a unique experience for each show?

Modern DJ Technology with Ean Golden: It is now easier and less expensive to get involved in DJing and electronic music than ever before. Recent technology advancements have also made it more fun than ever. Ean Golden shows some of the latest advances in DJ technology and how you too can get involved.

The Deeper side of Electronic Music: The panelists and guest have a combined DJ experience of over 70 years, guiding clubbers of all ages on a musical journey into the unknown. How has electronic music culture evolved over the last several decades and what does it look like now? Rich, Dice, Ean and guests take you on a journey into the deeper side of EDM.

EDM as a worldwide Force: EDM is a global movement. What is the role of the travelling DJ - to educate and inspire? EDM – where does it go from here: How does it grow without losing steam? How does it stay futuristic? What is the future for global electronic music? The artists and the audience exchange views.

The 17-date tour also takes in Berklee College of Music on October 31 and New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music (November 3). CNTRL will feature a selection of artists whom HAWTIN and Loco Dice feel will give a good cross-section of the current and cutting-edge sounds of electronic music, including Carl Craig, Seth Troxler, Kevin Saunderson, Josh Wink, Victor Calderone, Paco Osuna, controller specialist DJ TechTools’ Ean Golden and others joining on specific days throughout the tour. CNTRL will also feature special guest speakers in each city during the daytime lecture programming, including Tiga (November 5, Montreal) and John Acquaviva (November 6, London, ON) with more to be announced.

The events will focus on the techno and technology aspects of modern-day electronic music, presenting the more futuristic and underground side of the genre, as championed by HAWTIN and Loco Dice and their peers for the last two decades. 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 are presented by world-renowned electronic music production and DJ school, DUBSPOT

CNTRL is all about engaging young North American fans of EDM and showing them the roots of the music, the history of a global movement and demonstrating what the future of music technology and performance has the power to become.  The tour will take place in over 15 cities across the eastern part of North America (with a west coast leg to be planned for 2013).  A complete list of cities, schools and venues follows below.

Leading international headphone brand Sennheiser has aligned with the CNTRL tour as official ‘Partner in Sound.’ Sennheiser shares the ideology of the CNTRL concept and will join the tour to reinforce the importance of working with quality sound ideals and products in music technology. CNTRL is in also run in partnership with DUBSPOT: Partners in Education.

DUBSPOT will curate the panels with HAWTIN and Loco Dice, and moderate all educational elements on the college campuses. Other partners include Native Instruments and Traktor, (the DJ software used by HAWTIN, Loco Dice and Golden), Elektro, Onebeat.TV, Beatport, Paxahau, DJ TechTools plus M-nus and Desolat, the latter being the labels of Hawtin and Loco Dice respectively.

Track listing for the CNTRL: BEYOND EDM compilation, out now exclusively on iTunes at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cntrl-beyond-edm/id571935089:
1.    No Boundaries - Modular Pursuits (Daphni Remix)
2.    Ean Golden - City Of Bones (Live Video Remix)
3.    Gaiser - Some Slip
4.    Wink – Oakish
5.    E-Dancer - Velocity Funk
6.     Loco Dice - Tight Laces
7.     Paco Osuna - What That
8.    Richie Hawtin - Minus/Orange 1
9.    Seth Troxler - Crosson Likes Poo
10.  tINI - All The Good Stuff
11.  Victor Calderone - Pleasure Grip

For up to date information regarding each CNTRL event, log on to:
www.facebook.com/cntrlbeyondedm
www.twitter.com/CNTRL_EDM
www.instagram.com/CNTRL_EDM
www.cntrl.com

CNTRL: BEYOND EDM - THE FULL DJ  LINE-UPS AND SPEAKERS

Monday October 29th, Town Ballroom / SUNY, Buffalo, NY 
RICHIE HAWTIN * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
LOCO DICE
PACO OSUNA
EAN GOLDEN

Tuesday October 30th, Westcott Theatre / Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
RICHIE HAWTIN
LOCO DICE
PACO OSUNA * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
EAN GOLDEN

Wednesday October 31, RISE / Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 
RICHIE HAWTIN
LOCO DICE * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
PACO OSUNA
EAN GOLDEN
Additional Speaker: FRED GIANELLI

Thursday November 1st, Echo Stage / American University, Washington, DC 
RICHIE HAWTIN
LOCO DICE
PACO OSUNA
EAN GOLDEN * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
KEVIN MELITO
Additional Speaker: KUROSH NASSERI (ATTORNEY, KUROSH NASSERI)

Friday November 2nd, Electric Factory / Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 
RICHIE HAWTIN
LOCO DICE
JOSH WINK * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
EAN GOLDEN
ROB PAINE
Additional Speaker: MATT BROOKMAN (LABEL OWNER, OVUM RECORDINGS)

Saturday November 3rd, Webster Hall / New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, New York, NY
RICHIE HAWTIN
LOCO DICE
tINI * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
EAN GOLDEN
Additional Speaker: NSOUND

Monday November 5th, SAT / Concordia University, Montreal, QC 
RICHIE HAWTIN
LOCO DICE
VICTOR CALDERONE * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
EAN GOLDEN
Additional Speaker: TIGA

Tuesday November 6th, London Music Hall / UW Ontario, London, ON 
RICHIE HAWTIN
LOCO DICE * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
VICTOR CALDERONE
EAN GOLDEN
Additional Speaker: JOHN ACQUAVIVA

Wednesday November 7th, Boom Boom Room / University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
RICHIE HAWTIN * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
LOCO DICE
CARL CRAIG
EAN GOLDEN
Additional Speaker: EDDIE FLASHIN’ FOWLKES

Thursday November 8th, The Hoxton / Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
RICHIE HAWTIN
LOCO DICE
CARL CRAIG * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
EAN GOLDEN

Monday November 12th, TV Bar / Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
RICHIE HAWTIN
LOCO DICE
SETH TROXLER * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
EAN GOLDEN
Additional Speaker: CARL CRAIG

Tuesday November 13th, Canopy Club / University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
RICHIE HAWTIN
LOCO DICE
SETH TROXLER
EAN GOLDEN * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)

Wednesday November 14th, Necto / University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI
RICHIE HAWTIN
LOCO DICE * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
SETH TROXLER
EAN GOLDEN
Additional Speaker: KEVIN SAUNDERSON plus D’MARII & DANTIEZ SAUNDERSON (sons of Kevin)

Thursday November 15th, Masque / University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 
RICHIE HAWTIN
KEVIN SAUNDERSON
GAISER
EAN GOLDEN * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)

Friday November 16th, Metro / Columbia College, Chicago, IL 
RICHIE HAWTIN
KEVIN SAUNDERSON * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
GAISER
EAN GOLDEN

Saturday November 17th, Majestic Theater / Madison Media Institute, Madison, WI
RICHIE HAWTIN
KEVIN SAUNDERSON
GAISER * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
EAN GOLDEN
Additional Speaker: DROP BASS NETWORK

Sunday November 18th, The Loft at Barfly / Slam Academy with UMN EDM Club, Minneapolis, MN
RICHIE HAWTIN * (STREAMED LIVE at www.livebeats.com)
KEVIN SAUNDERSON
GAISER
EAN GOLDEN 
Additional Speaker: WOODY MCBRIDE

Hawtin is a sound and technology adventurer who has been named the “World's Best DJ” in the most credible electronic music polls, and is widely acknowledged as being the most technologically-advanced artist in electronic music. He has invested in, endorsed and helped develop some of the most forward-thinking products in the electronic music space including Native Instrument’s pioneering Traktor software, number one dance music digital retailer Beatport, his Liine APP development company and Allen & Heath's limited edition custom CTRL:92 DJ mixers—the first ever to be fully Midi-enabled, which both he and his father helped to conceptualize and design. In 2010 RICHIE HAWTIN relaunched his alter-ego Plastikman and launch the PLASTIKMAN LIVE world tour.  The show was voted the best live act of 2010 by Resident Advisor readers and also was included in U.K. tastemaker magazine MixMag’s best live dance act shortlist. In conjunction, he released Arkives, a major Plastikman retrospective in multiple formats.  This past spring he launched RICHIE HAWTIN Presents ENTER., his curated musical platform featuring some of the leading names in minimal/techno/house today for his residency in Ibiza. As Vibe recently put it: “EDM man of mystery – Richie Hawtin is arguably one of the biggest risk takers and boundary breakers in EDM history.”

www.richiehawtin.com
www.facebook.com/RichieHawtinOfficial
www.twitter.com/richiehawtin
www.m-nus.com

Loco Dice is widely considered to be one of the cornerstones of the electronic music community, both a lynchpin for and driving force behind house & techno music for well over a decade. Through a finely-balanced combination of breaking artists via his highly influential record label Desolat; his own accomplished production catalogue (for imprints such as M-nus, Cadenza, Ovum, Four Twenty and Cocoon); and his legendary DJ sets (his previous residency at Ibiza’s intimate house mecca DC-10, and now his current Amnesia terrace residency with Cocoon), Dice has forged a reputation that has seen him enter the small band of elite underground DJs. His appeal stems from a particular skill that DJs spend a lifetime trying to hone.

www.locodice.com
www.facebook.com/locodiceofc
www.twitter.com/LocoDiceOFC
www.artistalife.com
Ea Golden is a forward thinking performance DJ that has played a major role in the development of digital DJ-ing throughout the world.  Along with popularizing controllerism and DJ controllers, he was the lead designer on several of the top selling DJ products in the last five years including Traktor S4, Novation Dicer, and Midi Fighter.  Since 2007 Ean has been running DJ TechTools.com.

www.eangolden.com
www.facebook.com/eangolden
www.djtechtools.com

 

 



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