Red Bull just released Crawlr from visionary electronic musician Richie Hawtin, under his 80XX alias. The track is the 15th from the 20 Before 16 music series, and can be streamed and downloaded now at redbull.com/20before16.
Since starting Plus 8 Records at the turn of the 90s, Richie Hawtin has shaped not just the sound of electronic music, but also the culture and industry around it, like few others. He developed the tool that went on to change the art of DJing (Final Scratch), established a seminal club night in Ibiza (ENTER.), built a veritable techno empire (M_nus), and most importantly, released some of the most memorable music in techno history. Now the latter doesnt happen all too often these days, so were even more excited to present a brand new recording under a new alias, 80XX. Crawlr is one of four 80XX tracks recorded in Berlin this year to coincide with the release of Hawtin’s new album, ‘From My Mind To Yours’ – a raw banger that channels the energy of the early 90s while demonstrating how this Red Bull Music Academy lecturer keeps his eyes firmly on the future.
The 20 Before 16 music series features 20 exclusive tracks released over 20 days from artists across the Red Bull network–Red Bull Sound Select, Red Bull Records, Red Bull Studios and Red Bull Music Academy. The series kicked off on December 1 with a track from Red Bull Records artist AWOLNATION and has included standout songs from Red Bull Sound Select artist Gallant and his collaboration with Grammy-winning artist and producer James Fauntleroy; LA-based producer and former Red Bull Music Academy alumnus TOKiMONSTA and her most recent collaboration with Anderson .Paak; Kelelas current single Rewind remixed featuring MC Bin Laden; the Skrillex remix of Torro Torros Make A Move and more.
All new songs can be streamed starting at 12pm EST each day at redbull.com/20before16, and each track will also be available as a download with 1,000 digital copies available.
More about Red Bull Music Academy? Red Bull Music Academy is a platform for those who make a difference in todays musical landscape. The Academy has been pairing music legends and emerging beatsmiths since 1998 in cities such as Berlin, Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, Rome, São Paulo, London, New York City and Paris. Every year 60 of the most gifted new music makers from all over the world get invited to create, celebrate and collaborate in a creative hub where they are exposed to musical luminaries such as Che Pope to Laurent Garnier, amongst many others. Academy alumni have gone on to become true figureheads of their scenes like LA soul singer Aloe Blacc; experimental electronic music producer and beat music innovator Flying Lotus; Hudson Mohawke, the Scottish producer behind the beats of Drake and Kanye West; and UK singer Katy B, who introduced a larger audience to the sound of Londons dubstep, funky and garage.
For more information, visit redbullmusicacademy.com.