[WATCH] Richie Hawtin’s CLOSE Masterclass and Performance

Richie Hawtin has had over twenty years of experience as a DJ. On top of that, he’s also the creator of the final scratch and the co-founder of Beatport. He continues to push creative boundaries nonstop and never stays complacent. Hawtin changed and pioneered the sound of techno over the years. Apple’s Music Lab brought him in for a masterclass and live performance. Hawtin shares the set-up behind his CLOSE show and unveils CLOSE combined, his new audiovisual live release designed for iPhone.

The concept and design for the CLOSE show were to minimize the distance between the performer and the audience. It provides a sense of a more intimate connection with barriers all stripped down. Richie Hawtin breaks down all the gear he has and uses.

For the CLOSE sets, there are small cameras scattered around Hawtin that provides the audience with a close up view as well as different perspectives. The CLOSE combined app utilizes these different camera angles and makes it accessible for people all over the world.

Skip to 33:03 for his live performance:

Apple Music Lab: CLOSER Masterclass & Live Performance (Full Version – Milan)

For me, playing music is about communicating to the people on the dancefloor and sharing my passion for electronic music. However, I also love sharing my experiences and thoughts on what drives and inspires my creativity, like at the series of Apple presentations I did recently focusing on CLOSE live and my new CLOSE combined release. Here’s the presentation from the Apple store in Milan in full. I hope you enjoy it. Look forward to seeing everyone at CLOSE at Amsterdam Dance Event next week – Richie Hawtin CLOSE & Modeselektor LIVE // ADEWatch or listen to CLOSE combined on all digital stores: https://ffm.to/closecombined#TodayAtApple #CLOSEcombined #RichieHawtin

Posted by Richie Hawtin on Thursday, October 10, 2019

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