I think that was Eddie Fowlkes, aka "The Whiniest DJ In Techno". He's always complaining about something (mostly the the "Belleville Three" should have been a four, and that he never gets the recognition he deserves).Originally posted by keld
"there certainly wouldnt be no fuckin ass richie hawtin". who said that truth? some detroit dj in this documentary on the creation of techno music.
What you heard about his set at the Guv is simply not true. It was brilliant. Hawtin's amazing sense of rhythm shone through brightly to my delight because it is that sense of rhythm that makes Hawtin particularly special. The set had great dynamic range and depth and was executed with perfection. It was complex for sure, but had what I would call "organic funk" embedded into every bar. It was very danceable from start to finish as evidenced by the substantial number (but certainly not all) of the people dancing up a storm.Originally posted by vodka_soda
PS Hawtin's set in Montreal on Saturday night was hands down the best set I've heard from him since 1995 both technically and with track selection. There was so much movement in the set (and dare I say emotion?) it was apparently completely different from the guv set I skipped. the floor was captivated until the end of the night with dancing bodies that respected your personal space. I went to hear Marc Houle, but got floored by Hawtin.
hmm, I wonder if alex has something that filters the mega upload part of the link that comes before the .com partOriginally posted by seeker
Sarah, your link is totally bustificated.
I was listening hard enough...because there was nothing else to do.Originally posted by eLeKTRon
I think a lot of the crowd didn't "get" it. Many called it "boring". Perhaps they are just not listening hard enough or maybe they can't comprehend complex rhythmic structures. I also think the crowd is used to getting a shit-pounding from hard DJs and when something else gets served up, it gets a 'wtf' response. Its too bad really but whatever.
Now I wish I went. I think you hit it with what you wrote. He's gotten so refined with conveying what he's able to do, how he hears, his precision in sculpting sound, etc. I guess I should clarify that I've heard him more frequently than any other dj in lots of different environments that made certain sets among my favourites in the last 10 years (and made me dislike other sets, too, unfortunately, ie Kabin this summer destroying the glow I had about him coming off of Detroit only days before.) Unimpeded and with the right setup, and the right crowd, etc, it definitely enhances the overall experience for both artist and audience. Musically the Montreal set was as close to perfection as I've heard from him.Originally posted by eLeKTRon
What you heard about his set at the Guv is simply not true. It was brilliant. Hawtin's amazing sense of rhythm shone through brightly to my delight because it is that sense of rhythm that makes Hawtin particularly special.
a ha! i see your game. i thought it was one of those links that i'd click, and you'd send itOriginally posted by Skipper
hmm, I wonder if alex has something that filters the mega upload part of the link that comes before the .com part
like g oa t see ?
in any case there is a whole thread in the techno links section of the livesets.com forums
well hopefully ritchie has enough musical integrity to not necessarrily play exactly what the guv crowd wanted. cause that would've been a not- very good night of music.Originally posted by Skipper
II just didn't think it was suited to the night or the venue. I thought the first half was almost downtempo, all things considered.
Good on ya for catching a stellar Hawtin moment. Truly he is a gifted musician.Originally posted by vodka_soda
I just watched/listened to the bonus set from Timewarp included on the DVD and it's pretty representative of Montreal, and for years it was my minimum expectation of him. Now I feel fortunate to have been able to have caught a set that lived up to it after so long.
The guv crowd took WAY longer getting "started" on this particular night than any night I've ever been there. People were standing in the middle of the dancefloor, chatting, at 2am! I overheard people commenting like "when is he going to pick it up" and so on.Originally posted by grit
well hopefully ritchie has enough musical integrity to not necessarrily play exactly what the guv crowd wanted. cause that would've been a not- very good night of music.
how about educating them a little bit? those are the dj's I respect most. - the guys that play what they love basically every time.
would you have been happier if he played hard, progressive stuff like 'most' of the crowd was probably craving?
respect to him for keepin it rythmically advanced and deep.
FUCK THE MASSES.