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CNTRL: Beyond EDM is an educational initiative, centred on electronic dance music (EDM), and comprising music production seminars, lessons in the music business and live music performances on a tour of North American universities.[1] Organised by a core team of Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice and Ean Golden, the tour has included many high-profile guest speakers and performers.[2] Their stated aim is "engaging young North American fans of EDM and showing them the roots of the music, the history of a global movement and demonstrating what the future of music technology and performance has the power to become." Partners include Sennheiser,[3] New York DJ school Dubspot and DJTechtools magazine.[4] The CNTRL branding features a fingerprint/circuitboard logo representing the expression of musicians' individuality through electronics.[5]


The first series of events took place in October and November 2012, touring the east coast of the United States and Canada. Seminars were held in:

Each was followed by an evening performance at a nearby venue.

A further event took place in March 2013 at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas[6][7] and a U.S. west coast tour is planned for 2013 or 2014.[8]


  1. ^ Sami Yenigun (29 October 2012). "Dance Music Looks Beyond EDM And Hopes The Crowd Will Follow". GBP News. Georgia Public Broadcasting. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Week Ahead: Oct. 28 — Nov. 3". The New York Times. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "CNTRL: Beyond EDM Discovering Electronic & Techno(logy) Music". Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Russell Smith (7 November 2012). "Wanna dance? Bring back the techno underground". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Ben Slater. "CNTRL Beyond EDM Tour - Richie Hawtin – Loco Dice". Behance. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Amanda Mesa (5 March 2013). "CNTRL: Beyond EDM – SxSW Special w/ Richie Hawtin & more". Elektro. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "CNTRL: BEYOND EDM – A SXSW Special w Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Tiga, Azari & III (DJ Set) and more…". Only The Beat. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Mark Gwinnett (15 November 2012). "Music for the masses". The Sun. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 

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