Pioneers of Electronic Music with Richiw Hawtin DVD Review

Electronic Beats together with Slices released in October a documentary DVD about Richie Hawtin's life. 'Pioneers of Electronic Music' wants to be a series of DVDs about the most famous artists of electronic music. The first volume is dedicated to one of the founders of minimal techno, Richie Hawtin.

Richie Hawtin lives an enviably stylish existence in an unlikely and unexpected place. His refurbished home sits across from a throbbing factory in a spare, industrial zone of Windsor, Ontario. The 97-year-old building was once a firehouse in the days when its firewagons were drawn by horses. But in the 21st century, what used to be a hayloft has been transformed into Hawtin's striking, uncluttered, red-and-black apartment; the horses lived directly below in what's now his state-of-the-art recording studio.

Concentrated more on the human side of the artist, the documentary shows some scenes of Richie Hawtin's life, scenes that if they hadn't happened, he wouldn't be where he is now.

Pioneers of Electronic Music with Richiw Hawtin DVD Review

December 20, 2006 at 12:45 PM CET

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