Joran van Pol: My 5 Favorite Minus Tracks

Joran van Pol returns to Minus for the first time since 2013 with Edge, a fantastic four-track EP that follows on the heels of the producer’s most recent cinematic techno releases on esteemed imprints the likes of SCI+TEC, Rejected, Ideal Audio and of course his own FADE label.

The Amsterdam artist has also been in demand as a DJ, playing headlining slots everywhere from Space Ibiza to Time Warp, all the while setting up his brand-new studio to keep churning out the tracks that have put him on the map.

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Richie Hawtin: The Moment I Felt My Career Was Over

In the genre of electronic music, Richie Hawtin is considered an industry pillar. As one of the pioneering techno artists in the music scene, Hawtin has enjoyed a very successful career playing to sold-out crowds all over the world, headlining major festivals, running several world-renowned labels, founding some of the most talked-about party series and brands and even launching his own ENTER.Sake and PLAYdifferently DJ mixer equipment lines.

As such, it is hard to imagine that at one point Hawtin’s career came into serious doubt, but that is exactly what happened more than 20 years ago when the man himself did indeed think his career was truly over.

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Richie Hawtin Presents: PROTOTYPES TOUR


ENTER. and M_nus boss Richie Hawtin just announced a PROTOTYPES TOUR presented by PLAYdifferently, the new project he embarked on to develop and release state-of-the-art DJ equipment.

With the aim of testing the final prototypes of PLAYdifferently’s new mixer, the tour will start on Monday March 14th at Los Angeles’ Sound Nightclub before stops at SXSW in Austin, the smaller Panther Room within Output in New York, a Miami Music Week appearance and a show at Spybar Chicago alongside DJ Tennis before jetting off to Europe. There, he is set to test out the equipment in Paris, Tenax in Florence, Watergate in Berlin, fabric in London and Robert Johnson in Offenbach before a special showcase during Movement weekend in Detroit alongside heavyweights Joseph Capriati, Dubfire and Hito.

The final stop will take place at Awakenings in Amsterdam on Sunday June 26th where he will be accompanied by the likes of Maceo Plex, The Martinez Brothers, Chris Liebing, Hito and Fabio Florido.

Stay up to date with Hawtin on Facebook and Twitter for further information and ticket releases for each show.

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Minus Releases Marc Houle Remix Album

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About eleven years ago Marc Houle released his debut album, Restored, on Richie Hawtin’s imprint, Minus. A lot happens over time, but Marc Houle has always remained driven and dedicated towards pushing a sound and artistic vision. Here we are, eleven years after the initial release waiting in excitement for the release of the Restored Remix Album.

To commemorate the original album, Houle and the Minus team have employed a wide range of characters to handle various remixes from the original album. The Restored Remix Album features remix treatment from M.A.N.D.Y, Joris Voorn, Danny Daze, Cosmic Boys, Monkey Safari, Harvard Bass, Popof, Julian Jeweil, Justin James, and Monoloc. From slick minimal interpretations to darker mainroom affairs the remixes for Restored cover many quintessential sounds of Minus.

You can preview the entire remix album in the Soundcloud player below, with the official release coming on Monday April 6th.

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Interview with M.A.N.D.Y on Restored