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Richie Hawtin releases audiovisual mix album, 'CLOSE COMBINED'

Off the back of his CLOSE live tour

  • Scarlett O'Malley
  • 20 September 2019
Richie Hawtin releases audiovisual mix album, 'CLOSE COMBINED'

Richie Hawtin has released an audiovisual mix album off the back of his 2018 CLOSE live tour.

‘CLOSE COMBINED’, released on Plus 8, takes scenes from the CLOSE live tour that reached Glasgow, London and Tokyo in a mix of performance and crowd-sourced visuals.

The album presents crowd view, stage set-up and equipment close-ups in a three panel layout which allows the audience to delve deeper into Hawtin’s creative impulses.

The CLOSE live experiment has also been featured at festivals like Sónar, Primavera Sound, Nuits Sonores and concerts at The Roundhouse in London, L’Olympia in Paris, and the Sydney Opera House.

Hawtin explained this project is “designed to bring greater transparency to the underlying art of DJing in the 'press-play' era.”

He added: “I want to be as transparent as possible in how, why and what I play in order to bring focus onto the intuitive spontaneity that is at the heart of a great DJ performance.”

The multi-platform release is available on YouTube, Apple Music and Facebook Video and an audio-only version can be found on all digital music sites via his Plus 8 Records imprint.

See the tracklist and listen to the album below.

1. Rosper, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Artificial Technology)
2. Eme Kulhnek, DJ Emerson, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Rolling Explicitly)
3. Kaiserdisco, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Acid Trip)
4. Cortechs, Mental Resonance, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Core Resonance)
5. Mental Resonance, Edit Select, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Antennae Select)
6. Edit Select, Rocky Miller, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Disengaged Acid)
7. Cam Deas, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Spontaneous Exercise)
8. Charlotte de Witte, Lewis Fautzi, S.Sic, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (These Restless Drums)
9. Kuvoka, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Kargi Kontinued)
10. Ricardo Garduno, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Heartwarming Acid)
11. Dario Sorano, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Hybrid Acid)
12. Balthazar & JackRock, Dario Sorano, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Hybrid Empire)
13. Jen Series, ANNA, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (When I'm a Freakin Acid Dream)
14. Christian Hornbostel, AlBird, Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Sensor Acid Overload)
15. Richie Hawtin - CLOSE combined (Moving Forward)

Scarlett O'Malley is a freelance writer, follow her on Twitter

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