The app allows users to deconstruct Hawtin's performances—in both live streams and archival sets—and view them from different angles.
The app focuses on Hawtin's latest live show, CLOSE, which featured on his last LP, CLOSE COMBINED. CLOSER allows users to watch the performances from CLOSE COMBINED from a variety of angles, and deconstruct or isolate certain layers as they listen. It also comes with an edit of a 2017 performance in Hungary, the first of many promised archival live shows to be released exclusively within the app.
CLOSER will also feature live stream capability in the future, so that users can interact with Hawtin's performance in real time as they happen, in the same way they can already with the archival shows.
The app was created in collaboration with Telekom Electronic Beats.
"I hope [CLOSER] gives new insight into how I play and create my unique Hawtin sound," Hawtin says. "In a world filled with DJs who are happy with the status quo of electronic music performance, I strive to push forward, challenge myself and hopefully inspire the next generation of Techno performers to continue to go beyond the norm."
Check out the app here.
Photo credit: Willy Vanderperre