Good Morning Mix: deadmau5 vs Richie Hawtin live at SXSW 2013
When news surfaced a year ago that deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin would be performing a back-to-back set at SXSW, hysteria commenced. The king of progressive house indulging in his understated techno tastes with minimal tech legend Richie Hawtin? Now there’s something you don’t see everyday. The only evidence to surface from the storied closing party were various YouTube videos yielding unsatisfying results. A year later, however, Richie Hawtin has uploaded the full set to SoundCloud.
Like any good techno set, the music slowly increases in intensity as the Hawtin and Zimmerman machine comes to life. Familiar deadmau5 samples are interspersed throughout the mix, while Joel’s recently released “Sunspot (White Space Conflict)” under his testpilot moniker even makes a cameo. Fans looking for uplifting progressive house should be warned, this is slow-cooked, pure techno reverie.