On Richie Hawtin's recent tour, he's been doing something different from the norm of just going from city to city playing shows. The techno mastermind of course has still been rocking crowds with the CNTRL tour, but there is another aspect that bridges packed audiences at night and education during the day.
The eight city tour started in Boston and ended in Los Angeles, marketing itself as a college campus tour that pursued "Individuality and creativity in technology-based music. Beyond Hawtin, renowned speakers and performers like Lee K, Matthew Dear, Victor Calderone, Blue Hawaii, Grimes, and Dubfire also appeared on certain dates of the tour to educate in their own way.
The first stop was in Boston, taking place at Berklee School of Music. Teaming up with Point Blank Music School and CNTRL, a class was held on April 15th that allowed versatile American musician Matthew Dear to teach production tips through Ableton Live. We get an exclusive look on the making of certain songs, stories about his childhood, and in general good advice any for any aspiring artists.
Keep your eyes peeled for more videos from Point Blank and CNTRL, as each stop was recorded and documented so people around the world can learn from veteran producers.