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Following a successful year with mega releases, headlining club slots, and festival performances, Newcastle native and progressive house giant Cristoph is thrilled to announce his forthcoming 'O2C' North American Fall Tour. Since its debut in Europe and the UK, the 'O2C' tour will expand to the States aiming its growth on the rise of progressive house music and techno. The two-month run will begin in Chicago on October 13 the innovative live op-to-close concept will tour across Houston, Brooklyn, D.C., Toronto, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, and more dates.

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His passion and dedication to his craft and connection with his fans remain a forceful energy to an ever-evolving legacy. Cristoph’s monumental rise in the US music scene is a testament to his unparalleled talent and work ethic. His growing popularity stateside, combined with an insatiable demand from fans and venues, compelled him to make a strategic move. He recently relocated from the U.K. to the U.S. this past year, further solidifying his position as a global powerhouse in the electronic music industry.

At each 'O2C' show, Cristoph intends to take the crowd on an intimate and immersive journey through sight and sound. With an open-to-close concept with no zero openers or closing acts, only Cristoph will be the headliner at each event. This upcoming Fall tour will see the electronic music maestro curate an experience like no other. A total of seventy-two hours of tunes with an impressive fifteen show dates.

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Techno titan Richie Hawtin has recently announced his latest project ‘From Our Minds’ its next expansion destination, New York. The concept will take over the premiere dance space Knockdown Center in Queens. Earlier this year, the unique imprint made its North American debut in the origin of techno. Detroit. The series made its way to a sold-out warehouse event in Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more. It holds a strict no-photo and video policy, making each event a one-of-a-kind experience for those in attendance. Richie Hawtin believes he is helping push the techno scene and sound forward in innovative new ways. Knockdown Center will see this dynamic group come together for the first time on the East Coast.

Photo credit - Anne Harbers
RIchie Hawtin From Our Minds photo credit - Anne Harbers


This evolved from Richie’s CNTRL tours back in 2012, when EDM was booming and mainstream across the US. He toured on a bus across American college cities performing and educating a new generation entering the dance music scene of the origin of techno music. The tour takes its slogan and ethos from Hawtin’s ‘90s label imprint Plus 8 and its ‘From Our Minds To Yours’ slogan, connecting back to the early days of techno. The New York showcase will feature a wave of new techno talent throughout the States, representing the scenes of a wide range of dark, heavy, and euphoric sounds while keeping the original traditional techno elements. Heavy-hitters and craft-makers the lineup consists of visual artists, producers, and DJs such as Korea-born and Tokyo-based, machìna and Detroit natives Tylr and Henry Brooks. Brooks will be joined by another rising Detroit artist, producer, DJ, and visual artist Huey Mnemonic, who aims to both preserve and add to the rich lineage of his region’s homegrown sonic culture by channeling the Black American experience into his work. Canadian artist Barbosa, owner of the Toronto label Heist Mode. Representing Texas is the pair of Declan James and Decoder, who often perform back-to-back as their side project Frame. Out of New York is DJ and producer Jay York who runs the vinyl label TOCA Records alongside Decoder. Completing the ballot is Cali-born, Phoenix-based, Lindsey Herbert first encountered techno on Richie’s CNTRL tour and has been a champion of the sound in the South West ever since. She’s joined by Octopus Recordings artist Michelle Sparks, an artist who has been an inspirational gem in the growth of the underground rave scene.

From Our Minds’ is committed to working with independent local promoters who are aware and respectful of the history of techno music. Making the future for techno and its programming, planning, and execution in events. Knockdown Center is home to the club BASEMENT, which has been hailed by locals and touring DJs as one of the country’s top techno sites, drawing comparisons to Berlin’s famed Tresor. The New York edition of ‘From Our Minds’ will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023, come suited in your blackest attire and immerse in one of the greatest techno vacant in modern dance music.

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After two long years, MATTE Black will finally return with their most anticipated event yet. On April 23, The Knockdown Center will be taken over by A MATT Project for a comeback return event unlike any other. The night will be a historic night, filled with a sea of black with smiling faces, state-of-the-art sound systems, and a lineup that breaks barriers. 

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MATTE Black has been uniting creative communities to experience music and art for 10 years strong. An orchestration of sound and form. A symphony of light and dark. A collision of sense and experience. A bridge to a new verse. It’s an underground party series with the intersection of music, art, design, and digital technology. The immersive event bosts selective names within the underground community offering an array of talent. 

The comeback lineup consists of  German DJ Marcel Dettmann,  designer, DJ, and producer Heron Preston, The Red Room is back with AceMoma, electric-house producer Tammy Lakkis (LIVE), Mexican vibes, and euphoric sounds from PAURRO, upcoming American DJ and producer, Hank Korsan, and Brooklyn’s own techno DJ Amelia Holt. Headlining the immersive event will be South Korean techno madam herself Peggy Gou. Art installations are to be announced.  

BLACK has always been the amalgam of all colors and right now our hearts are bleeding. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the International Rescue Committee - Ukraine chapter in support of displaced civilians and refugees.

Peggy Gou
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