Richie Hawtin shocks and awes with the unveiling of CLOSE
He changed the game in Ibiza with ENTER., so leave it to Richie Hawtin to yet again make another audiovisual technology statement at this year's Coachella with the debut of his new show CLOSE. In effort to change the typical set-up of a DJ (with decks in front) and connect more closely with the audience, Richie created an innovative new production utilizing video mapping technology that created a real time visualizer for his commanding techno soundtrack.
There are only so many words that can describe the experience - it's best seen in the video above or in person at the second weekend of Coachella or later this year at Movement Detroit, Creamfields, Pukkelpop, Primavera Sound, Melt and more.
[Photo: Julian Bajsel]
Moderat defy "live" performance with a perfectly polished set
Moderat, the German live-electronic supergroup comprised of two members of Modeselektor and the artist known as Apparat, hit the Mojave stage on Saturday of Coachella to deliver the 10 best selections from their well-known catalogue. It was a satisfying, seamless performance to appease both trippy festival goers and techno heads alike, starting off with a slow, almost wary intro and ending with a true festival favorite, 'Bad Kingdom'. The biggest compliment Mixmag could give is that they sounded so good, we couldn't believe they were live.
[Photo: Charles Hackleman]
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