Richie Hawtin is taking the final prototypes of his much-anticipated PLAYdifferently mixer project on the road this spring with his high-profile DJ associates for a series of showcase events.
Kicking off at Los Angeles’ Sound nightclub on Monday, March 14, the Prototypes tour will feature stops at London’s Fabric, Berlin’s Watergate, and Brooklyn’s Output across its 13 dates. Additionally, the tour will host stages at both Detroit Movement and Amsterdam Awakenings festivals on May 28-30 and June 28 respectively. Along the way, Hawtin will be joined by a smattering of techno’s finest acts, including Carlo Ruetz, Chris Liebing, Cinthie, Diego Krause, DJ Tennis, Dubfire, Ean Golden, Fabio Florido, Francois K, Hito, Joris Voorn, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, Matrixxman, Matt Karmil, Mike Servito, Nastia, Paco Osuna, Roi Perez, The Martinez Brothers, tINI, and Whyt Noyz.
Announced at NAMM this past January, PLAYdifferently is the result of Hawtin’s collaboration with famed product developer Andy Rigby (formerly of Allen & Heath) and sees the pair combining their expertise to create new instruments for the electronic music market. Full details haven’t been revealed, but you can get a peek at what’s in store here.
The full dates for the PLAYdifferently Prototypes tour are below. For more information, go to PLAYdifferently.org
Mon Mar 14 – Sound, Los Angeles
Tue Mar 15 – Resident Advisor at Kingdom, SXSW, Austin
Plus Resident Advisor talk: Technology – Past, Present & Future
Wed Mar 16 – Panther Room, Output, New York
Thu Mar 17 – Basement, Edition, Miami
Very Special Guests
Fri Mar 18 – Spybar, Chicago
Wed Mar 23 – Walrus, Paris
Richie Hawtin – in-store performance
Thu Mar 24 – Labyrinth, Hasselt
Fri Mar 25 – Tenax, Florence
Richie Hawtin DJ Tennis Fabio Florido
Sat Mar 26 – Fabric, London
Sun Mar 27 – Watergate, Berlin
Diego Krause b2b Cinthie Fabio Florido
Thu 07 April – Robert Johnson, Frankfurt
Sat-Mon 28-30 May – Movement, Detroit
Sun 26 June – Awakenings, Amsterdam
The Martinez Brothers