Richie Hawtin is renowned for global envoys based on pushing the envelope of electronic music. However, 2013 began with two special missions to new territories in his career — South Africa and India. This first video, DISCOVERING SOUTH AFRICA, takes in his recent life-changing trip: built around a new platform launched for electronic music titled Bridges For Music. Created by Valentino Barrioseta, its about using the positive messages of the genre to inspire and enlighten the under-privileged — harking back to the values that defined house music from the beginning — One Nation Under a Groove. In this special recap video, Hawtin meets new generations at clubs, festivals, townships and on the dancefloor. Hawtin is the first ambassador for Bridges for Music, and the foundations are set for a positive future for keen new musicians, and also a new home for underground electronic music to develop in parallel.
Video by Barbara Klein / http://facebook.com/nielkarabrab
Music – excerpts from Richie Hawtin’s DJ set in Soweto Township, Johannesburg
Matte Blakk “Wise Guys with Ray Guns” (coming out on Minus this summer)
Loco Dice “Detox” – Desolat
Cashmere “Brighter Days” – Casual Records