As Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice's wildly successful CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour comes to an end, it is quite evident that these two underground titans have accomplished exactly what they wanted to.
In a bold yet well-timed effort to show the new generation of house-heads what the underground is all about, Richie and Dice toured and lectured relentlessly for three weeks, while bringing along an assorted group of amazing guest DJs (Tiga, Seth Troxler, Josh Wink, Gaiser to name a few).
Focusing on colleges in major cities across North America, this bus tour marked an ambitious effort to demonstrate how vital a role that technology plays in dance music. It also demonstrated how some of the biggest DJs leverage evolving technology to heighten the experience of their sets and influence their productions.
Richie, Dice and his bus full of like-minded individuals also documented their travels and experiences via daily bulletins and weekly reviews after hitting hotspots like Montreal, New York and Chicago. These clips gave fans and attendees an inside look into what was accomplished in each city, and how each stop differed in both lecture content and show outcome.
Below is Richie's final recap of the tour, and below that, it's Mixmag's very own DJ Hangout with Hawtin and Dice.