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Richie Hawtin
Richie Hawtin's CNTRL series lifts the hood on how EDM is made and played
Richie Hawtin's CNTRL series lifts the hood on how EDM is made and played

Electronic dance music is a multibillion-dollar industry in America. It claims significant real estate at nearly every major U.S. music festival and influences nearly every aspect of contemporary youth culture. But there are still misperceptions about how, exactly, this music gets made and played. With cheap, popular programs like Traktor and Ableton, it’s easy to program and perform electronic dance music today, and blowout EDM festivals don’t shed much light on what’s actually happening on that laptop or CDJ. For the last four years, the organizers behind the lecture and performance series now known as CNTRL have worked to clear up those mysteries. Created in...

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