Our EB.tv team recently dug into their crates to unearth some fine material. The Slices special issue Pioneers of Electronic Music Vol. 1, which is now available on Electronic Beats’ youtube channel, gives a deep insight into the work of Richie Hawtin and his development as electronic music producer. Yet the old G4 PowerBooks in the label’s office give a hint that this documentary was filmed in 2006, but, as you can imagine, it’s timeless stuff. Richie Hawtin even proved himself a prophet when saying:
"A great track is a great track, but there are tons of them out there. It’s even more important that the artists have something more to say than the music that they’re making." This certainly applies even more to this day and age.
Since this issue of Slices is kind of rare now, we decided to loot our stocks and raffle off a couple of copies. Give us a shout at email@example.com to participate in the competition.
Published May 16, 2011.